CQ Adventure Flights

Multiple Locations

CQ Adventure Flights is Airlie Beach's most exciting attraction, with adrenaline pumping Adventure Flights on offer in a classic Soviet Fighter Pilot Trainer, The Yak52.

Get strapped in, assist with a systems check, and then... Feel the rush, as the 360 horsepower Russian Radial engine thunders across the skies over Airlie Beach and the stunning Whitsunday Islands at over 300 kilometres per hour!

Whether you want your flight to be Gentle, or Mental, we have an experience that you will never forget!

At CQ Adventure Flights, they live by the words; Your Flight. Your Way.

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Public Telephone

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

"Gentle" Aerobatic Tour

- Feel what it's like to be a Fighter Pilot
- Experience loops, rolls and sustained inverted flight
- Stunning views of Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays

This is the perfect experience for those wanting a thrill, but something a little bit easier on the stomach. Experience the sensation of inverted flight as you hang upside down against the stunning backdrop of The Whitsundays.

Departing from Shute Harbour Airport, you will rocket to 2,500’ in less than 90 seconds. Once there, the pilot will talk you through as he pulls some G's to get you in the mood.
Once he gets the all clear from you, then rock and roll around the sky in this Classic Soviet Trainer and feel the push on your chest as the pilot pulls upwards of 3G, with rolls, loops and wingovers over the stunning backdrop of Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays.

Passenger Weight Limited to 120 kilograms.

Session Length;
Please allow 1.5 - 2 hours for experience
Flight time is approximately 10-15 minutes with approximately 5-6 minutes of aerobatics

Numbers on the day - one passenger at a time.

Spectators are welcomed and encouraged.

Enclosed shoes are required.

Indicative rates

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$250 $250
"Mental" Aerobatic Tour

- Feel what it's like to be a Fighter Pilot
- Experience loops, rolls and sustained inverted flight
- Stunning views of Airlie and The Whitsundays
- Get Bragging Rights

The perfect experience for the adrenaline junkie! Belt up, and hang on! This advanced aerobatic adventure flight will literally turn your life upside down. Are you game for the challenge?

Feel what it's like to be in a combat as you reach pressures of up to 5G. Your pilot will perform an extreme aerobatic routine, including loops, rolls, cubans and sustained inverted flight against the stunning backdrop of Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays. Will your knees be weak and palms sweaty? Or will you be hungry for more?

Passenger weight limited to 110 kilograms.
Passenger must advise pilot of any back/neck problems.
Passengers with known heart conditions should advise Pilot.

Flights depart from the main terminal Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour. 12 Air Whitsunday Road Flametree, QLD 4802.

Session Length
Please allow 1.5 - 2 hours for experience
Flight time is approximately 15-20 minutes, with approximately 8-14 minutes aerobatics

Indicative rates

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$350 $350
"Insane" - Whitehaven Tactical Recon Mission

- Feel what it's like to be a Fighter Pilot
- Experience 2 aerobatic routines
- Stunning views of Airlie Beach, Whitehaven Beach and The Whitsundays

Buckle up for an accelerated climb to 3,500’. Your mission is to report on enemy aircraft movements over Whitehaven Beach. Smile for the camera over Hill Inlet for that iconic postcard shot. Yours will be a little different to most however… as you’ll be hanging upside down! Then return to Airlie Beach for the most insane flight you’ll ever experience.

Passenger weight limited to 120 kilogram.
Passenger should advise pilot of any known back, neck, or heart conditions before flight.

Please allow 2.5 hours for experience.
Flight time is approximately 30 minutes, with 2 aerobatic routines of approximately 8-14 minutes.

Indicative rates

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$450 $450

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Sundown National Park

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
High, remote and rough, Sundown National Park (south west of Stanthorpe) entices both self-sufficient campers and experienced bushwalkers to explore its rugged ridges and gorges. Camp at one of five camping areas (three accessible by four-wheel-drive only) or hike in to a secluded bush camp.

Girraween National Park

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
Huge granite boulders tower above open forests in the spectacular and popular Girraween National Park outside Stanthorpe. Camp at either Castle Rock and Bald Rock Creek camping areas or picnic in the shady Bald Rock Creek day-use area.

Donnellys Castle, near Pozieres

Pozieres, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
Visit a bushranger hideout! 'Thunderbolt' who roamed the New England Tableland, had one of his hideouts near Pozieres. Donnelly's Castle, as it is now called, is a rock formation that you can walk between, around and over.

Storm King Dam

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
Storm King Dam rests in a picturesque rural setting with many water birds (including pelicans) and is an ideal spot for picnics, water sport and fishing. Fish species include golden perch, murray cod, silver perch, jew and river black fish.

Quart Pot Creek, Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
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The pretty Quart Pot Creek meanders through granite country and natural bushland, passes through the town of Stanthorpe, and continues out through the south-west, where it meets Spring Creek to form the Severn River.

Glenlyon Dam

Texas, Goondiwindi Area
Free Entry
Glenlyon Dam is ideal for wildlife viewing and many water sports including skiing, sailing and fishing. Fish species in the dam include Golden Perch, Murray Cod, Silver Perch, Jew and Spangled Perch. Camping sites, cabins and caravans are available at the Glenlyon Dam Tourist Park located at the waters edge.

Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Two and a half hours drive south-east of Brisbane, discover Queensland's premier wine region in the Granite Belt - where they've been making boutique wine since the 1870s in the cooler microclimate temperatures.

Amiens

Amiens, Southern Downs Area
Amiens is one of the pretty districts in the Granite Belt region, 17 kilometres north-west of Stanthorpe. These days the area is popular for orcharding, wine making and vegetable growing and was first settled by First World War servicemen who had been granted land for fruit growing after returning from war.

Pozieres

Pozieres, Southern Downs Area
The Granite Belt locality of Pozieres is situated about five kilometres west of the New England Highway, with the turn-off to the south of Dalveen. It is a productive fruit and vegetable growing area and also offers easy access to recreation areas such as Donnelly's Castle, Pozieres State Forest and Passchendaele State Forest.

Severnlea

Severnlea, Southern Downs Area
The Southern Downs village of Severnlea, on the highway south of Stanthorpe hasn't changed that much since it was first settled. There is still fruit growing and topaz fossicking, but these days you'll also discover some very good wineries.
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