Fly at 900kmh in a Soviet light attack aircraft
SOARING, tumbling and freewheeling – just like the Aladdin song suggests, Fastjet Adventure Flights offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be trialled at the Whitsunday Airport in Flametree next weekend.
Airport CEO Brent O’Dwyer has welcomed the new addition, saying it added a dynamic flair to the airport and flights already on offer.
Described as the “ultimate warbird experience”, the Fastjet Adventure Flights L-39 Albatros jet was designed as an advanced Soviet light attack jet.
Just 20 minutes is all it takes to feel the entire wonderment that is the Albatros.
Passengers will climb and roll at spectacular rates, performing a wide range of aerobatic manoeuvres as the pilot puts the plane through her places during this introducto- ry flight. Owned by crew chief Tammy Augostin and pilot Charlie Camilleri, Fastjet Adventure Flights is based at the Bathurst Airport in New South Wales.
After an introduction at a Whitsunday Marketing and Development Limited Networking Night earlier this year, the jet has been testing her wings in this region.
With family in Proserpine, Mr Camilleri hopes the company can operate once a month from the region very soon.
“Who wouldn’t want to operate from here?” he said.
“Flying over (the) islands only adds to the thrill of it.”
Mr Camilleri, a pilot with a lifetime of experience nationally and internationally in the field, admits the Whitsundays have some of the most stunning sights he has ever seen.
Hold tight as you experience the gut-wrenching G-forces of the L-39 Albatros jet going over 900kmh an hour in a high-adrenaline thrill ride.
Fastjet will operate from the Whitsundays over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend from June 5–7.
For information on prices and availabilities, visit www.fastjet.com.au.
HOT ACTION: Fastjet Adventure Flights now operate from the Whitsunday Airport.