Fly at 900kmh in a Soviet light attack air­craft

Whitsunday Times - - BUSINESS -

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.

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