Do you ever feel trapped by the mundane routine of everyday life? Do you long for a chance to escape and experience something truly exhilarating? Look no further than the Nanchang CJ6 Warbird with Combat Flights Gippsland.
The Beauty of Flight The beauty of flight lies in its ability to transport us beyond the constraints of our daily lives. As you soar through the sky in our Nanchang CJ6 Warbird, you truly enter another world and you will leave behind the stresses and worries of our everyday routines.
Aerobatic manoeuvres, also known as aerobatics, are complex aerial manoeuvres that involve stunts such as rolls, loops, and spins. These manoeuvres have been used for centuries by pilots to show off their skills and challenge themselves.
Early History The first recorded aerobatic manoeuvres were performed by the Wright Brothers in 1903. They performed a “wingover”, which is a type of loop, and a “barrel roll”. Later, Italian aviator Galvani performed a “wingover” in 1905.
Nowadays, most people can say that they have flown in an aircraft at least once in their lives. Some have even had the privilege to fly in different aircraft, not just passenger airlines. However, very few people at all can claim to truly know what it’s like to engage in air to air combat against another aircraft.
Air combat involves flying military-grade aeroplanes in combat situations ‒ also known as dogfighting.
Here at Combat Flights Gippsland, you can experience the thrills and spills of flying high and fast in a warbird, up to 5,000 ft above the ground. You will get to experience the rush of G-forces pushing you back into your seat as the ground rushes beneath you - inverted. Mingling with the clouds, there is nothing quite like the thrill of zooming along at 300 km/h in a warbird aerobatic flight.
The CJ-6A Nanchang rests on the airstrip with the rising sun silhouetting its form, outlining the classic World War II era shape and evoking a bygone era of courage and daring in the face of incredible danger.
Every time I see it standing there, the timeless Nanchang warbird beckons me to climb inside and ride the wind on its sturdy wings, experiencing the joys and thrills of wild aerial combat manoeuvres that would make any grown man squeal with delight.