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For many years the Tiger Moth was the plane of choice for training pilots, particularly military pilots. Named after its British originator, Geoffrey de Havilland, the de Havilland 82 Tiger Moth first flew in 1931. It was later used by the Royal Air Force, the South African Air Force and by other countries to train aviators who flew Spitfires during World War II. This classic biplane has not lost its popularity since entering service in the 1930s and most of those still flying are privately owned. Some are jealously guarded but many are used to offer scenic and nostalgic flights.
Classique Aviation offers short flights from Rand Airport, Germiston opposite the Germiston Lake. They operate 7 days a week, weather permitting and also offer an in-flight DVD of your fantastic experience.
You get a great view up there, but the main emphasis is on the plane itself. It’s a really beautiful piece of vintage equipment, conjuring up all kinds of images. Even the sound of the engine makes you feel like you’re in a black and white movie.
It’s so close to the city that this is a great opportunity to take a trip back in time without having to travel very far to do so.