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There's something about a Tiger Moth that brings a nostalgic glint to the steeliest eye. Perth's Royal Aero Club has a beautifully restored one that they make available for scenic flights over Perth from their headquarters at Jandakot Airport.
A half hour flight will currently (Nov '07) cost you $190 and take you from Jandakot over Fremantle and on to Cottesloe Beach (see the Intro photo here on this Perth page). $360 will give you an hour and extend the trip over Perth with a loop or two thrown in for good measure if you're feeling adventurous. The views are splendid and the sense of flying history tremendous as you take to the sky in this classic aircraft.

Take some extra time to look around the airport, one of the busiest in Australia. With its Royal Flying Doctor base, flight training colleges, Calm Forest and Bushfire Patrol base and all its other comings and goings, there is always something to see. There is a small outdoor viewing area from where you get a good view of the runways.

Address: Jandakot Airport
Directions: 15km south of Perth
Website: http://www.racwa.asn.au/

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  • Updated Nov 22, 2007
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