RED BARON AEROBATIC EXPERIENCE (30mins)
Get a taste of the Red Bull Air Race right here in Sydney and experience neck numbing aerobatics at their most extreme in the Red Baron Extra 200 stunt plane. From the same stable as the Extra 300, a featured aircraft in the Red Bull Air Race (Nicholas Ivanov won the Perth 2007 leg in his Extra 300SR), the Extra 200 has a top speed of 410 km/h, a climb rate of 2000 feet per minute and a staggering roll rate of 360 degrees per second. It is rated to a neck numbing positive 8 G’s and negative 8 G’s!
Upon your arrival at Red Baron HQ, Bankstown, you will climb into a flight-suit and prepare to board. Your pilot will strap you securely into the cockpit and fasten your headphones and flight helmet. There will be plenty of time for your family and friends to take photographs of you as you prepare for your flight. When you are secure, your pilot will prepare the plane for take off. You’ll be able to hear all the calls to air traffic control and speak to your pilot through the intercom.
Once airborne you’ll head west towards the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. Over St Mary’s- in the designated training area- you’ll climb to 3500ft-4000ft. You’ll start with some basic manoeuvres- like loops, barrel rolls, wingovers and hammer head turns- to get the feel of things. Your pilot may also treat you to some inverted flight- flying upside down. Your pilot will explain each manoeuvre as you go through it.
Once you’re comfortable with the basics – hold on tight as the pilot shows you what this aircraft’s really capable of. You’ll experience a sequence of manoeuvres that will test your, and the aircrafts limits.
This flight is not for the faint hearted! You’ll experience G forces of anywhere between +8G and -4G, alternatively being pushed into your seat or pulled hard against your harness. The large bubble canopy will give you unrivaled, uninterrupted views of the the surrounding landscape.
The Red Baron Stunt Plane is made of the latest in carbon fibre composite technology combined with a proven steel airframe construction. This allows the Extra to withstand the immense forces exerted upon it during flight while maintaining it’s relatively light weight.
This is the most extreme aerobatic experience around. After you’ve had your fill of neck numbing, adrenaline flooding aerial ballet you’ll head back to Bankstown. Landing back at Red Baron HQ you’ll be hard pressed to stop smiling for the rest of the day and we trust it is an experience you will fondly remember for the rest of your life.