Please make sure you read and fully understand these terms and conditions.

GENERAL

  • Deposits and payments, ie the purchase of a flight or voucher received will be considered to be in full acceptance of the terms and conditions of this agreement.
  •  All Passengers must sign a liability waiver before flight with no exceptions.
  • People under 18 may fly but only with parental or Legal Guardians consent. There is no maximum age restriction for the flights.
  • Passengers must be of reasonable health and fitness.
  • Intoxicated or drug affected passengers will not be allowed to fly at the absolute discretion of the Chief Pilot.
  • Whilst we are able to accommodate most body sizes and heights we do require knowledge of extreme variations prior to booking.
  • As each flight is tailored to suit the individual we are able to offer flights to people affected by various types of disabilities and medical conditions. If this applies to your booking please speak to our staff prior to booking your flight.

FLIGHT AVAILABILITY

  • Port Macquarie – Flights are offered daily in Port Macquarie all year round.
  • Hunter Valley – Flights are offered in the Hunter Valley (Cessnock Airport) all year round.
  • Brisbane – Flights are offered daily in Brisbane (Archerfield Airport) all year round.
  • Byron Bay – Flights are offered daily in Byron Bay (Ballina-Byron Airport) all year round.
  • Melbourne – Coming soon!
  • Lismore – Flights are offered out of Lismore for flight shows only. Check with us for the next available weekend.

DEPOSITS / PAYMENTS

  • Jetfighter requires a minimum deposit of $1000.00 on all bookings. This is to allocate resources specifically for you flight.
  • Jetfighter requires full payment to be made two weeks prior to your flight.

REFUNDS

  • Gift Vouchers are not refundable or redeemable for cash, however can be transferred to another family member or friend within the 12 month validity period.
  • A refund will not be given for a “no show”.
  • All other refund requests are at the discretion of Jetfighter and in any event 25% of the mission price will be deducted on all refunds approved.

WEATHER

  • As flight safety is our number one priority flights may be cancelled and re-scheduled due to adverse weather or other factors affecting flight safety. In these cases passengers will be notified ASAP and re-scheduled for an alternative mutually convenient flight date. Re-scheduling in these cases is not subject to any fees and an extra two months will be added to the validity date.

CASA REGULATIONS –
CASR Pt 132

LIMITATIONS THAT APPLY TO ADVENTURE STYLE OPERATION
7.1. When an aircraft is issued with a SC of A in Limited Category, it is also issued with a
list of conditions and directions, including operating limitations, which are set out in
an Annex attached to the SC of A and carried on board the aircraft.
7.2. Most of the conditions, directions and limitations contained in the Annex, are based
on CASR 1998 Part 132 and its MOS, and are described in more detail in AC 21.05
and AC 21.25. Within those requirements, there are general conditions and
limitations that apply to all Limited category aircraft; and there are specific additional
conditions that pertain when a fare-paying passenger is carried on an adventure
flight. Those specific adventure conditions are: –


“WARNING

PERSONS FLY IN THIS AIRCRAFT AT THEIR OWN RISK
THIS AIRCRAFT WAS NOT DESIGNED FOR AIR TRANSPORT
OPERATIONS AND IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE OPERATED TO THE
SAME SAFETY STANDARDS AS AN AIRCRAFT USED FOR AIR
TRANSPORT OPERATIONS”.


  •  The aircraft must be an ex-military or historic aircraft as defined in the current CASA regulations; and
  •  the pilot in command must be a current member of AWAL and hold, at a minimum, a Class 1 medical and a commercial pilot licence, with appropriate ratings and endorsements for both the aircraft and the type of operation; and
  • the aircraft must depart from and return to the same aerodrome without landing anywhere else; and
  • the flight must not involve training or flight testing; and
  • the flight must not be a ‘scenic flight’; and
  • each passenger must be told verbally that:
    o the design, manufacture, and airworthiness of the aircraft are not required to meet any standard recognised by CASA; and
    o CASA does not require the aircraft to be operated to the same safety standard as an aircraft used for air transport operations; and
    o the passenger flies in the aircraft at his or her own risk”; and
    • each passenger must be told about those matters prior to paying for the flight, but if the passenger did not purchase the flight (e.g. gift certificate) then:
    o prior to boarding the aircraft and
    o prior to being dressed in any operator supplied protective clothing (flight suits, helmets etc.) and the operator must provide third party vendors (Adrenalin/Red Balloon) with instructions on the CASA requirements for providing a risk warning prior to bookings being finalised, and
  • each passenger must have acknowledged in writing that they have been told about those matters and must be provided a copy; and
  • the aircraft operator must keep those written acknowledgments for at least three months and the acknowledgements must not be kept in an aircraft, and
  • the aircraft must have the AWAL required liability insurance in place (see ESAM).

7.3. Along with those conditions specific to Adventure Flight Operations, the aircraft must
be fitted with a placard or placards bearing a specific warning, displayed inside the
aircraft in a way that is conspicuous to, and can be easily read by each person when
seated in the aircraft. That placard must state:

7.4.Additionally, the word “LIMITED” must be displayed near each entrance to the cabin
or cockpit, in letters not less than 5 cm in height. The letters should be in block
capitals of a style that is conspicuous and legible, so the sign/s may be easily read
by each person approaching or entering the aircraft.

INDEMNITY

All Passengers will be required to sign an indemnity acknowledging that they have read and understand the following before they will be permitted to board an Aircraft:

  • CASA Regulations
  • The Passenger acknowledges that they fly in the Aircraft at their own risk.

SAFETY BRIEF

For many years, aviation authorities banned any civilian operation of ex-military aircraft. After much representation by interested people, they recognized the fact that when properly maintained and flown, Warbirds are very safe, and they then permitted a limited role for these aircraft. Specific people in the aviation industry are permitted to train others in Warbird operations, and under certain circumstances permitted to take paying passengers. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Australian Warbirds Association Limited require passengers to understand the following:

(a)  the design, manufacture, and airworthiness of the aircraft are not required to meet any standard recognised by CASA; and

(b)  CASA does not require the aircraft to be operated to the same degree of safety as an aircraft on a commercial passenger flight; and

(c)  the passenger flies in the aircraft at his or her own risk.

By virtue of the fact that these aircraft are extremely valuable, they are maintained and flown to very high standards usually by their owners, and have excellent safety records. Because of the widely different design philosophy of military aircraft, they are not certified to any defined civilian standard, but flown under an exemption to normal standards. For this reason, you will see in the cockpit of a passenger carrying Warbird a notice to this effect. This does not mean they are unsafe, just that civilian aviation certification rules were not written for this type of aircraft, and you, as the passenger, should be aware of this.