In 1936 the Avro Anson MKI entered service with Britain’s Royal Airforce in the Coastal Reconnaissance Bomber role.
This aircraft is the last of some 11,000 built that is still flying today and is available for adventure flights based out of Omaka Airfield in Blenheim.
Flights start at $990 per person for approximately 25mins of flight time, however, allow 1.5 hours for the whole experience including full safety briefing and familiarization with the aircraft and of course an opportunity for photos. Longer flights are available on request
The flights take in some beautiful Marlborough scenery, but the main attraction is the opportunity to experience what it was like for the young aircrews who went out day after day to take the fight to the enemy, whether it be chasing submarines in the North Sea or bombing Hitlers invasion barges in the French ports.
The interior of the Anson has been faithfully restored to how it looked when the Anson’s were on front line service between 1939 and 1941 including replica machine guns and anti-submarine bombs.
All crew positions including Co-Pilot, Navigator/Bomb Aimer, Radio Operator and air Gunner are as they were when the aircraft was in military service.
Joy Flight - Avro Anson
The world's only flyable Mk.1 Avro Anson