Our Company

Professional Aviation Services Pty Ltd trading as ‘Vintage Tiger Moth Joyflights’ offers rides in Tiger Moth and Yak 52 aircraft. Garry Herne is the Chief Pilot and Director of the Company. He is a highly experienced International Airline Captain flying the A330 and all flights are conducted with the highest degree of professionalism and safety.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has issued Garry with  ‘Testing Officer Approval’ for low level aerobatic endorsements and he regularly gives aerobatic flying displays in the Tiger Moth at major airshows and for the RAAF Museum. No other joyflight operation in Australia has as many highly experienced aircrew as our business. Most of our pilots are current Airline Pilots and have many thousands of hours of experience from light aircraft and military aircraft through to heavy jet transport types. Vintage Tiger Moth Joyflights has been operating since 1998 and has completed over 8000 flights safely.

Our Aircraft

All our aircraft are merticulously maintained with our Tiger Moth, VH-LJM, winning the Concourse d'Elegance award for Best Warbird Trainer at the 2005 Australian International Air Show. Our second Tiger Moth, VH-BEN, has undergone a major restoration in January 2006 and is a supurb example of the type as operated by the RAAF to train combat pilots in WWII. Both Tiger Moths are finished in identical post-war silver colour schemes with yellow training stripes and carry the original RAAF markings. The Tiger Moths are capable of a wide range of aerobatic manoeuvres such as spins, loops, rolls, stall turns etc. Some of these manoeuvres originated in WWII when aircraft were dog fighting over the Western Front.

The Yak 52, VH-YYA, is a 1991 model built for the Russian Air Force, making it one of the newest Yaks in Australia. Due to the collapse of the Soviet Union this aircraft was placed in storage until 1997 when it was imported to Australia. The aircraft carries its original military colour scheme and it complete with Russian instrumentation and radios.