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Sailing Whitsundays Australia / CQ Adventure Flights

CQ Adventure Flights

$250 per person


CQ Adventure Flights is an aircraft charter company, based in Airlie Beach. But they are a little bit different from the others… The aeroplane is a Russian Fighter Pilot trainer, that is still in production today. This Russian Yak was built in 1990 and runs a 360hp Vedeneyev Radial engine. Nowadays, the beautiful Russian Yak performs aerobatics and scenic flights over Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands. Giving breathtaking views from the cockpit. It will come belting along the foreshore of Airlie Beach at around 300km/hr.

CQ Adventure Flights – Basic Aerobatic Package – $250

Departing from Shute Harbour Airport, you will rocket to 2,500’ in less than 90seconds! Once there, hanging by your straps, you will continue to climb, however with a bit of a different view…. INVERTED! Rock and roll around the sky in this Classic Soviet Trainer and feel the push on your chest as we pull upwards of 4G over the stunning backdrop of Airlie Beach.

CQ Adventure Flights – Advanced Aerobatic Package – $350

Get the basic idea of aerobatics, and then COME GET SOME!, With the advanced aerobatic routine, you will feel what it’s like to be in combat as you reach pressures of up to 5G whilst performing an extreme aerobatic routine against the stunning backdrop of Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays!

CQ Adventure Flights – Whitehaven Tatical Recon Mission – $450

The most popular and best value aerobatic flight! Your mission is to depart Shute Harbour Airport, accelerated climb to 3,500’ to report on enemy aircraft movements over Whitehaven Beach.
Smile for the camera over Whitehaven Beach, because you’ll be upside down! Return to Airlie Beach for the most insane ride you’ll ever experience without actually being in a full on aerial Dogfight!

Either routine can be purchased and added to any of the scenic flights at your own choosing.


  • Safety equipment
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Whitsunday Airport
  • Departure Time
  • Return Time
  • Included
    CQ Adventure Flights



Value For Money

Please note: A cancellation and amendment policy applies to all bookings. Please refer to our Cancellation and Amendment terms below or contact us for further details.

Terms and Conditions

“supplier” means any tour operator or other supplier of the services

“you” means the guest booking and person named on this reservation booking

“we”, “our” means The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and  A.J.LAURENT PTY LTD

These terms and conditions apply to all bookings made through The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre. Placing a booking with The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and paying a deposit constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Booking Conditions

For bookings made more than 30 days prior to travel, a 25% deposit is due to secure your booking with the balance due 30 days prior to travel. For bookings made within 30 days of travel, the full payment is due immediately to secure your booking. If we do not receive your full payment within 30 days of your travel date and you do not contact us to cancel, your deposit is forfeited and your booking may be automatically cancelled by us, the supplier or both.


Prices are quoted in Australian dollars, inclusive of GST, and all payments must be made in Australian dollars. Your reservation will only be confirmed when funds have been received and are cleared. The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre is not responsible for delays in postal delivery, bank or payment system processing. It is your responsibility to ensure that payments are received within the times specified. If the deposit or final payment is not received by the due date, The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre has the right cancel the booking. If your final payment is not paid by the due date and in any event within 30 days of your departure, we have the right to cancel your booking and retain the deposit in full without any reimbursement to cover our costs and those of any supplier.

Cancellations and Amendments to Bookings

If you wish to cancel or amend any booking made you need to contact us in writing. You can only cancel or amend a confirmed booking by contacting us directly. If you do not contact us to cancel prior to your booking departure date, you may forfeit your deposit and further costs.

Cancellation Charges and Amendment Fees

Any cancellation or amendment made more than 30 days before travel will incur an administration fee of 25% of the total booking fee.  All cancellations or amendments made within 30 days of your travel date departure will incur both an administration fee of 25% in addition to the individual supplier’s fees.

Any changes requested to your booking, including but not limited to dates, are subject to availability and if they are not available, you may be required to cancel and agree to the cancellation terms.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some services and activities may not permit any refund for certain bookings. You should check with the individual supplier or The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre prior to paying for your booking to confirm any special non-refundable conditions.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover your reservation, and valuable items (e.g. cameras). Your travel insurance policy should include coverage to protect against unforeseen and last-minute cancellations or medical conditions that may prevent travel and also to cover any medical emergencies during travel at minimum.

Supplier Tours and Services Changes

In the unlikely case of a vessel break down, maintenance or unavailability, the supplier will supply an alternate vessel of a similar standard and quality. Itineraries may be affected by elements beyond our and the supplier’s control such as wind, tide, rain, storm or other weather conditions which make travel dangerous and require a delay or cancellation. It is the skipper's requirement to ensure passenger safety at all times and may use his/her professional judgment in any manner to keep his/her guests and crew safe. In the instance of such delay or cancellation, alternative options will be provided by the supplier. In the event a cancellation or delay occurs and your tour or service is cancelled and rescheduled, you will receive a full refund if you are unable to rebook your tour or service.


You are using these services and taking any tours at your own risk. We are not responsible for any loss or damage, including direct, indirect or consequential loss you may suffer as a result of your reservation, booking or anything related to your tour or services provided by any supplier.  You need to ensure you are medically sound, fit and physically able to use the services. We are not liable for the event that you are refused access to any services or tours due to your medical, physical or other reasons, including intoxication. Any such claims should be addressed to the suppliers directly.

You should note that sailing can be a dangerous activity and while crews will make every effort to ensure your safety, they cannot be accountable for actions or injury to you that may be ‘beyond their control’. Every effort is make to ensure your safety and you may be required to complete a pre departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement waiver during the check-in process of your tour with the supplier directly. We are not affiliated with nor responsible for our suppliers in any way other than as intermediary to arrange their services on you and their behalf. If you have any issues, injury, suffer any loss or damage, you need to take it up with the supplier directly.

If we are obligated to cancel your travel arrangements for any reason, the liability of will be limited to a refund of all monies paid by you.


Flight times are an approximate indication only, add 20 minutes for total tour experience.

All prices are per person and are inclusive of goods and services tax.

Flight routes and prices are subject to change without notice.

All flights are subject to prevailing weather conditions.

100% cancellation fee applies for bookings cancelled within 24 hours prior to departure.