A Trial Flight is a short 20, 30, or 1 hour flight in a small aircraft with an experienced instructor at your side. The qualified instructor guides you through a take off, flight, and landing, all while having dual control of the plane. The dual control means that you are in the safest hands and the instructor will only give full control to you when you feel comfortable.
This means that you can have as much or as little control of the plane as you want.
If you have always wanted to learn how to fly, or if you have ‘flying a plane’ on your bucket list, U-Fly Wanaka is the perfect place to book a trial flight. Our highly qualified and experienced instructors have many hours flying in the Lake Wanaka region. They know the area and the conditions, so you are in the very safest hands.
Wanaka and the surrounding region including the mighty and spectacular Southern Alps of New Zealand is among some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. At U-Fly, a trial flight will take you over this amazing landscape, and, because you have an experienced pilot instructor with you at all times, you can take a break from flying the plane and enjoy the truly magnificent scenery.
Trials flights are suitable for anyone, so it doesn’t matter whether you are 10 or 100. Because our highly qualified instructor is right beside you and they have their own controls of the plane, anyone can book a trial flight at U-Fly Wanaka.
You can even bring someone on the flight to enjoy the experience with you! Whether you are interested in becoming a pilot and are taking a trail flight to find out if flying really is for you, or if you simply want to experience what it feels like to fly a plane, a trial flight in Wanaka, New Zealand is for you.
Trial Flights are also affordable and there’s no long-term time or financial commitment required. You simply book your slot, take your flight, and decide whether becoming a pilot is something you want to pursue.
If you’re like most people who book a trail flight with us, you will be a mixture of both excited and maybe a little nervous. So, what can you expect on your trial flight with us at U-Fly?
Firstly, the flight can last between 20 minutes and an hour depending on the time you have available and your budget. You can also take a friend with you for a small extra fee and they can sit back and relax and take in the incredible scenery. One of the major benefits of a trial flight in Wanaka, is the views! While on your flight you will get to enjoy some of the best scenery in New Zealand from the air – and believe us – there’s nothing like it!
The plane you take your trial flight in will be the same as the plane you will learn how to fly in if you decide to continue your aviation journey and book more lessons or start your PPL journey with us.
You will be with a fully qualified pilot instructor who will guide you through taking control of the aircraft during the flight so that you can truly experience what it’s like to fly.