Amazing Scenic Trial Flight

in stunning Wanaka

What is a scenic trial flight?

A scenic trial flight is a short 20min, 30min, 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 are confident and comfortable to do so. Also, you have the chance to explore the epic landscape of Central Otago in the upper air.

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 Lake Wanaka region. They know the area and the conditions, so you are in the very safest hands.

Lake Wanaka
Scenic Trial Flight
$209

Soar over the picturesque Lake Wanaka township and then on over stunning and often glass-like Glendhu Bay. The views are truly amazing and you feel like you can see forever. A sweeping turn over the lake takes us back to base, skirting past wedge-shaped Mount Iron and the sparkling Clutha River. The beautiful vastness of Lake Wanaka, her islands, and the valleys and land surrounding her are simply breathtaking and one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. For those short on time or limited by budget, this is the flight lesson for you! No previous experience is necessary as you will be with an experienced pilot/instructor and can take the controls as much or as little as you like. Everyone can learn to fly whether you’re 10 or 100!

  • About 20mins flight time
  • About 50kms flying distance
  • Allow 40mins for the activity

River Valley
Scenic Trial Flight
$259

Combine a learn to fly experience with a stunning scenic flight over Lake Wanaka and its islands shaped by glaciers. Our flightpath heads to the mouth of the Matukituki Valley – the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park – then on to include Lake Wanaka’s four islands, which are also sanctuaries for endangered flightless birds. Views extend across both Lake Wanaka and stunning and wild Lake Hawea. The abundance of fresh water in the greater Wanaka region is a paradise for water sport lovers in the summer and is the start of the Clutha hydro-electric scheme. The flight from Lake Hawea takes us over other-worldly circles made by pivot-irrigators. Despite their use on the ground, they make interesting patterns when viewed from the air!

  • About 30mins flight time
  • About 80kms flying distance
  • Allow 1hr for the activity

Glacier Ridge
Scenic Trial Flight
$439

After a pilot briefing with your qualified instructor, we take off and climb up to 3500 meters heading west up the majestic Matukituki Valley and into the heart of Mount Aspiring National Park. We’ll pass picturesque Glendhu Bay, Rocky Mountain, and Treble Cone ski fields on the way. You’ll see glaciers in their glistening glory and fly through a magical alpine wonderland only seen by a privileged few. Our turn around point is right under Mount Aspiring where waterfalls cascade into valleys of untouched beauty, literally at the heart of the Southern Alps. We then fly low level down the Minaret Burn valley following the braided river to the clear blue of Lake Wanaka. Our journey home takes us for a flying visit past the wilderness of Lake Hawea.

  • About 1hr flight time
  • About 130kms flying distance
  • Allow 1.25hr for the activity

Gift Voucher

Thinking about a special gift for a loved one or friend? An unique scenic trial flight in one of the most epic region around the world is the perfect choice!

  • Extra passenger/s can be included with extra charge
  • Valid for 3 months from date of purchase

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F.A.Q.

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.

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A Trial Flight …

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  试验飞行是一个简短的20、30或1小时飞行在一个小飞机与一位有经验的老师在你身边。合格教练指导你通过起飞,飞行和降落,同时拥有双重控制的飞机。双重控制意味着你在最安全的手,老师只会给你当你感到舒适的完全控制。      这意味着你可以拥有尽可能多或尽可能少的控制飞机的你想要的。      如果你一直想学习如何飞翔,或者如果你有驾驶飞机的遗愿清单,U-Fly仍然是完美的地方预定试验飞行。我们的高素质和经验丰富的教师有许多小时飞行仍然湖地区。他们知道该地区的条件,所以你在非常安全的手。

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.