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20 mins trial flight

Distance: 52KM

Allow 40 minutes

We fly over Lake Wanaka township, out over Glendhu Bay and back via Mount Iron and the sparkling Clutha River. You will see the beautiful vastness of Lake Wanaka and her islands. For those short on time or limited by budget, this is the flight lesson for you! No previous experience necessary as you will be with an experienced pilot/instructor. Everyone can learn to fly! Ages 10 – 101 years

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30 mins trial flight

Distance: 80KM

Allow 1 hour

The 30 minute flight lesson combines a flight experience with stunning views over Lake Wanaka, and the islands that have been shaped by glaciers in the last ice age. Our flightpath heads out to the mouth of the Matukituki Valley – the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park then on to include Lake Wanaka's four islands, several of which are sanctuary’s for endangered flightless birds. Views extend to the top of Lake Wanaka and wild Lake Hawea. This abundance of fresh water is a paradise for watersport lovers in the summer and is the start of the Clutha hydro-electric scheme. Before landing back at Wanaka Airport, the large pivot irrigators can be seen leaving outer worldly rings in the countryside below.

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1 hour trial flight

Distance: 135KM

Allow 1½ hours

After a pilot briefing we take off and climb up to 3500 meters above the ground heading west up the majestic Matukituki valley & into the heart of Mount Aspiring National Park. Passing by picturesque Glendhu Bay area, Rocky Mountain, the ski area of Treble Cone and into Mount Aspiring National Park. We can then view the glaciers in their true glistening glory. You will be flying through a magical alpine wonderland that is only seen by a very privileged few. Our turn around point is right under Mount Aspiring where we can see waterfalls cascading down and we are 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 and Mou Waho Island.From here the journey back to home continues by a quick visit to LAKE HAWEA .

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Trial Flight Wanaka NZ

Have you always wanted to learn how to fly? Do you think you want to learn how to fly but would like to find out more? Whatever your circumstances, a great first step is to take a trial flight in Wanaka, NZ.

Trials flights are suitable for anyone, so it doesn’t matter whether you are 10 or 100.

They are affordable too, and there is 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.

You can even bring someone on the flight to enjoy the experience with you.Enquire today to find out more or to make a booking by calling 0800 021 262.

Looking for Trial Flights in New Zealand?

What can you expect on your trial flight in Wanaka, NZ? Firstly, the flight can last between 20 minutes and an hour depending on the time you have available and your budget. Plus, as we are in the Wanaka area, you will get the added benefit of enjoying some of the best scenery in New Zealand while you are in the air.

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 take lessons. You will also be with a fully qualified pilot instructor too who will let you take control of the aircraft for a while so you can experience what it’s like to fly.

To find out more and to book a trial flight in Wanaka, NZ, contact us on 0800 021 262.