Approx. 130 Kilometres flying distance into the glaciers of the southern alps.
The 60 Minute flight is our longest trial flight at over an hour of flying, and 130kms covered out over the glacier ridge and the heart of the Southern Alps.
After a briefing with your qualified instructor, we take off and climb up to 3500 meters typically heading west up the majestic Matukituki Valley and over Mount Aspiring National Park. We’ll will fly over picturesque Glendhu Bay, Rocky Mountain, and the spectacular ridgeline of Treble Cone and it’s 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 the much loved Mount Aspiring, where waterfalls cascade into valleys of untouched beauty, literally the heart of the Southern Alps.
On our return flight, we typically fly low level down the Minaret Burn valley following the stunning braided river to the clear blue of Lake Wanaka. Our journey home also takes us for a quick flying visit past the wilderness of Lake Hawea.
As with all of our trial flights, no previous experience is necessary to try these out, as you will be with an experienced instructor throughout the flight in a dual-control aircraft. You can take the plane’s controls as much or as little as you like and there is absolutely no pressure as you learn the basics of flying a plane in a relaxed enjoyable atmosphere.