Take off for a thrilling adventure over New Zealand’s Matukituki Valley and into the heart of Mount Aspiring National Park on this one-hour hands-on trial flight.
Take off for a thrilling adventure over New Zealand’s Matukituki Valley and into the heart of Mount Aspiring National Park on this one-hour hands-on trial flight. You’ll fly over an amazing landscape of glaciers and take control of the plane as you feel confident.
For your trial flight you’ll be up in the air with a qualified instructor who will have dual control over the plane. After a safety briefing, they will guide you through take off, in-air flying and landing as you soar over the spectacular landscape. How much or little control you feel comfortable taking on is up to you, and you can always take a break if you want to soak up the scenery.
You’ll be flying over landscapes that are absolutely breath-taking and only seen from the air. To begin you’ll head west and climb up to 3500 metres to scale the Matukituki Valley and over the Mount Aspiring National Park. As you feel the thrill of learning to fly, look out at Glendhu Bay, Rocky Mountain and Treble Cone ski fields, as well as the sprawling wonderland of glaciers.
Turn back to base under Mount Aspiring, and take in the incredible waterfalls cascading into the valleys. Then enjoy the excitement of flying low level down the Minaret Burn Valley to Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea. Between the adrenaline rush of learning to fly a plane and the awe-inspiring scenery around you, this is an unforgettable New Zealand adventure.