Ardmore Flying School

Ardmore Flying School, Auckland Central: Address, Phone Number, Ardmore Flying School Reviews: 4.5/5

Ardmore Flying School
4.5

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4.5
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Aswathy J
186 contributions
Good flying experience! !
Jun 2016 • Family
Found flying here was one of the most reasonably priced things in NZ...friendly staff. ..once you have booked in we get to experience flying a plane. ..lovely experience. ...
Written 3 June 2016
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Benjaminsw
Auckland, New Zealand64 contributions
Been here more then once !
Nov 2014
being in Air Training Corps has it perks,
been here more then once flying, awesome people, awesome vibe, awesome Aircraft, love the C172 great plane to learn to fly in !
Written 5 June 2015
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David G
Yate, UK43 contributions
Great experience
Feb 2014 • Solo
I was introduced to Ardmore Flying School back in the 70s long before computers or trip advisor came into being. I became a student pilot flying on many occasions. Back then I found them very good with preflight checks and very much hands on. After take off I was given full control of the aircraft to get the feel. Both my brother in law and my nephew passed their test at Ardmore. Having to return back to the UK I had to stop flying. I still get good reports about the school and would not hesitate to start again if and when I return.
Written 24 January 2015
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Nicola_Lee89
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Fantastic experience
May 2014 • Friends
I came to Ardmore Flying School for an "intro Flight" a few weekends ago and it was brilliant. The instructor was so enthusiastic and helpful, she talked me through everything from a pre-flight inspection of the plane through to take-off and even landing!
The instructor let me have so much hands-on time and taught me so much, whilst still appreciating the amazing view of the city we had from the plane. A must do on a beautiful day, great value for money and a very welcoming school, Highly recommended.
Written 14 July 2014
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Dave R
Auckland, New Zealand34 contributions
Waste of time
Feb 2013 • Solo
While there were nice instructors there, the business was a bit of a sausage factory. I'd recommend the more friendly environments like Auckland aero club.
Written 10 January 2014
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Mustravel_365
Los Angeles, CA800 contributions
Amazing experiene
Jun 2012 • Couples
my partner and I had a fantastic flight today. they are very accommodating, helpful and nice people.
the flight was an hour with and the instructor did his best to take us to the best parts.
we truly enjoyed our time... thanks Ardmore flying school :)
Written 31 May 2013
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Athenry22
Auckland, New Zealand190 contributions
A great place to start a flying career
Sep 2012
We bought our son a Red Balloon first flying lesson and the staff here are fantastic, he was very excited, thye explained everything and he has a young pilot who was very good and made it a really positive experience for him, they certainly bought out the spark for flying in him, he would definately do that again,
Written 11 April 2013
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DodopigletNZ
Blenheim, New Zealand25 contributions
Surprise birthday present I'm still talking about!
Jul 2012 • Couples
My partner surprised me with a voucher for a 1 hour flying lesson from the Ardmore Flying School and I went through the whole gamete of emotions... Fear, excitement, fear, fear...OK, mainly fear! It felt like the worst present ever and yet it turned out to be one of the very best. Just brilliant, I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. The instructors at Ardmore Flying school are complete professionals, who know they are dealing with nervous students. A bit of time on the ground, getting to know the plane, running through the safety checks and controls really helps. My partner was able to join us in the plane and for the first time in his life he was a well behaved passenger (no backseat driving from him!). When it came time to get off the ground, I was given the choice of a more scenic, less hand-on lesson, flying over Auckland city, or a proper flying lesson in the airspace over Ardmore and Clevedon; I chose the latter and it was a great choice. The instructor got the plane into the air with me ghosting lightly on my set of controls before the lesson properly commenced. Once I had a reasonable understanding of what did what and how hard to push, pull and turn things, we explored the sky around us, using the practice airspace before maneuvering onto a runway approach. We landed and took off again a few seconds later, with me in charge of the controls, it was amazing! 5 times we went round, landed and took off again before following the water beneath us on its path towards the sea. Some breathtaking views later, we turned around and returned to Ardmore, with me landing the plane one final time. I don't remember ever telling my Mummy that I wanted to be a pilot, but crikey, I'd love to be a pilot now! Excellent value, an awesome experience - everybody should be fortunate enough to do this at least once - if a flying lesson isn't on your bucket list, it really should be.
Written 24 February 2013
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John C
Auckland NZ45 contributions
The busiest flying school in Southern hemisphere
A marvellous collection of old warbird planes and their restoration. Always beautifully presented, and a pleasure to visit
Written 27 September 2012
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QPR-ALLBLACKS-Fan
Cambridge, New Zealand346 contributions
Fantastic value 1 hour lesson
Had 1 hour flight lesson here. Flew plane for a good hour and got to participate in takeoff, turning, up and down, turning while going up and down, and other facets of flying. Flight was a scenic flight over Auckland and The Hauraki Gulf.
Just brilliant!
Written 18 May 2012
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