We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-443 4043
Website
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Experience the unique rush and thrill of flying an aircraft as you climb...

Experience the unique rush and thrill of flying an aircraft as you climb into the cockpit with one of our experienced instructors; take the controls and soar over Wanaka as you control every step of the flight - from takeoff through to landing.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 24 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Better fly in the morning

Learning to fly and getting into the cockpit is something I've always wanted to do, I had great time over the lake Wanaka. I would suggest everyone to fly in the morning since the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
TibetanKevin
,
Lhasa, China

Similar Things to Do in Wanaka

Add Photo Write a Review

24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 19: English reviews
Lhasa, China
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learning to fly and getting into the cockpit is something I've always wanted to do, I had great time over the lake Wanaka. I would suggest everyone to fly in the morning since the air is calmer in the morning, it's kinda bumpy in the afternoon.

Helpful?
Thank TibetanKevin
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I have a pilots licence and fly in the UK around London, but mountain flying is something else. This really is like nothing I have ever experienced before, the weather, the wind and the fact I had no idea where I was at any point as it all looked the same to me! Luckily I had a wonderful instructor with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alistair78
Winton
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

What a great way to experience the thrill of flight in a small aircraft. Lucy made me feel at home right from the start and after a few basic instructions we were up and away for a 1/2 hour flight over the township and Islands of Wanaka. The dual control PA28 is a great experience and should be on everyones... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bruce S
Hamburg, Germany
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I had a really really nice flight with you (20min flight + bring a friend for free)! I really enjoyed trying to fly "on my own", the weather was perfect and the scenery just stunning! Thanks a lot for this experience!

Helpful?
Thank Kristin L
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My friend and I took a 20 mins trial flight in the Morning. Of course, we had zero experience on flying. But our guide instructed us in great detail. We really had a chance to control the aircraft up and down. The scenic view of lake Wakana and Mt Aspiring was very impressive too. We strongly recommended the tour to... More 

Helpful?
Thank 則誠 邱
Panama City, Panama
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Today I did a 30min Aerobatic flight with Alex, it's been many years since I last flew a plane, and Pilot Alex did a great job of explaining the controls, and the moves we were about to pull off, I felt safe and confident in his hands the whole time, taking over and doing the moves was exhilarating and I... More 

Helpful?
Thank RJsThoughts
Westwood, New Jersey
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

We visited Learn to Fly during our two week stay in NZ. As a holder of an American pilot license I was eager to fly something during our visit. Luckily I found this place. It is a family run business that has an incredible selection of aircraft. We fly a Cessna 172 around the local area with CFI Ash. Everyone... More 

Helpful?
Thank LocalPilot
Rio Verde, Arizona
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

My husband was keen to have an introduction to flying and was delighted and surprised when he was able to have his introductory flight with Pete, the owner and experienced pilot of Wanaka Flight Training. I went along for the ride as a backseat passenger. I saw that safety was emphasized along with excellent instruction. My husband was excited to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank MEK09
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

We were sceptical initially but in the plane we were shocked! My partner was the pilot for 20mins (I was the passenger), she took off, navigate & landed the plane by herself (with our fabulous guide, Alex) to instruct her. Wow! She did it!! The experience was extravagant! Alex is friendly & good. Indeed we had an excellent time although... More 

Helpful?
Thank ElenaSGL
Ghent, Belgium
Level Contributor
84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Booked a 30 minute introduction flight here and was very happy. Overall a great experience, never thought I'd actually be in control of a plane, next to an instructor (I think her name was Lucy?) who makes sure your nerves go away instantly. Highly recommendable!

Helpful?
Thank G-manBE

Travellers who viewed Learn to Fly NZ - Wanaka Flight Training also viewed

 
Wanaka, Otago Region
 

Been to Learn to Fly NZ - Wanaka Flight Training? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Learn to Fly NZ - Wanaka Flight Training staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?