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Address: Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 4043
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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.

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Something you will not find anywhere else in the world

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2016
Alistair78
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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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 

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Winton
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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 

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Hamburg, Germany
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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!

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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 

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Panama City, Panama
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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 

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Westwood, New Jersey
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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 

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Rio Verde, Arizona
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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 

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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 

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Ghent, Belgium
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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!

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Stockholm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

We had a 2 hour flight booked with them on the 17th March from 1500. We turned up before 1500 but the aircraft was not even at the airport. To make matters worse, we were told that it would be there 'very soon' yet there was not sign of it. The office also appeared to be disorganized too, with some... More 

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ClassicFlights, Owner at Learn to Fly NZ - Wanaka Flight Training, responded to this review

Yes you did arrive at 2.55pm for your 3.00pm flight and when told your aircraft was slightly delayed coming back from Milford Sound you then left the office to watch it land on the runway. The Skyhawk that you had booked (and yes there was a reservation for you at 3.00pm) had to take an alternate route back from Milford... More 

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