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Worth every penny

We chose to do this flight in lieu of hiking the crossing, as we wanted to save the time. What a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lrfrank
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Lakewood, Ohio
Absolutely stunning - do it!!

Definitely one of the best and enjoyable experiences we have ever had. Visited Mountain Air on a... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2018
PhiljLichfield
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Lichfield
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

i am normally very apprehensive toward flying, however i had a wonderful flight over mt. ngauruhoe. the flight was smooth, and offered an unbelievable view of the volcano + surrounds. ruven, our pilot, was especially friendly, professional, and accommodating to us as we needed to take many photos. we also climbed the volcano the next day, and must say it was a very different experience seeing it from the sky in contrast to the ground. highly recommend Mountain Air to anyone visiting NZ. thank you Mountain Air!

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank zooeyelaine
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

We took the Volcanic Explorer flight and were blessed with almost perfect conditions. In any case the Pilot (Ruven) was excellent having fantastic knowledge of the area and he would make the flight enjoyable in any conditions. It was wonderful how he managed to make sure each of the key features were visible from both sides of the aircraft so we could all get good pictures. Don't forget to take a camera, it really was an unforgettable experience.

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

We went on a scenic flight today, and oh my god, it was FANTASTIC, I could babble on forever on how great it was, but I won't. All I can say is that our Pilot Ruven was excellent, great with the kids too, we took our 4 kids with us 9,7,4 and 1, they thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish, the whole ride was very smooth. Ruven gave exceptional commentary throughout the whole trip.
All I can say is go with these guy's they are the best, a rating from 1-10, we give them a big 10....thanks Ruven..
The Hahn Family

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Reviewed 25 March 2012

A perfect day without a cloud in the sky; volcanic mountains in full majesty; a highly competent and enthusiast pilot; quality aircraft with a experienced company, Mountain Air - all added up to what must be the No.1 New Zealand attraction of our trip.
We were staying at the Chateau Tongariro on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu so it was only a 5 minute drive down to the Mountain Air airfield situated right on SH47. Matt, our pilot was keen to show us all of the peaks and ensured that we both had a great view plus gave us a wonderful commentary on all of the features and places. The half hour scenic flight was great value for money and proved us with last memories of the volcanic plateau.
Visitors rank the Tongariro Crossing as one of the world’s best one hikes however to have a scenic flight with Mountain Air over the three Tongariro volcanic peaks is a totally mind blowing experience. Put it on your “Must do” NZ list!

Date of experience: March 2012
Thank Winetourist
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

We took the volcanic explorer flight and it was stunning. Extremely professional, informative and friendly pilot. Also, we found this to be surprisingly good value for money when compared to other expenses we had during our trip. This is my top recommendation for anyone going to New Zealand!

Date of experience: February 2012
Thank 19_Kat
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