Aerobatics Lesson in Wanaka
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    from 20 min to 30 min
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Activity description

Learn to loop and roll on this aerobatics lesson in Mount Aspiring National Park.

Take the controls 3500 metres in the air and experience the world’s coolest rollercoaster ride on your first aerobatic flight lesson. Run and operated by a National Aerobatics Champion, challenge yourself to become a skilful and precise pilot – trying 360° manoeuvres and improving your hands-on knowledge as you fly.

Used for private and commercial flights, Wanaka airport in Otago serves as a base for scenic and charter air traffic to destinations such as Milford Sound and Mount Aspiring National Park.

Meet your aerobatics pilot at the airbase in Wanaka for this flying lesson over Mt. Aspiring National Park. Choose from either a 20-minute, 30-minute or 50-minute experience that takes place on a flight path in a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Suitable for total beginners and big kids alike, you don’t need to hold a training or pilot’s licence to take to the skies – in fact, there are no prerequisites for this aerobatics lesson – apart from a sense of adventure, of course. After a short briefing, your pilot will take off and climb up to 3500 meters - heading over Lake Wanaka & into the heart of Mount Aspiring National Park. Once safely in the air, you will be able to climb, descend, and do some turns together with your instructor – learning loops, rolls and basic handling skills under the supervision of your instructor.

The fleet consists of: Cessna 172 (4 seater), Cessna 152 taildragger aerobat (2 seater), Robin HR200 (2 seater), and a modern Light Sport Aircraft. Please note that passengers are not permitted on lessons.

Cancellation policy: 
1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected


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Meeting point
8 Spitfire Lane Wanaka Airfield Wanaka 9343 Get directions
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