Beyond beautiful, New Zealand's Southern Alps are a geological marvel. Towering peaks, glistening glaciers, sweeping alluvial plains, river-ribboned valleys, pristine alpine lakes - this extraordinary landscape offers pilots one of the most challenging and rewarding environments on earth to fly.
New Zealand truly is mountain flying at its very best.
Every flight from Wanaka is a unique interaction with the diversity and challenge of our breathtaking terrain. Our location at the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park in the lee of the Southern Alps makes us the ideal place to hone your aviation skills and includes some of the best mountain flying in the world: the Southern Alps, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, the mighty Mt Cook and surrounding National Park itself.
And it's not just out terrain that will keep calling you back. Wanaka draws the adventurous. It is a community of like - minded people daring to live the dream.
WHY FLY WITH US?
We truly love what we do and are passionate about every adventure we fly. Combine the experience and skill of our team and you have over 50 years of passionate commitment to flying in extreme and mountainous environments. From the Canadian Rockies, to the wilderness of Alaska and, the ultimate mountain flying destination, the Southern Alps of New Zealand, our team embodies professionalism, wisdom and pilot cmaraderie.
We will expand and enhance your skills as a Pilot no matter what your level and give you a flying experience second to none.
TRAINING SKILLS COVERED INCLUDE
Contour and Valley Flying
Disorientation & Illusions
Sun & Valley shadows
The Decision Making Process
Low Level Navigation
Training will also include precision stripwork and beach landings (depending on tides)
We offer 1, 3 & 5 day comprehensive courses.
INTRODUCTORY MOUNTAIN FLIGHT EXCURSION
Ideal for anyone wanting an introduction to the art of Mountain flying.
A higly experienced Mountain Flying Instructor dedicated to you for 1 day
Comprehensive Ground briefings
3 hours flight time in C172/ PA28 aircraft
All applicable landing fees and Airways charges
2 grass strip landings
Log Book certification of Mountain Flying/Terrain Awareness for hours flown