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Wanaka – The Ultimate Mountain Flying Destination

Why New Zealand?IMG_6868

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.

Why Wanaka?

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 our terrain that will keep calling you back. Wanaka draws the adventurous. It is a community of like-minded people daring to live the dream.IMG_6374

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 camaraderie.

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

  • Aircraft PerformanceIMG_7912
  • Contour and Valley Flying
  • Saddle crossings
  • Confined Areas
  • Horizon Orientation
  • Disorientation & Illusions
  • Sun & Valley shadows
  • Weather Interaction
  • The Decision Making Process
  • Low Level Navigation
  • Emergency Actions

Training will also include precision stripwork and beach landings (depending on tides)

We offer 1, 3 & 5 day comprehensive courses.

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