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Try Piloting a Plane - 45 minute flight over Nelson Bays

Try Piloting a Plane! In the hot seat, over the stunning Nelson Bays.

Try Piloting a Plane!. A training flight amongst the breathtaking Nelson Bays where you get to be the pilot.

Take the controls with Pacific Pilot Training. You get to fly our high performance training aircraft over wonderful Nelson scenery - including Abel Tasman National Park.

All flights are with highly qualified flight instructors.

You will be introduced to aircraft handling and basic manoeuvres as well as checking out some of our amazing local sights.

Flights take approximately 45 minutes and can be counted towards continued training for a pilots licence:

Anyone who enrols in PPTs 10 day All the Way to Solo course will get a credit of the full cost of today's flight toward their training.

One of the most stable clear air scenic locations on earth to try your hand at aviation.


Price: $250 Per Person

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Jemma from New Zealand wrote on 01 January 2020

Amazing Experience

Absolutely recommend. Once in a lifetime experience.

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Eric Barbier from Canada wrote on 30 November 2019

Best time of my life!

I was looking for an interesting activity and I had trouble believing what I was reading: Piloting a plane by myself while I've never done that? After explaining the basic concepts, the instructor will do the take off and that's it! It was a mind blowing experience, and the best time of my life!

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Peter Rønn from Denmark wrote on 31 October 2019

Amazing experience!

It was an amazing experience! David is wonderful and makes everything seem so easy and smooth. I got to steer the plane right from the beginning while David talked about the plane, the sight and flying in general. He showed the effect of the g-force how intuitive it is to fly. He planned for me to land the plane too, but we got abnormal wind so he ended up doing it. Great experience!

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Danni Bailey from New Zealand wrote on 05 August 2019

Epic ride!

This experience was fantastic! Very helpful, friendly and provided the thrill of a lifetime. Thanks so much!

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Megan Hatswell from Australia wrote on 06 May 2019


I bought this for my brother for his birthday and he loved it. They even helped keep the surprise for me until the flight time. Would definitely recommend it. I hope to do it myself sometime too

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