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Trial Flight - You Be The Pilot


Try piloting a plane with the experienced flying instructors at Mainland Air!

Feel the thrill of sitting in the pilot’s seat, taking the controls then soaring high above some of Dunedin’s best loved landmarks.

Enjoy the panoramic views of some of the most stunning scenery in New Zealand including Taeri Plains and Dunedin City.

Its just you and the pilot allowing for that personal one on one training.

A once in a lifetime journey that’s simply not to be missed!

Price: $150 Adult

Price Includes:

  • Professional NZCAA certified flight instructors to teach you how to control the plane
  • Duration: 20-minutes

    Location: Dunedin International Airport

    Check in: Please arrive 15 mins prior to your booking time

    Conditions:

  • Passengers must notify Mainland Air Services if themselves or their friends' weights exceed 100kg
  • Flights are subject to weather conditions and, due to this, may be postponed at pilot in command's discretion
  • Because this activity has weather constraints the activity provider asks that you make contact 24hours before your scheduled booking. In the event that your booking is cancelled/postponed you will either be offered another comparable trip at no extra charge to you, or a full refund

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

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    Zbigniew from Poland wrote on 10 March 2019

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    Very nice experience

    It was very well spent 20 minutes of my life. Wishing you the same

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    Bronwen from New Zealand wrote on 03 January 2018

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    Exciting experience!

    Had a trial flight with Mainland Air from Dunedin. I was so well looked after both on the ground and in the air. The flight was very exciting - got to take the controls, and got to experience increased and zero gravity, flew over the coast and had a great view from a much lower height than on a usual flight. The pilot was terrific and answered all my questions. I don't do adventurous things usually, so this was a special treat and it exceeded all expectations! Thank you Mainland Air!

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    From Trial Flight - You Be The Pilot

    Hi Bronwen Thank you so much! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience! It was a pleasure meeting you and if you ever get the urge to take to the skies again...we'll be here! :)

    Jolo from New Zealand wrote on 03 December 2019

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    Trial flight

    Really great experience. Scheduled at 11am but was early and proceeded with the flight. The team are flexible and accomodating.

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    Michael Gray from New Zealand wrote on 22 September 2019

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    Great gift

    I was given this as a birhday present. It was a lot of fun, moreso when I got to take the controls. The views were stunning too.

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    WAI HAN from Hong Kong wrote on 10 July 2019

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    You made my day

    Lucas is my tutor this flight。He made me feel calm. I fly successfully.His landing is so smooth that he show his expertise. I will be back again.

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