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“Excellent microlight flights” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Updraught Microlights and Hang Gliders

Updraught Microlights and Hang Gliders
Microlight strip, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
0419 773 309
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Owner description: Owners Description .The ground zooms by then steadily drops away as you enter the perfect vault of sky above . A surreal world opens where the cool blue shades of the Coral Sea are in perfect harmony with a calling wind .Fear and Apprehension give way to Excitement and Adventure as you fly up on eagle wings .For a moment in time be part of this extreme environment . Marvel at the Tropical Wonders . Of Golden Beaches , Crystal Rivers , Ancient Rainforest and Towering Mountains . Of Crocodile , Turtle , Shark , Manta , Dugong and Dolphine .Take a flight into the beautiful blue and cast free those shackles of earthly capture .Kindest Regards .Management .
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“Excellent microlight flights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We were totally satisfied with the microlight trips. Half hour over the Port Douglas area, interesting marine life in the sea, brilliant aerial view of area, Kevin's operation is user friendly, price was reasonable for what he provided. We thought his attitude to safety was first class and professional and he is highly experienced. Photographic record emailed to you an added bonus.

Recommended.

Visited January 2013
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“Magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Kevin went out of his way to make sure we had a brilliant day in the microlight.
Being able to see the area we have lived in for the last few months is truly awesome. Seeing the reef from the air is something else, but so is the whole area.
Especially loved our low ride over wonga beach!!
Again I can't recommend this enough.

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“Do it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Great flying flying experience on a microlight aircraft over Port Douglas and Daintree with a very friendly, experienced and knowledgeable pilot. Wished it could last forever.

Thank you , Kevin!

Visited November 2012
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“Couldn't go hang gliding but micro lighting was fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Psyched myself up to throw myself off a cliff with tandem hang gliding but found out the wind wasn't strong enough. Kevin offered micro lighting which I jumped at and it was fantastic! Effectively a motorbike in the air with a hang glide attached so you get to experience much of the wind drifts and elements.

Spotted turtles and stingrays from the air; saw the township of Port Douglas from an aerial view; experienced his prowess in taking off and landing.

Would definitely recommend it! And with transfers from my hotel! Definitely would use Updraught again and next time will go hang gliding!

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“Great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I recently completed a microlight pilot certificate course with Kevin at Updraught. I could not have asked for a better experience. I was only in town for a certain period and Kevin was extremely flexible with both the flying and theory components of the course. I am grateful that I was able to complete everything in the time available and am now a certified microlight pilot. If you have ever dreamed of flying one of these aircraft, give kevin a call. He is a great instructor and a really nice bloke as well. It is achievable to obtain a certificate in as little as 2 weeks of intensive training. If you are only in town for a short period, the trial instructional flights are a great way to see the magnificent Daintree environment from the air, and are great fun! Thanks for the experience Kevin.

Visited October 2012
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