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“Great value scenic flight”
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Barrier Aviation
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Owner description: Barrier Aviation is situated at General Aviation at Cairns International Airport. We specialise in Aircraft Charters, Scenic Flights, Ground Handling and Flight Training.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great value scenic flight”
Reviewed July 15, 2011

Got a last-minute deal to have a scenic flight in a Cessna 170 on my last day in Cairns. The pilot, Karl, was friendly and the plane was in good condition. Spent 50 minutes over the reef and saw a lot of the islands from the sky, and a few manta rays. Worth the trip just to fly in such a tiny plane!

Visited July 2011
1 Thank Kryptikmo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Barrier Aviation, a cheap flight over the GBR”
Reviewed December 21, 2010

The last day of our holiday we treated ourselves with a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. But what bad luck: it was cloudy and raining. We went to Barrier Aviation anyway. There they told us that the flight wouldn’t take place due to the weather. The pilot asked us to rescedule but cause we were leaving the same night for Belgium this wasn’t possible, I thought. The pilote told us that he would wait until noon and then ring us at the hostel. If the weather was good, he would take us that same day to the reef, if not we got a refund.
Cause it was rainy, he was so nice to drive us back to the hostel so we wouldn’t had to take the bus. What a nice man!
At noon, like promised the receptionist told us that he had phoned that we could take the flight. It was still a bit cloudy but he expected it to be better at the outer reef.
We brought our luggage cause in two hours we would leave for Belgium. He put it in storage during the flight. We were lucky cause it was a plane for two persons. We paid to have three people on the flight in a Cessna 182 (3 passengers) but we ended up only the two of us. Our own private jet! :)
There was a safety lecture first and then we took off. The first minutes it was still cloudy but indeed when we arrived at the outer reef it was stunning! It was a great experience and a wonderful treat for the last day of our holiday.
We paid $ 89 per person for a flight of half an hour. Really cheap when you compare with other compagnies.
The pilot drove us to the international airport after the flight.
I highly recommend Barrier Aviation: it’s cheap and the service is great.

4 Thank Applewoman1973
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