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“Pilots... Take your licence and log book...”
Review of Wakatipu Aero Club

Wakatipu Aero Club
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Owner description: No trip to Queenstown is complete without visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound. Let our pilots take you on an unforgettable scenic flight-seeing adventure into the heart of the Southern Alps and around New Zealand's tallest mountain and largest glaciers.
Reviewed December 8, 2013

If you are a pilot, take your licence and log book. If you are current on one of the club aircraft such as a C172 then you can combine mountain training as well as a scenic flight at decent normal flying rates. Unless you're in QT for a week, you won't have enough time to get fully checked to get a temporary foreign licence conversion and go solo in the club aircraft but you do get to do some awesome valley and glacier flying. Gareth and Kerry will work with your plans if you want to do trips to Doubtful,Dusty, Milford, Fox, Franz, Cook, Aspiring or wherever. I'd like to go back and do a full mountain rating with these guys.

Thank stevetP5862WT
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

We flew to milford to save time .... And added the side trip to mount aspiring as an afterthought. The experience would have been fantastic anyway, but with the side trip it was awe inspiring. Snow fields, glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, peaks and ridges ... Snow capped mountains in waves as far as you could see. Really brought home how big and wide the southern alps are. Completely took our breath away.

Definitely a memory for a lifetime.

The side trip was worth every penny of the additional cost. I'd been to milford before, but this was something else.

The pilot was very knowledgable and took time to show us features. I also felt completely safe.

I 'd definitely recommend it, and I'd do it again.

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

I would strongly suggest taking the flight to Milforn Sounds to anybody travelling to NZ for the first time... Air Wakatipu will take through some of the beautiful mountain ranges in the southern island... You will not regret!

Thank Sunil S
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Wow what an amazing experience, the flight with Peter to Milford Sound was unforgettable, with the most amazing scenery, in fact the flight was the highlight, exceeding even the trip on the Sound.

Thank Robyn D
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Cannot recommend this highly enough, the business is presented very well and the friendliness and knowledge of the pilots is fantastic. Flew with Peter who took us on a different flight path home to show us more of what this amazing landscape has to offer. Also got a short guided walk between the airport and the cruise terminal. Would not return to queenstown without doing this again. Thanks to all the staff, especially Peter and Gareth

Thank Rich_Maritz
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