Kapiti Aero Club

Aeroplane Trial Flights

Trial flights are a great way to introduce yourself, a family member or friends to aviation. There is nothing to compare the feeling of your first time up in a small plane and having full control. The Kapiti Aero Club offers both standard & aerobatic trial flight gift vouchers in a range of aircraft which can make an excellent birthday or Christmas present.

Highlights

Relaxed and friendly introduction to flying

Take the controls and feel the freedom of flight

View Kapiti's scenic highlights from above

30 and 60 minute options available

What’s Involved

 

On arrival at the Kapiti Aero Club rooms, your flight instructor will introduce themselves to you and outline how your trial flight will proceed. Your instructor will take you to your aircraft and briefly describe its capabilities.

 

You will sit in the left hand seat – the seat normally reserved for the “Pilot in Command”. Your instructor will brief you about the controls you have in front of you and their effect on the aircraft.

 

After fitting your seat belt and a briefing on the safety features of your flight, the instructor will close the doors and start the engine. After start-up, there are some “cockpit” checks to be made to ensure that the aircraft is ready for flight.

 

Then with a careful lookout for other aircraft on the ground and a radio call, under the guidance of your instructor you will taxi the aeroplane out to the threshold of the active runway ready for takeoff.

 

Once airborne you will be amazed by the wide open view you will get from the pilot’s seat. Your instructor will show you how the controls work in the air and under their guidance, you will fly the aeroplane yourself. You will have control! You will feel the freedom of flight and when you are back on the ground you will realise that you can fly.

 

Don’t forget to bring your friends and camera for what will surely be a memorable experience!

 

If you’re a bit of a thrill-seeker, why not try our Aerobatic Trial Flight instead and see our stunning coastline from a whole new vantage point. Talk to your Mum/Dad, Wife/Husband, Son/Daughter into buying you a Trial Flight Voucher now.

30 Minute Trial Flight

1 person
Price: $155
Aircraft: Cessna 152 or Piper Tomahawk

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30 Minute Trial Flight

1 - 3 people
Price: $195
Aircraft: Cessna 172

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60 Minute Trial Flight

1 person
Price: $310
Aircraft: Cessna 152 or Piper Tomahawk

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60 Minute Trial Flight

1 - 3 people
Price: $390
Aircraft: Cessna 172

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Terms and Conditions

Prices are current at 01/03/2019, and are subject to change. Trial Flight vouchers are non-refundable and valid for 6 months. After 6 months we reserve the right to apply an additional charge to offset any increases in aircraft operating costs. Vouchers expire 12 months after purchase.

Vouchers are posted within 48-72 hours of purchase. Please give us a call if you require the voucher to be emailed instead.

Flight bookings may be changed up to 24 hours before flight. Flights are subject to weather conditions. Give us a call on the day if you wish to confirm the weather is suitable for your flight. Flights cancelled due to weather will be rescheduled at no extra cost.

Max weight limit 115kg per person.

Kapiti Aero Club is open 7 days a week, 8am-5pm. Call us on 04 904 6536 or drop into our clubrooms to discuss your aviation requirements.