Kāpiti Aero Club

Helicopter Trial Flights

Trial Flights are a great way to introduce yourself, a family member or a friend to aviation. There is nothing to compare the feeling of your first time up in a helicopter and having full control! The Kāpiti Aero Club offers Cabri G2 trial flight gift vouchers which can make a great birthday or Christmas present.


Please note: Limited instructor availability means the opportunities for trial flights are limited but they are available from time to time. Please call us on 04 902 6536 to discuss.
Please note that if you give a trial flight voucher as a gift, the recipient will need to contact the aero club to arrange a suitable time which may involved a delay of several weeks.


Relaxed and friendly introduction to flying

Take the controls and feel the freedom of flight

View Kāpiti's scenic highlights from above

What’s Involved


On arrival at the Kāpiti 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 helicopter and briefly describe its capabilities.


You will sit in the right 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 helicopter.


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 helicopter is ready for flight.


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 each individual control works in the air and under their guidance, you will have control in hovering the helicopter yourself. You will feel like you are floating on a cloud.

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

  • 30 min trial flight
  • $4251 person / 30 min
    • Guimbal Cabri G2

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Terms and Conditions

Prices are current at 1/03/2023, and are subject to change. Trial Flight vouchers are non-refundable and valid for 12 months.  After 12 months we reserve the right to apply an additional charge to offset any increases in aircraft operating costs.  Vouchers expire 12 months after purchase.

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.

Helicopter weight limit 100kg (Cabri G2).

Kāpiti Aero Club is open 7 days a week, 8am-5pm. Call us on 04 902 6536 or drop into our clubrooms to discuss your aviation requirements.