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Address: Ardmore Airfield, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand

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Good flying experience! !

Found flying here was one of the most reasonably priced things in NZ...friendly staff. ..once you have booked in we get to experience flying a plane. ..lovely experience. ...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 June 2016
Aswathy J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Found flying here was one of the most reasonably priced things in NZ...friendly staff. ..once you have booked in we get to experience flying a plane. ..lovely experience. ...

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Thank Aswathy J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

being in Air Training Corps has it perks, been here more then once flying, awesome people, awesome vibe, awesome Aircraft, love the C172 great plane to learn to fly in !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

I was introduced to Ardmore Flying School back in the 70s long before computers or trip advisor came into being. I became a student pilot flying on many occasions. Back then I found them very good with preflight checks and very much hands on. After take off I was given full control of the aircraft to get the feel. Both... More 

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Thank David G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

I came to Ardmore Flying School for an "intro Flight" a few weekends ago and it was brilliant. The instructor was so enthusiastic and helpful, she talked me through everything from a pre-flight inspection of the plane through to take-off and even landing! The instructor let me have so much hands-on time and taught me so much, whilst still appreciating... More 

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Thank Nicola_Lee89
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

While there were nice instructors there, the business was a bit of a sausage factory. I'd recommend the more friendly environments like Auckland aero club.

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3 Thank Dave R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

my partner and I had a fantastic flight today. they are very accommodating, helpful and nice people. the flight was an hour with and the instructor did his best to take us to the best parts. we truly enjoyed our time... thanks Ardmore flying school :)

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Thank marjan_k
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

We bought our son a Red Balloon first flying lesson and the staff here are fantastic, he was very excited, thye explained everything and he has a young pilot who was very good and made it a really positive experience for him, they certainly bought out the spark for flying in him, he would definately do that again,

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2 Thank athenry22
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

My partner surprised me with a voucher for a 1 hour flying lesson from the Ardmore Flying School and I went through the whole gamete of emotions... Fear, excitement, fear, fear...OK, mainly fear! It felt like the worst present ever and yet it turned out to be one of the very best. Just brilliant, I cannot recommend this experience highly... More 

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Auckland NZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

A marvellous collection of old warbird planes and their restoration. Always beautifully presented, and a pleasure to visit

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

Had 1 hour flight lesson here. Flew plane for a good hour and got to participate in takeoff, turning, up and down, turning while going up and down, and other facets of flying. Flight was a scenic flight over Auckland and The Hauraki Gulf. Just brilliant!

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