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U-Fly Wanaka

#17 of 56 Tours in Wanaka
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Address: 8 Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airfield, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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2 in 1 incredible scenic flight plus your fun chance to fly a plane. Show...

2 in 1 incredible scenic flight plus your fun chance to fly a plane. Show up, get in and fly! Sit back and enjoy a truly superb personalised scenic flight over the lakes, mountains and glaciers. We use highly reliable training aircraft that have dual controls for the person flying and experienced instructor. Some of our aircraft also have two extra seats in the back for you to bring along friends and family for the ride.

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5 Star Experience of a Lifetime

My family consisting of myself & 3 children (11,11 & 13) have recently undertaken the UFly experience in Wanaka, New Zealand. Ruth & Wayne took us one by one on an amazing scenic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 January 2013
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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

My family consisting of myself & 3 children (11,11 & 13) have recently undertaken the UFly experience in Wanaka, New Zealand. Ruth & Wayne took us one by one on an amazing scenic flight over Lake Wanaka & the Southern Alps. Once you are up & going you are allowed to take over the controls and fly the plane yourself.... More 

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Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this review

Thanks-What a great summary! I really enjoyed meeting you all, and I especially enjoyed the effort everyone went to to give us some valuable feedback on our merchandise-just great! I am sure the kids will remember their experience for a while, maybe you will end up with a pilot in the family! More 

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

Ruth and the U-Fly team gave my father the most amazing experience for his 60th birthday. Through email correspondence I arranged a surprise flight for Dad who long ago started to get his hours for a pilots licence. Once Dad arrived on the day, the U-Fly team went above and beyond to accommodate Dad and his experience ended up being... More 

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Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this review

Laura, it was a pleasure to deal with you leading up to your Dad's surprise but the real joy was flying with your Dad. I can see from the number of family that turned up that he is a very special part of your family and I was just thrilled to be able to make his day special. Thanks again,... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

For my vacation in NZ, it was always a dream for me to fly over the southern alps. With all the option of the different air operators, it wasn't easy to decide which would be the best choice. Then my eyes catched the flyer of U-Fly. I knew that's the one. Ruth gave me the possibility to fly the motor... More 

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Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi Matthias, Thank you so much for your review. I know that you were awe-inspired by the scenery, but I was totally surprised at your lovely gift which I have sitting in my office ready for a very special occasion. The lovely thing about the gift is everytime I use it I will think our wonderful flight that day. Thank... More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

Ruth makes flying easy as she demonstrates it for you and giving you a chance to try it for real. The view of lake wanaka is also simply amazing!! A must do if you are into all things that fly!! Jared Tan, Singapore

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Ruth P, General Manager at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you Jared, and thanks for your email too. Great flying is so much fun isn't it? Hope to see you again one day. More 

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

I received a trail flight as a gift from my girlfriend who sneaked a peek at the "Bucket List" I have hanging in my study. It was a fantastic experience. Ruth was wholly informative about the sites and scenery and gave me a little bit of insight into the science of flying. It was a real kick to find out... More 

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Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you Lee, I had no idea it was the 'bucket list' flight! I am so glad I was able to help you out with that. It was great to meet you both. Good luck with your future flying if you decide to take it up and hope to see you in Wanaka again one day. More 

Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

It was absolutely awesome! The view from the plane was really amazing and it was such a thrill to be able to fly the plane for a while. :-)

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Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this review

Stela, thank you so much for your review-and for your amazing pictures and recent email. I love the pictures you gave me and you may see them featured here and there in the future. I hope to meet you again one day and best of luck with your plans. Ruth :) More 

Port Stephens, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

Thank you both Ruth & Wayne for the opportunity to fly the new Sinus Glider. This finished off my Wanaka Experience perfectly. For anyone wanting to experience a scenic joy flight or trial flight with yourself at the controls in either of their aircraft, then I would recommend U-Fly Wanaka. Very professional, unbelievable scenery, great fun. Donna & I had... More 

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Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you for much for your comments! It was a real pleasure meeting you and you have also rekindled my passion for flying float planes. I hope we see you and Donna back here in the future and good luck with your flying. All the best, Ruth. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

I had the honour of taking the new Sinus motor glider up on its inaugural commercial flight, with Wayne at the controls for take-off and a glide-in landing, but plenty of hands-on control for me in between. Even though I've never flown any sort of plane before, it was really easy and fun, with Wayne right there for advice and... More 

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Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi Roger. Thank you for your honest review. I appreciate you taking the time to tell the world what you think about our new edition. I am thrilled you had a good time and hope to see you in Wanaka again one day. Ruth. More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

I'd loved this trip. I wish it had been 50 hours instead of 50 minutes. Great scenery. It was easy and relaxing, which was the reverse of what I thought it would be. Going into it I thought it would be very complicated and some kind of adrenaline rush. I felt very comfortable with Ruth and at complete ease, even... More 

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Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi Lee, Thanks so much for the review and the cool video clip of your impressions. I have quite a few people fly with me who have a fear of something, such as heights, small planes or not being in control and they all have enjoyed the experience. I guess the key is that if you know what is going... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

Thanks to Ruth for allowing me to fly again for some time and for handling the rudder while I was flying! I took the 50 mins flight and wished it was longer. The view was great and I am waiting for my DVD....

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Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this review

Peter, it was a pleasure to have you flying our plane after your long break away from flying yourself. I thought you flew very well and I know you will enjoy the DVD, as it was such a breathtaking trip up to the mountains that day. Thank you for choosing to fly with us. More 

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