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U-Fly Wanaka

8 Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airfield, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4005
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Fantastic Time

I received a trail flight as a gift from my girlfriend who sneaked a peek at the "Bucket List" I... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2012
Lee H
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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
U-Fly Wanaka

It was absolutely awesome! The view from the plane was really amazing and it was such a thrill to... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2012
MaristelaBento
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Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
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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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8 Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airfield, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
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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...More

Thank Lee H
Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2012

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...More

Reviewed 8 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. :-)More

Thank MaristelaBento
Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2012

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...More

Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank MontyMedowie
Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2012

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...More

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...More

Thank RollyRoger67
Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2012

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.

Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank Lee L
Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2012

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...More

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....More

Thank Peter G
Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2012

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...More

Reviewed 26 October 2012

My wonderful husband has always wanted to have a go at flying, so after hearing about U-fly I decided it would make a great anniversary present. I booked us a trip to Wanaka for Labour weekend and emailed U-fly back in June. Ruth was awesome...More

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Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2012

Hi Mitzi, Wow! Thank you so much for your extended review. I was just looking though some photographs and Charlie's came up , standing by the plane with a big grin on his face! It was really neat to have the opportunity to fly with...More

Reviewed 15 October 2012

During my south island trip on September 2012, one of the most exciting activity was flying an aircraft over Lake Wanaka. Pilot Ms Ruth was so professional and friendly guided me through the 30 mins of piloted an aircraft. The feeling and experience were super,...More

Thank yunomiok
Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2012

Hi Henry, Thank you for your thoughtful review. I really enjoyed talking with you and I hope you might visit NZ again one day. Kind regards, Ruth.

Reviewed 10 October 2012

I was quite adamant the air sick bucket was in easy reach when we went up (due to past experience!!) but it was totally not required. One nauseating thing about small planes can be the smell of aviation fuel, but Ruth's plane had no smell...More

Thank Margot M
Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2012

Margot, thank you so much for your very informative review! I really appreciate you taking the time out to write such an interesting and honest perspective of how you found flying with me, that lovely morning. The flight itself reminded me why it is so...More

Reviewed 26 September 2012

Ruth took me out for a scenic flight with U-FLY and this was unreal! I was instantly amazed by her knowledge of not only aviation but her story about how she got into flying was truly captivating... I had the chance to fly the plane...More

Thank Wanakai-SITE
Ruth P, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2012

Hi! Thank you for your review. The joy of what we do is that each flight, is individual for every single person that we fly. That means if flying isn't for you then I get to do more...which is just as fun, yay!

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jainaayush32
Do the aeribatics make you motion sick? Is it too much too soon for first time experience?
30 December 2016|
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Response from 79robynb | Reviewed this property |
No idea but they are very experienced at what they do
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