Training - Trial Flight

Training - Trial Flight
NZD $399.00
  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Product code: TrialFlight

To all future pilots and aviation enthusiasts, discover what it’s like to become a Pilot. A Cessna 172 introductory flight for one pilot and one observer, including a pre-flight briefing and safety check with a professional flight instructor. Following the flight, if you decide to continue to learn, we will give you detailed information on follow-up training to a full Private Pilot Licence.

Your pilot experience will begin on the ground, where the instructor will familiarise you with the aircraft. After a walk-around and pre-flight inspection, which covers safety procedures and aircraft controls, you will enter the aircraft sitting in the left-hand seat, the seat usually reserved for the ‘Pilot in Command’. 


After an introduction to the cockpit, controls and safety brief, you will taxi the aircraft to the take-off point. Your instructor will conduct and talk you through the take-off and landing. Once airborne, with breathtaking panoramic views, your instructor will show you how the controls work in action, and then under his/her expert direction, you will control the aircraft by yourself and experience the exhilaration and unparalleled freedom of flight.

What’s Included?


Begin to learn to fly a Cessna 172 in an hour-long introductory flight lesson, including a pre-flight briefing and safety check

One ticket includes one pilot and one observer nominated by the pilot

Experience the thrill of flying an aeroplane under the supervision of a flight instructor.  

Learn the basics of controlling a light aircraft with spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City. 


Important Information

The experience is about one hour in total, with 30 minutes of flight time and 30 minutes of ground time. 

Available seven days a week, and bookings are essential and subject to availability. 

Participants with major heart conditions should not participate.

Dress Code: Casual and comfortable. Enclosed, flat-soled shoes are required.


Maximum pilot and observer combined weight 220kg

Minimum age limit: 15 years

Maximum height limit: 195cm

Maximum pilot weight: 140kg

It would be best if you communicated fluently in English to take on the Trial Flight. Bring someone as the observer who can speak fluent English if you are not sure about your proficiency level. And to continue PPL training, you must demonstrate proficiency to at least Level Four (Operational) of the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale. And in order to continue PPL training, you must demonstrate proficiency to at least Level Four (Operational) of the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale.