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Abel Tasman Pilot a Stunt Plane

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Address: College St | Hangar 2, Motueka 7143, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-528 8290
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This is your chance to actually pilot a stunt plane, and roll and loop it.

This is your chance to actually pilot a stunt plane, and roll and loop it.

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I feel the need.. the need for speed!

I'm a big Top Gun fanatic so when I heard that I could fly mach 2 with my hair on fire I was all for it. This place fit the bill perfectly! A great coach, maneuverable plane, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 May 2015
Peter M
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Burbank, California
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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

I'm a big Top Gun fanatic so when I heard that I could fly mach 2 with my hair on fire I was all for it. This place fit the bill perfectly! A great coach, maneuverable plane, and a lot of time flying in control. That was the biggest shocker for me- the wheels leave Earth and 2 seconds later... More 

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1 Thank Peter M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

Superb! I have always wanted the opportunity to fly a plane. I admit I was sceptical when Vince said that I would actually fly it, thinking that he would be in control with me holding the joystick. I was even more sceptical when Vince explained the planned stunt manoeuvres in the pre flight briefing. But it was all true, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

Myself & my partner opted for the 20mins + video & boy was it worth it!! Firstly, Vince, Ali & their son makes you feel completely at home as soon as you walk through their doors. Vince then goes through the steps/procedures of all stunts you're gonna be doing before getting kitted out. Paying for the extra 5mins is totally... More 

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1 Thank Amanda H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014

Simply awesome! If your looking for something different, thrilling and educational then this is for you. Top notch customer service and great instruction. Oh and the views are incredible...the best way to see the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park.

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1 Thank Fortunespin
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

This was a fantastic experience! A superb prior to flight briefing by the pilot/instructor who really knew his stuff and gave every confidence that the flight would be both exciting and enjoyable. The Pitts was in beautiful condition and the controls were extremely light and positive and, by following the instructions, all the manouevres were achieved. Nothing was rushed and... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

Lots of fun! A colleague recommended this to me and as we were passing through Motueka we decided to give it a go. I will now recommend it to everyone else :) Super friendly staff and great instructor!

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Arisaig, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Went up today, was amazing! Surprisingly easy to pilot the plane and amazing views! highly recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

One of the highlights of my trip to New Zealand. Cannot compute into words the amazing experience I had. Having just jumped out of a plane next door, this flying experience was in so many ways so much more enjoyable. Yes, this to me was sooooo much better than skydiving. You're guided by one of the nicest and supportive pilots... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Simply put, one of the highlights of my trip to New Zealand. This was my very first time flying a plane yet I felt strangely at home in the sky thanks to the helpful pilot Vincent who both put me at ease as well as thoroughly explain what to expect during the flight. The whole thing is recorded as well,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

Amazing experience, and couldn't have had a nicer pilot. Vincent explains the manoeuvres in detail and is very encouraging and friendly. The best experience I had in New Zealand.

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