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Review of Abel Tasman Pilot a Stunt Plane - CLOSED

Abel Tasman Pilot a Stunt Plane
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Owner description: This is your chance to actually pilot a stunt plane, and roll and loop it.
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 really was possible for a middle aged novice to do complicated loops and rolls on his first ever flight as a pilot. An absolutely mind-blowing experience enhanced by wonderful views over the Abel Tasmen NP and Golden Bay.
Vince is a great instructor exuding competence and patience. It was clear that both Vince and Alison were passionate about flying and providing exceptional customer service (the customised video of the flight arrived by email the next day).
A once in a life time opportunity which should not be missed.

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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 worth it as you fly out over the Abel Tasman doing all the different stunts, going upside down, loops etc, it's absolutely stunning views. Vince is fab at making you feel at ease, it's a lot easier than what I expected & as long as you listen to Vince ul have the most awesome experience ever!! Ali then sends you a copy home of your flight in USB form. It's a total buzz that words can't describe. If ur gonna be doing any adrenaline junky stuff in NZ, then don't waste your money on anything but this. Thanks Vince & Ali for a fantastic time! We're still talking about it now!! :-)

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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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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 there was time allowed to look at the wonderful scenery. My thanks go to a great pilot for one of the best flight experiences that I have ever had.

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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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