Pilot a plane

Struggling to find the right present for that special occasion?   Then give the gift of flight!

Rangitata Island Aerodrome

Trial flight vouchers start from just $55 for a 10 minute instructional trial flight with one of their experienced instructors.

While you're at the Aerodrome check out the planes, Museum and military memorabilia.

South Canterbury Aero Club

Take control of a real aircraft and become a pilot today with South Canterbury’s oldest and most trusted aviation organisation.

You can take control of a real aeroplane guided by our award winning, professional, licensed, and qualified instructors.

Whether you're a budding Amelia Earhart, the next Charles Lindberg, or even if you just want to try it to see if flying is for you, South Canterbury Aero Club and our flight instructors can make your dreams take flight over stunning Timaru.

You’ll climb, turn and descend the aircraft all whilst taking in Timaru and it beautiful surrounds including the sprawling coastlines and the iconic patch work farmlands, bordered by the Southern Alps and even Aoraki Mount Cook is visible on a clear day.

Flights range from 20 to 45 minutes to suit your budget, you also have the option of a 4 seat aircraft allowing you may bring two friends along with you, for the more adventurous a Loop and a roll can be included with our qualified aerobatics instructor in our very own aerobatic training aircraft.

South Canterbury Aero Club best ensure your safety  by operating a fleet of certificated aircraft maintained by qualified aircraft engineers.

Bookings are essential, the club is open weekends and most weekdays and can be contacted through their website or on 03 688 2355 or 0508 Fly Timaru or find them on Facebook.