A Christmas gift idea that’s really taking off
Forget the conventional, the predictable, the nothing out of the ordinary.
Celebrate Christmas, birthdays and thanksforyour-hard-work rewards with an extraordinary gift – a flying voucher from the Flight Experience jet simulator at Takapuna Beach!
It’s an ideal Christmas gift because it appeals to both sexes and all ages – and is an experience appreciated and remembered.
You can book a 30, 60 or 90-minute Flight Experience in the replica cockpit of a Boeing 737, flying with minimal supervision by a professional pilot/instructor in the fully enclosed cockpit complete with full functioning avionics and computers, switches, throttles and control wheel.
Depending on your flight package, you can receive clearance for take-off and soar into the sky, flying over Auckland’s scenic wonders, city to city, or even white-knuckle it in the world’s most challenging approaches.
You can fly on fine days, windy days or through snow ... you can share the experience with friends or family ... or even use it for entry level flight training.
The flight simulator can key in the skyline of almost any major world airport – a good Christmassy one is Rovaniemi Airport in Finland’s far northern Lapland, right on the Arctic Circle and reputedly the home town of Santa himself. Fly Santa’s runway and you never know what may come into view – or you may see him around Innsbruck Austria, practising for the Big Day.
Flight packages start at $135 – check out all the options at www.flightexperience.co.nz/packages. is giving away a 30minute flight simulation voucher with every Citizen watch sold – so it really is two fine gifts in one.
DVDs and photographs of your flight experience are available from $20, there is room in the cockpit for a couple of friends or family, and a TV lounge allows friends or work colleagues to watch how you go – a brilliant corporate experience, ideal for gifts or functions.
Flight Experience is located at 466 Lake Rd, Takapuna.
For bookings or information, phone 486 8193 or 0800 SIMULATOR (0800 746 852). Open seven days.
Christmas experience: Flight Experience pilot instructor Liam Brown helping Santa practise his landings.