A Christ­mas gift idea that’s re­ally tak­ing off

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

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.

Web­site: www.fligh­t­ex­pe­ri­ence.

Christ­mas ex­pe­ri­ence: Flight Ex­pe­ri­ence pi­lot in­struc­tor Liam Brown help­ing Santa prac­tise his land­ings.

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