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FLY LIKE A BIRD!

Enjoy breath-taking views of Central Otago’s dramatic and unique landscape. Admire the mighty Pisa range while flying high over pristine lakes and rivers.
We use the latest tandem hang gliding aero-tow techniques to provide the safest, most enjoyable experience possible.
Tandem hang gliders are built for two and operated by an experienced pilot. The tandem hang glider is towed into the air by a specially designed tow-plane called a ‘tug’. Unlike hill launching, aero-towing allows us to take you as high as you want and release you anywhere.

The Flight

We provide flights from a privately-owned airfield located just one hour drive west of Queenstown under the mighty Pisa Range. Our courtesy shuttle can pick you up from Queenstown or you can self-drive to our meeting point at Pisa Moorings located 7 km north of Cromwell on state highway 6. Our friendly staff will escort you to the airfield where we will quickly have you soaring with the birds high above the ground.

History

Aerotow hang gliding is an easy and accessible way to get into the sky and fly like a bird. Starting from the ground, our tow plane pulls pilot and passenger into the sky until the pilot 'releases' from the tow line. Aerotow hang gliding allows us to fly in a wider range of weather conditions and as we launch and land on wheels, passengers only need relax and enjoy the experience with no running required. We operate all year round.

Cancellation Policy

45 South Tandem Hang Gliding is weather dependant. We fly most days but to avoid disappointment, we recommend you book early during your stay rather than leaving it to your last day. If the flight is cancelled by us due to weather conditions the flight can be transferred to another date or a full refund can be given. There is no refund given on cancellations under 24 hours of departure if the customer cancels the flight. If you are late for departure and miss check-in there will be no refund given.

Need To Know

What to bring: We provide gloves and jackets. Bring warm clothing, sunscreen, hat and sun-glasses.

Transport: We supply a courtesy van which departs from the Skytrek Office, 26b Shotover Street, Queenstown. Allow three to four hours for the return trip. Self-drive should allow 1 hour.

Spectators: If you're accompanying a fare-paying passenger, come along for the ride and enjoy the panorama (on a space-available basis).

Photos: Photos and Videos are available using a GoPro that captures you, your pilot and the amazing scenery around you. They are available to purchase on landing.

Waiver: You will be required to complete a waiver and medical condition disclosure form.

Age and Weight limitations: Maximum limit of 100kg for Hang gliding. We've flown passengers aged 4 to 90. Passengers aged 16 or under require parents' or guardians permission.

ABOUT US

The business is owned and operated by Ian Clark and Shai Lanuel who between them have well over 45 years of aviation experience. We strive to deliver an experience that you’ll never forget. Certified by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority as an adventure aviation operator, we pioneered tandem hang gliding in New Zealand and have been in operation in New Zealand for over 25 years.

Our Contacts

Address:

Skytrek Office, 26b Shotover Street, Queenstown

Phone:

0800 FLYHIGH (0800 359 444)

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