Flyinn Newsletter 2011

Dear Friends and Aviators

There are still some things you can be certain about: Flyinn continues to provide unparalleled flying vacations – the holday of a lifetime – for pilots and their partners.

Visit us at the upcoming airshows:

  • AeroExpo Europe at Bitburg Germany. May 27 – 29th – that’s THIS WEEKEND! (Booth 39)
  • AeroExpo UK, at Sywell England. June 17 – 19
  • EAA Airventure, USA. July 25 – 31

Check out this season’s adventures and Join us for one of your own…


at Geordie Hill saw lambs aplenty as we readied the 180 hp 172’s for action. Flyinn Guests were surrounded by hills tinged with the fresh growth of spring, mountains with the last whisps of snow, and clean clear air ascending into breathtaking depths of blue. The 172’s perform well in this crisp clean air as we begin our next season of Flyinn.

Mid November Flyinn Guests totally enjoyed the North, from KeriKeri, Great Barrier Island and the steaming hot pools of Rotorua. Then a Flyinn first – an excursion on the Whanganui River and the Bridge to Nowhere. This beautiful sanctuary holds a slice of NZ’s history and the bridge is now an iconic symbol for the area. From here our adventurers continued southwards to encounter golden beaches, untamed mountains and glacial rivers. Then to more open country arriving at Geordie Hill Station – Flyinn’s base – and their home away from home. From here guests enjoy packing only what they need for each day’s excursion to destinations around the majestic south. Completing this tour our guests joined us by wearing very fitting 30’s attire, for an evenings celebration in Pete’s Tiger Moth hangar. A total aviation adventure, immersed in real kiwi life …. unreal.


was magic: rain at night, sunshine all day, and the grass kept growing. It has been an exceptional season and this summer, Flyinn Guests enjoyed it all : as well as completing the Flyinn itineraries some took extra time for gliding at nearby Omarama (World reknown for gliding), and some simply enoyed a superbly interesting vacation where everything was thought of and they were able to relax and revive at the same time as joining in each days activities. Some were intensly interested in farming and had many good questions for the Geordie Hill Station managers, some broadened their mountain flying skills, and some took particular care with their photography with excellent results. Some were on their second visit which is special for us both, and some wrote a blog (which we can post on our website soon). Some made it all the way to south west Fiordland, and others came together with a group of friends and gained memories to share forever. A very full and successful summer.


guests enjoy a change in hue; shadows lengthen and evening sunsets glow on the mountains. Flying takes them over countryside bright with autumn colour – the last show before trees relinquish their leaves. They learn about autumn mustering work on the station, and watch the sheep dogs at work. The days are warm, but some nights we’ll light the fire.

And so it is that another Flyinn Season ends. Special thanks to our guests this year and to our team who work happily to make it the best. And thanks also to you for your continued interest.


and we come to see you! See the Flyinn Booth at:

AeroExpo Europe in Bitburg, Germany May 27-29

Aero Expo UK, in Sywell, England, June 17 – 19

EAA Airventure, Oshkosh, USA, July 25 – 31

We hope to see you! Alternately please check our website, or email for current itinerary details, prices and other inquiries.

Contact us…

We wish you safe and happy flying always.

Best Regards,
Jo and Matt McCaughan.
P: +64 3 445 2852

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