Over the years I’ve read articles about a small operation on the South Island of New Zealand offering self-flying vacations.
Still buzzing from D'Urville airstrip, I smile wide enough to catch Matt's attention, "You liked that?" "I loved it" I replied.
A clear morning and light frost greeted us as we untied WAX.
Relaxed now, I marveled at how rapidly the scenery changed. Snow cloaked mountains and ridges, rapidly disappeared behind with every northbound mile.
There I was, above familiar territory and enjoying the view. My Flyinn guide had relaxed now we were on our way.
Lined up on the airstrip, I worked through the check list one more time. Certainty settled in me.
"What shall we do for a holiday this year?" Matt asked. "Fly somewhere?" I thought out loud.
This headline says it all. We were sad not to welcome our 2019. 2020 Flyinn guests. Recently we heard from an immediately pre-covid Flyinn Guest.
It’s always a special trip when family connections are involved.
Flyinn Guests range from very low hour pilots, to lifetime airline pilots. It has not been unusual to have pilots of 20,000 hours + flying with us.
Getting Engaged with Flyinn! Each year Flyinn appreciates a lovely mix of friend groups, family connections and return guests. Friendships are instant and the fun is infectious.
Strip Flying is a highlight for every tour. Landing on unprepared fields, or farmers top-dressing strips is an exciting and interesting challenge for pilots of all capabilities.
"Flyinn isn't just a flying experience - it's a life experience" This quote by a recent Flyinn guest has inspired my summary for the 18. 19 Flyinn Season.
“Excuse me! Did I hear you say twenty years?” I asked our newly arrived guests in amazement. “Yes!” all four replied in unison.
It's a great pleasure to report how much Flyinn guests enjoyed their time in Wanaka.
Was there something in the water? Was it something we said? We're not sure - but this year we had more friend groups than ever before, and the fun was infectious.…
We're not competative, nor sexist - as the title might suggest - only this year Flyinn had a definate girls team and boys team working together for our guests.
Returning guests enjoy a customized itinerary exploring new and exciting areas of New Zealand.
Flyinn guest Les Abend writes about his experiences. Click here to read Part 1. Click here to read Part 2.
You've been asking for years - and here it is . . . . a video preview of Guest experience with Flyinn.
This summer season Flyinn Guests enjoyed all the benefits of an experienced Flyinn team, as well as the energy created from new ideas, a refreshed look, contributing to an ever evolving story.
Take a look at some of our Guest experiences ....
Each year the Flyinn team run a booth at Air Venture, Oshkosh. And each year a 'Muster' (Kiwi farm speak for 'gathering') of Flyinn Past Guests make their way to the Seaplane Base, to share stories over cold beers, NZ wines and Wisconsin Cheese.
This year we were joined by two Imagicians - who have been alongside Flyinn from the start. They look like two ordinary blokes - unless you know you won't spot them in the picture - but read on and find how Magic happens ....
Some days are more special than others …. It was time for Warbirds over Wanaka Airshow.
Have you ever tried a Tim Tam? Flyinn is an experience of all things New Zealand. All things that is …. except Tim Tams.
October 2015 saw Laurel and Tom Lippert join us once again, for a Fly-Back-Inn tour of New Zealand.
Here’s a first for me (Jo) – this week Lynne and I joined Sue, on a ‘Girls Day Out’ with a twist: instead of hitting the shops, we went in style…
Just this past weekend AOPA members descended upon Omarama, (just 20 nm from Flyinn’s base at Geordie Hill) for the Annual Winter Fly-in.
In addition to being a pilot, my husband is a photographer and a botanist. I enjoy hiking, waking and reading.
A recent past guest learned the virtues of wearing a Merino. (It’s truly very good). Brad thanked Matt for his t-shirt by sending this photo and caption!
It’s been a fabulous ride and we find it hard to believe, but Flyinn is 15! Thinking back to the time when Flyinn was but an idea, developing on pieces of paper and…
It is mid winter. There are no Guests, and little flying, but the Flyinn team does not rest for long.