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Preparing for your flight with Glenorchy Air

Flying with Glenorchy Air is more than just a journey. It’s an adventure that offers some of the most spectacular views in the world. To make the most of your experience, a little preparation can go a long way. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you get ready for you scenic flight.

1. Book in Advance

To ensure you secure your preferred flight date and time, we advise you book your scenic flight in advance. We recommend booking your flight on the first day of your time in Queenstown, in case we need to reschedule due to weather. Popular flights, especially those to Milford Sound and Mt. Cook can fill up quickly. Visit our Book Now page to check availability and make your reservation.

2. Dress Comfortably

The weather in the Southern Alps can be unpredictable and temperatures can vary significantly. Here’s what we recommend:

  • Layers: Wear comfortable, layered clothing. A warm jacket is essential, as it can get chilly at our destinations.
  • Footwear: Sturdy, comfortable shoes are recommended as there is walking between airfields and activities.
  • Accessories: Sunglasses can help protect your eyes from the glare of the water and snow. A hat and sunscreen are also recommended on sunny days. In Milford Sound, bug repellent is advisable.

3. Bring your Camera

You’ll definitely want to capture the breathtaking landscapes, so don’t forget to bring your camera or smartphone. Ensure your devices are fully charged!

4. Be On Time

Arriving on time is crucial to ensure a smooth check-in process and timely departure. If using our complimentary pickup service, your confirmation email will have details on your pick up location and pick up time. If you are self-driving, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your departure time to our kiosk inside Queenstown Airport.

5. Listen to the Safety Briefing

Your safety is our top priority. Before takeoff, our experienced pilots will provide a comprehensive safety briefing. Pay close attention to these instructions, as they include important information about your flight and the aircraft’s safety features.

6. Stay Hydrated and Comfortable

Bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated during your flight and activities. Feel free to bring snacks if you wish. Pleas ensure to bring any essential medication with you.

7. Relax and Enjoy

Most importantly, relax and enjoy your flight! Our pilots are highly skilled and knowledgeable about the region. They’ll provide fascinating commentary on the sights below, ensuring you have an informative and enjoyable experience.

8. Share Your Experience

We love hearing about our passengers’ experiences! Head over to Tripadvisor and let the world know about your journey with us. Your review helps us improve and continue providing industry-leading service and stay the #1 rated Tour + Activity in Queenstown!

Flying with Glenorchy Air is a truly magical experience, offering a unique perspective on New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes. By following these preparation tips, you’ll ensure a smooth, comfortable and unforgettable experience. Book your flight today and get ready to let us show you the spectacular!

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