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Flying lessons in Cairns: A guide to where, when and the best deals
Find out what it’s like to be a plane or helicopter pilot in Cairns.
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With blue skies all summer and mild dry winters, Cairns is an ideal place to learn how to fly.
Companies in the city offer rookies the opportunity to take taster flying lessons in both light aircraft and helicopters.
Here are a few of the top options.
Flying lessons in Cairns deals
Where can I do flying lessons in Cairns?
- GBR Helicopters - From Mareeba Airport
- North Queensland Aero Club - From Mareeba Airport
- Nautilus Aviation - From Cairns Airport
Our top pick:
Helicopter Trial Instructional Flight - Cairns from RedBalloon
- Take control of a helicopter
- Spend 30 minutes in the air for $448
- Spend 90 minutes overall, on land and in the air, getting to know the aircraft
- Swoop over the Tablelands as you train
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Flying lessons in Cairns compared
|Company||Book with||Price (from)||Location||Duration||Extras/inclusions|
|GBR Helicopters||RedBalloon||$448||Mareeba Airport||90 minutes overall, 30-minute flight||Certificate of completion|
|North Queensland Aero Club - light aircraft trial flight||North Queensland Aero Club||$260||Mareeba Airport||60-90 minutes overall, 30-minute flight||N/A|
|Nautilus Aviation - helicopter trial flight||Nautilus Aviation||$595||Cairns Airport||60-90 minutes overall, 30-minute flight||N/A|
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