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Flying lessons in Canberra: A guide to where, when and the best deals

What you need to know about flying a helicopter or plane for the first time from Canberra.

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As the Australian capital, Canberra is no stranger to VIPs in the form of visiting diplomats and ministers.

If staying here makes you want a taste of that lifestyle, it’s possible to have a go at a trial plane or helicopter flight over the city.

Here are a few of the top options.

Where can I take flying lessons in Canberra?

  • Canberra Aviation – from Canberra Airport
  • Canberra Helicopters – from Canberra Airport

Our top pick:

Helicopter Flying Lesson Over Canberra

Helicopter Flying Lesson Over Canberra from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Spend 30 minutes in the air for $550.
  • Spend an hour swotting up in the training school classroom.
  • Get your hands on the controls of a dual control Robinson R44 helicopter.
  • Look out over the skyline of the Australian capital as you fly.

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Flying lessons in Canberra – companies compared

CompanyBook withPrice (from)LocationDuration (from)Extras/inclusions
Canberra HelicoptersRedBalloon$550Canberra Airport30 minutesHot drinks included.
Canberra AviationCanberra AviationUpon requestCanberra Airport30 minutesN/A

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