There is a certain feeling that comes with flying in a small plane. The wind is blowing through your hair, the sun warming your skin, and the sound of birds chirping in the distance. Flying in a small plane can be very exhilarating, but it doesn’t have to stop there. There are some truly breathtaking scenic flights you should add to your bucket list so you can experience these sensations for yourself.
Let’s take a look at them.
- Uluru Scenic Joy Flight
In the heart of Australia’s red centre, Uluru is a bucket list item for many. The thrill and excitement from this scenic flight cannot be overstated, as you’ll see it unfold below, with the topography changing by the minute, from arid desert to lush oasis.
This is a fast-paced video, but it’s worth watching in its entirety to truly appreciate the beauty of this part of Australia and how Uluru changes throughout the day as you fly around it. The Joy Flights will show you Uluru from a perspective that few have ever experienced.
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or not, this experience is sure to get your heart racing. Dress up in a flight suit and take off into the sky for some incredible views of these breathtaking landscapes. You can choose to take control of the plane yourself, allowing you to fly over land and water at a speed of 400 mph.
There are several options to choose from, offering a range of views. You can also opt for the ultimate sightseeing experience with an experienced pilot at the helm. This way, you’ll be able to concentrate on taking in all around you without feeling nervous or worrying about anything.
- Air Safari
The Air Safari is a magical flight above the Serengeti, where visitors can experience the land entirely differently. Flights take place in light aircraft that are fully open-air with no glass or windscreen between you and nature – meaning you’ll get up close to some of Africa’s most iconic animals while experiencing surreal views during your safari.
This thrilling adventure will allow you to explore Tanzania’s stunning landscape at eye level, including breathtaking vistas of Mt Kilimanjaro, Lake Victoria Nyanza, Moon Landscape Crater and more.
4. Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight
A once-in-a-lifetime experience is watching the sunrise from your window seat over this world heritage listed wonder of nature. The Great Barrier Reef, located off the coast of Queensland and home to thousands of species of fish and coral, has been on my bucket list for some time now. And I can’t wait to cross it off.
There are two ways that you can see the reef: either take a day or night flight depending on when you want to go (I would recommend taking an overnight trip!), or if you are on a more time crunch, you can take the shorter flights that only get you to the reef.
The Bottom Line
If you have ever had the desire to fly, these are some of the best places in which you can experience it. From Jamaica to Hawaii, each destination offers a unique perspective on planet earth and its beauty from above, ocean vistas or panoramic mountain views.