Scheduling Flights

To purchase a SkyRide or Lesson, or if you received a Gift of Flight Certificate, or if you have purchased an online voucher, BE SURE TO READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE containing all the instructions you need to book your Adventure! 

To Purchase a “Gift of Flight”, SkyRide, or Lesson

“Gift of Flight” Certificates: A flying experience is a perfect gift for almost everyone on your shopping list!  So avoid the mall and give them a Unique Gift that is perfect for any Holiday, Family Celebration (Anniversaries, Birthdays, Graduations, & Weddings), or Corporate Event (Employee Rewards & Customer Appreciation).

Online Voucher Exchange: To exchange your Voucher purchased online for a nice glossy “Gift of Flight” Certificate, email it to adventure@altitude.ca  Allow 3-5 business days for delivery by mail, or phone for same-day delivery/pickup in Winnipeg.

All our flights must be prepaid in advance to confirm your reservation.  We don’t have time to accept money or give receipts at the airport when we could be flying instead.  So if you don’t already have pre-paid a Voucher or Certificate, then here are several options to purchase and/or reserve your flight:

1.) Use your credit card by phone (7am-11pm) or email adventure@altitude.ca. Be sure to specify card number, expiry date, security code, name on card, and the flights you wish to purchase.  You can specify your choice of dates now or reserve them later.
2.) Use PayPal, send the total for your flight(s) plus GST.  Type your reservation information in the remarks to Paypal-CAD@altitude.ca
3.) By Post, mail a check or money order payable to “Adventure At Altitude” with your request and return address/phone.  Use the mailing address: 42 Francois Muller Place, Winnipeg, MB.  R2J 4K1.
4.) In-person, if you need it quick gift for a special event we can hand deliver (or you can pick up) a gift certificate or make a cash payment by calling that morning for same-day service in Beausejour or Winnipeg.

If you have purchased our basic entry-level Co-Pilot SkyRide to 1000 feet altitude, then you have a few options to customize your flight for the level of excitement you wish to experience!

Upgrade your Adventure!

On our Co-Pilot SkyRide you will cruise around the countryside peacefully at 1000 feet enjoying the Scenic view and gentle turns for approximately 10 minutes (that’s plenty of flying time and more than enough adventure for some), but for others.… not so much!

The Aerobatics Option of the “Fear Factor SkyRide” will give you the Spine-Tingling Chills and Thrills you desire!   We double your altitude to 2000 feet, then defy the force of Gravity when we Stall, then Dive at 2000 feet per minute picking up speed to 100 kph in less than 4 seconds (faster than most drag race cars), then pull some G’s with Sideways Wingovers, and Spiral Spins!  Its better, higher, and faster than any ground-bound Roller Coaster you have ever experienced for just $40.  Please upgrade in advance by phone when you book your reservation so  we can spend more time actually flying that day.  Last minute upgrades will be offered, or you may decide to upgrade during the flight once you gain some courage up in the air.

The Highest and Longest Option is our “Extreme Altitude Mile High SkyRide”!  If you’re the type to want the Ultimate Experience, we will take you 5x higher, 3x longer, with 10x the view, and 100x the Excitement with 30 minutes airtime at 5,300 feet of Altitude!  WOW!  It’s so high that you will see the most incredible 360 degree view of the countryside and Lake Winnipeg as you climb over the clouds feeling the smoothest air with the easiest hands-on control.  Then try the optional Aerobatics with the wildest maneuvers and longest duration!  So up-size your SkyRide to EXTREME for just $80 (that’s just $20 per thousand feet extra altitude).  Please upgrade at the time of your reservation because we have to schedule more time.  Occasionally we may be able to accept this upgrade before the flight only if we aren’t fully booked in your time slot.

Bring your Friends & Family

Help spread the word in advance of your reservation date so we can offer everyone a lower group rate or upgrade your flight for FREE (for 4 or more participants)!  Tell them your flight date and time so they can just phone with a credit card to be added to your time slot.

Spectators:  Bring your family & friends to witness your adventure.  They can watch your flight while enjoying a picnic from the Airliner Drive-In, then see your photos/videos!

Flying Schedule

Flying Season: We are available most days all year round, Summer & Winter, by reservation only.  Cool winter air is smoother, so it is the best season to come flying and for Students training for their Pilot License when there is snow on the ground.  So don’t wait for Spring to sign up since Spring has the most turbulent conditions of all 4 seasons!

Time Slots:  Start times vary with seasonal changes in Sunset, but our first and last slots of the day are tentatively reserved for Students taking lesson programs at dawn (7 & 9am), and 2 hrs before dusk (8pm in he summer).  SkyRides are booked between 11am - 6pm (48 hrs in advance), but  you can request a special later or earlier SkyRide (24-48 hrs in advance).  Plan to be at the site for at least 2 hours.  Each 2 hour slot can be booked by up to 4 participants so convince your friends to join you, otherwise you may be booked with up to 3 other strangers.

Last-minute Bookings: It may be possible to be added to the schedule on the same day.  But if the pilot is busy he can’t answer the phone.  So please leave a message with how many people wish to fly, and what time(s) you are availalbe that day.  You will get a return phone call only if we have a time slot to fit you in.  If you don’t get a return phone call, simply choose another day from our flying schedule.

Group Bookings: For groups of 5 or more, please phone to make a custom reservation of a longer time slot so you can also receive a FREE picnic & our higher 2000 foot flight with optional aerobatics!  Groups of 5-7 will get a 3 hour slot with FREE food & drinks included, adding an hour’s time  for each 3 participants.  If you organize a group of 10-20 fliers for a special family or corporate event, then we will donate a FREE SkyRide Gift Certificate for your event, or take any Participant or the Organizer for a FREE SkyRide!

Weekdays: Weekend slots get booked up very quickly, so weekday morning afternoon, and evening bookings are preferred on your day off work when the schedule is more relaxed, and we can spend more time with you than on weekends.  Beausejour is only 30 minutes from Winnipeg’s Perimeter Highway, so even if you are working till 7pm, there’s still plenty of time to arrive for the 6, 7, or 8pm slots.

Holiday Long Weekends:  We will accept bookings for only one day of a Holiday Weekend based on your request and our schedule.  Most of us have special family plans on long weekends, so we will take bookings for either the early morning of the 1st day of the long weekend, or the late afternoon of the last day, so we can spend time with our family too.

Choosing a Date to Fly

It is best to choose a date where you don’t have anything else firmly scheduled right after your flight.  It is common for us to delay flights an hour or more for bad weather, or if a previous group arrives late or takes more time to fly.   So we recommend that you don’t book anything else for at least a 4 hours or more after your start time.  If you do have something planned then make sure that you can arrive late or miss it completely.  Otherwise it’s best to make that your priority for the day, and chose another day to fly.

To make your Reservation by Phone

Call at least 48 hrs or more in advance, and be sure to leave a message.  Most often we can’t answer calls when we are flying with other customers. We will call you back within 1-2 days to confirm your reservation, so be patient and don’t keep on phoning and leaving more messages unless you have not heard from us after 48 hrs.  The pilot will only make one return phone call and leave a message for you, so if you don’t have an answering machine to accept his message, or if your mailbox is full, then it’s up to you to phone again if we can’t reach you within 48 hrs.  Live-person phone calls have to be quick and efficient so we can get back to flying, so here is the complete information that we require since priority is given to proper reservations:

1. You 1st & 2nd choice of date, and range of times you are available each day (don’t just give one specific time).
2. Your name and the number of people you are reserving flights for.
3. Preferably leave your 24 hr cell phone number, or provide both your home and work numbers that have an answering service.
4. If you are driving from more than 70 km away (if you don’t live in Winnipeg) then please tell us.  We will set an earlier weather check message or ask you to call us the evening before to confirm your flight if you have a long drive!

If you have a pre-paid Gift Certificate or Voucher/Ticket purchased online:  Decide if you want to upgrade your flight and have your credit card handy.  We prefer you bring a printed voucher, proof of purchase, or a screenshot of your app on a smartphone or tablet in case you have connection problems or a dead battery.

You won a Charity Auction Prize or have a Coupon:  Select from a list of flight options by clicking the Prices tab, then use your prize winnings towards any SkyRide Flight Lesson Package that you choose!  The price of the SkyRide or Lesson will be discounted by the value of your Gift Certificate or Coupon with the balance paid by credit card when you phone to reserve.  Remember to bring your certificate or coupon to redeem on the day of your flight.

Cancel a Reservation, Re-Scheduling

You must cancel by phone at least 24 hours in advance so we can book someone else in your slot.  You can re-book as often as necessary without any expiry date. If you just don’t show up, then you have forefeited your flight and you will have to purchase another one.

We may have to cancel your reservation when you call for the weather check 55 minutes before your scheduled time due to bad weather or equipment maintenance to make sure that you have a perfect day to enjoy your flight in safety and comfort.  You may be rescheduled as often as is necessary, or even postponed to fly next season without any penalty or expiry of your credit.

Instructions for Students taking Lesson Packages

Pilots taking Lessons must booked more than 48 hours in advance, in 2 hour slots during the mornings at either 7am or 9am, or evenings 2 hours before dusk (varies seasonably).  During the winter, we have smooth conditions all day long, and since we are not as busy as summer you can book anytime during the day.  If you have not purchased a lesson package yet, then just select a package and call to make a reservation for your first day, and pre-pay with a credit card to get the discounted price.  Lessons are held based on your personal schedule, so you can book any date or time not on the online schedule at least 1 week or more in advance.  For last minute reservations less than 24 hours in advance or to check for cancellations, then please phone and leave a message, do not use email since I only check email once every 2 days, but phone messages are checked every evening.

Now that you have read all the instructions, you are ready to select your date/time by clicking MAKE A RESERVATION, then phone 204-333-9464 to make your reservation to fly!