** This is an old post – Ultralight flights are no longer available on Koh Chang **
It isn’t really feasible to trek to the top of the mountains to get an aerial view of Koh Chang, but if you want a far simpler way to get a bird’s eye view of your favourite beaches, your hotel and also the interior of the island, then a trip in an ultralight plane is a must.
These two-seater planes – it will be you and the pilot – take visitors for 15 minute, 30 minute and hour long flights over the island.
Short flights go for 1700 baht and longer ones for 2900 baht. If you are keen you can also take a 20-hour flying course which will get you a Thai Ultralight license and you’ll be able to fly solo.
The island’s only airstrip is located in Klong Prao, opposite Baan Chang Thai elephant camp. They don’t do much advertising so just call in and ask for Captain Nimit, the pilot/instructor. (If he’s not there he’ll be at the nearby BBGun Shooting Range.)