Experience the Northern Lights on board a private Boeing 737 jet

Consulta Meta Press Release | October 22, 2018

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Consulta Meta has officially announced the launch of the Aurora | 360 Experience, the most exciting way to see the Northern Lights.

The Yukon announces the launch of the exclusive Aurora | 360 Experience, Canada’s Ultimate Aurora Viewing Tour. Neil Zeller Photo

This exclusive opportunity offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enjoy the Northern Lights by private-chartered 737 jet for unrivalled, eye level Northern Lights viewing.

It’s the only flight in the world to take off within the Aurora Oval, offering the chance for Aurora viewing shortly after take-off.

The full Aurora | 360 Experience is Feb. 7 to 11, 2019, with the flight scheduled to take-off either Feb. 8 or 9 (the flight date will be chosen a few days earlier based on Aurora forecasts).

The five-day package not only offers serious bragging rights, but will provide high-altitude views of the spectacular Aurora in the Yukon sky combined with unique culinary components, industry leading guest speakers, cultural events, optional day tours and more.

With only 80 seats available, the Aurora | 360 Experience gives passengers the unique opportunity to fly above the clouds, and witness the Aurora Borealis closer than ever before.

As part of the package the passengers get to learn more about the Aurora Borealis from renowned guest speakers: Dr. Phil Plait (a.k.a. the Bad Astronomer), Dr. Christa Van Laerhoven (B.Sc. Physics & Astronomy/ Ph.D. Planetary Sciences), William Murtagh (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as the assistant director for Space Weather, Energy, and Environment Division), and Pierre Paquette (Astronomy Ambassador of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada).

“The Aurora Borealis is truly one of the world’s greatest celestial phenomenons, and we are proud to offer this unparalleled experience,” said Anthony Gucciardo, owner and president of Consulta Meta. “It’s a bucket list worthy moment you’ll never forget.  We can’t wait to get airborne!”

“The Northern Lights are one of the Yukon’s biggest attractions. We had great success last year with the pilot project, so we’re understandably thrilled it’s being reintroduced and made even better,” said Robin Anderson, global marketing manager at Tourism Yukon.

“Last year passengers saw the Aurora Borealis just nine minutes after take-off and the lights continued for three straight hours.  We hope they break that record this year!”

Once on board, guests can relax and enjoy the incredible views while sipping a celebratory gin from Yukon’s award-winning Yukon Brewing company and Canadian Aurora photographer, Neil Zeller will assist with helping passengers to take their own Aurora photos.

There are two Aurora | 360 flight options available:

  1. Aurora | 360 flight only for $1,045 (taxes included)
  2. Aurora | 360 Experience: Includes the Aurora | 360 flight, four nights accommodation in Whitehorse, three distinctive Yukon-flare dinners, cultural activities, entry to Takhini Hot Springs, a guided tour of Yukon Wildlife preserve and more for just  $2,939 CAD (taxes included)

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