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Mountain flying in Omarama

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Glide Omarama is a family run Soaring School, home to some of the worlds most experienced mountain flying instructors.

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Glide Omarama shared Milan Sawyer's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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Descending down from the wave, after a late flight, with two of the Duos from the Glideomarama fleet (ZR - Martin/Regina and DD - Csaba/Milan). The lake in the background is Pukaki. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Omarama Landscape. Justin Wills over Lake Benmore just 10 Kms east of the Omarama Airfield ... See MoreSee Less

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Gliding in New Zealand

The South Island of New Zealand, with Omarama approximately in the centre, produces some of the world’s best wave flying as well as astonishing ridge, thermal and convergence soaring amidst the spectacular and dramatic mountains of the Southern Alps.