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Glider trial flights

30 minute Valley Explorer
60 minute Mountain Adventurer
Long flights 2.5+ hours

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Training

From beginner to fully-certified

Two day introduction
Learn to fly course
Post solo instruction

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Mountain flying in Omarama

Mountain soaring courses
Two seater flying
Solo flying

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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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Three gliders landed on the Hunter strip yesterday. Cold air from the lake was filling the valley. Still, not a bad place to get stranded.
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ZR and QQ, playing in the wave after ridge soaring Mount Cook.
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Trial flight(s) in a southerly wave - lee of the Hawkduns, with Dan (ZR).
Lake Benmore, and Pukaki in the distance.
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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.