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

Daniel van Ammers flew for 2.3 hours with Gavin on Saturday.  At first it was very difficult as they struggled low over Patterson's homestead to the west. (At one stage Gavin called the tow plane as he thought they would have to land on the airstrip there.) But they climbed again and eventually went to 12,000 ft in the wave over Lake Ohau. Dan's first flight in a glider.
Kevin, Kan and Lulu all flew today. Wind on the ridges and  wave above enabled flights down the Hawkdun ridge.  Fun was had by all.
Ed Bishop from Benella flew Gavin to Mount Aspiring and back.
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Omarama, the Place of Light! Strong west winds all day 100 knots at 6,000 feet and gusting to 40 knots on the ground. Then the rain came and as it cleared so to the rainbows.
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Wave today after screaming winds yesterday blew cars and vans off the road 50 kms to north of us. Winds in North Canterbury reported up to160kph. This lenticular from the front of Lucy's cottage. ... 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.