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

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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
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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 Waitaki District Council's album.

They have been flying at Omarama since the 1920's. The planes (and gliders) now land at the Omarama Airfield but the pub is still there in Main Street!
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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.