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30 minute Valley Explorer
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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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The Glide Omarama Duo fleet was upgraded to the new state-of-the-art S100 vario from LXnav. If you take a close look you can see some friendly numbers. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

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High Flight
After 9 years Marty Taylor and Gavin have finished their final gliding photo shoot with some of their best ever pix! To celebrate Gavin edited some of Marty's wonderful older photos into an Orson Wells reading of aviation's most famous poem. It's dedicated to Dick Georgeson a founding father of gliding at Omarama. Now begins the task of culling almost 10,000 gliding pictures down to a single book sized collection. With a publisher and a writer already confirmed Marty and Gavin hope to have a stunning coffee-table book out soon.
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2 weeks ago

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Spring flying at Omarama has started. Always gorgeous! Here cruising up Lake Ohau towards Mt Cook on a Long Flight
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1 month ago

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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.