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

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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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This week Paul (left) took a break from his day job, flying the A380, to learn to fly gliders! Despite unusually poor weather, he completed several solo flights in the Grob, and a 450km wave flight in the Duo Discus with instructor Dan. A great week!
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QQ heading home from Mount Cook with Mount Sefton and the west coast's cloud below. Californian Pete Alexander took the photo while flying with G Dale in ZR. ... 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.