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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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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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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.