About

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Glide Omarama is a family run Soaring School, home to some of the worlds most experienced mountain flying instructors.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 where the visibility is often in excess of 400 kms. The volatile weather and wild mountains make for challenging soaring and are an excellent learning environment for pilots at any level of experience. Indeed many advanced pilots consider Omarama to be the premier location for developing their mountain and wave flying skills.

The school operates the world’s largest fleet of Duo Discus’s with 7 of these gliders plus an ASH25, a Grob Twin Astir and a Grob 103 trainer. GlideOmarama has access to a fleet of well equipped and well presented modern single seat gliders for those wishing to fly solo. The Omarama Airfield is a purpose built gliding site with outstanding facilities. It has on site accommodation, camping ground, restaurant, spacious club-house and hangers for 80 gliders.

Our Team

The depth of experience in the team at Glide Omarama is our greatest asset. Find out more on our team page.

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Trial Flights

Take the controls and soar! Let this be your introduction to the sport of gliding.

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Take a Course

We offer courses for experienced pilots as well as intermediate and beginner pilots who wish to improve skills or learn to glide.

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