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Glider trial flights

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
Solo 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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3 weeks ago

Glide Omarama

Freedom of Flight Film Festival
Get excited - The FoFFF 2018 NZ tour trailer is here!

Brought to you in association with the New Zealand Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association.

Coming to your big screens in Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Taupo, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Wanaka and Queenstown!

Check it out, like it, share it, tell us what you think and spread the freedom of flight!

Tickets are on sale NOW through our Facebook event pages, and Eventbrite!
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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.