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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
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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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2 days ago

Glide Omarama

Max Romey Productions
A small-town race in Omarama reveals an invisible world in New Zealand’s sky.

This video was made possible from the tons of support from the New Zealand Gliding community.
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2 days ago

Glide Omarama

Hows this for a view from your landout strip?! Stephen Howard, in XM, at Irishman's. photo Stephen Howard ... See MoreSee Less


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Love the picture... fantastic

1 week ago

Glide Omarama

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Matthew Mildrum Ryan Leinonen Leigh Stokes

big wave day?

Are you allowed to fly that HIGH in a Glider? What towed you up... a Space Rocket??

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.