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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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Ten weeks to go until the South Island Regionals!

----- Two-seat coaching costs for Youth Glide members -----

We have secured subsidies from Gliding New Zealand and Glide Omarama. We have some Duo Discus with instructors from Glide Omarama available for the week at the following rates:
Initial lump sum: $300
Additional per flying day: $120

We can have two or three people to each glider. Those not flying can help with the grid, retrieves etc, as well as participating in all of the briefings, debriefings and other seminars. Other clubs' two-seaters are also welcome to participate in these, as well as first-time entrants in their single seaters.

----------- Cook Strait Ferry Subsidy -----------

Four grants of $400 each available to those bringing their gliders from the North Island

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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.