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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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4 days ago

Glide Omarama

Scenes from a nice local flight along the Benmore Range in great evening light. All pictures were taken within 20 km of Omarama. These views can be seen on most 30min Trial Flights. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Norman Allan here's an idea!

My other half is keen on a trial flight how do we make this happen?

Beautiful

1 month ago

Glide Omarama

Winter soaring with local pilot Fraser ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Timo Fisherman's Friend also ?

Ya. Great views. Heard of those 'local' flights in NZ back in UK, since they consider it local within gliding range. 300km away 'local' something like that, hitching wave in fancy plastic ship.

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.