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2 days ago

Glide Omarama

With this wind, I think we'll leave the gliders in the hangar! I drove past a fallen tree on my way to the airfield. The flag on Ladybird Hill is pointing slightly above horizontal so I guess the ridge is working well ;-) ... See MoreSee Less

With this wind, I think well leave the gliders in the hangar! I drove past a fallen tree on my way to the airfield. The flag on Ladybird Hill is pointing slightly above horizontal so I guess the ridge is working well ;-)

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You could try some ridge soaring in the tug!

7 days ago

Glide Omarama

It's official! Sabrina has set a new NZ female record for speed over a 100km out-and-return task, making two laps of the course with a best speed of 171.77 km/h.

Sabrina says: "I might as well give a record a go even if it is not actually a brilliant day. What else is there to do in Omarama on a cold winter day?"

The flight took place on 7th August and the record was confirmed today by Gliding New Zealand.

Well done and here's to many more!

www.onlinecontest.org/olc-3.0/gliding/flightinfo.html?dsId=7503347
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Its official! Sabrina has set a new NZ female record for speed over a 100km out-and-return task, making two laps of the course with a best speed of 171.77 km/h.

Sabrina says: I might as well give a record a go even if it is not actually a brilliant day. What else is there to do in Omarama on a cold winter day?

The flight took place on 7th August and the record was confirmed today by Gliding New Zealand.

Well done and heres to many more!

https://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-3.0/gliding/flightinfo.html?dsId=7503347

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Great gliding Sabrina. I’m glad you didn’t try that speed when I was up with you a couple of days beforehand. Must have felt exhilarating though.

Congratulations well done Sabrina !!

Thank you all for your lovely comments. I have been up again today and well, it looks as if I might call 200 out-and-return NZL female record mine too ... but we will see what the officials say... fingers crossed

Awesome Sabrina, well done.

Congratulations Sabrina from Bryan and I well done awesome effort

Congratulations Sabrina

Congratulations!! Great effort. #yesgirlsglide #FLYLIKEAGIRL

Well done Sabrina. I feel it might be the start of things to come. WR may be. You go girl.

Congratulations that’s awesome πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

Well done Sabrina. That is awesome. A great winter achievement

Good job Sabrina!!

Fantastic Sabrina

thanks Karen and Paula ;)

That's awesome Sabrina - what a thrill

Wahooo.....fantastic Sabrina

Brilliant Sabrina, well done!

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1 week ago

Glide Omarama

Fun in the wave!
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Fun in the wave!
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We flew into Queenstown yesterday 15th, and it looked a great day...not even that cold...

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.