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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

Oh Westerly, please come back. We miss you. ... See MoreSee Less

Oh Westerly, please come back. We miss you.


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Thanks for the wonderful pictures... I look forward to seeing them...

something else that is!

Wow, fab shot

4 weeks ago

Glide Omarama

Wet wings reflects the rainbow pretty well. So its double. Taken at the Ahuriri valley - almost above the movie site of the new Mulan movie. ((If you like this picture buy it on canvas. $99 (61cm×33cm)) ... See MoreSee Less


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Mal Turner

1 month 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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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.