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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 weeks ago

Glide Omarama

Ric and Dan had a great flight in QQ. A weather front had split and travelled up the coast, pushing cold moist air inland. But around the edges of the cold air, there were some fantastic convergences. We flew southwest in the convergence, past Wanaka and Queenstown, almost to Glenorchy. It was very rough and windy in the west. Tracking north, we found a powerful wave in the lee of Mt Earnslaw. Climbing to over 13,000 feet, we turned around and flew northeast. With a tailwind of 55 knots, we were moving! We finished an already breathtaking flight by soaring the summit ridge of Aoraki Mt Cook in silky smooth lift. Spectacular!

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2 months ago

Glide Omarama

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2 months ago

Glide Omarama

QQ and NS dancing around Mt. Breswter. Lots of low cloud and rain around. Well deserved sight after a difficult getaway from the basin.Bring your friends ... See MoreSee Less

QQ and NS dancing around Mt. Breswter. Lots of low cloud and rain around. Well deserved sight after a difficult getaway from the basin.

 

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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.