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Glider trial flights

30 minute Valley Explorer
60 minute Mountain Adventurer
Long flights 2.5+ hours

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Training

From beginner to fully-certified

Two day introduction
Learn to fly course
Post solo instruction

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Visiting Pilots

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 days 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

Spectacular!

5 days 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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6 days ago

Glide Omarama

Hows this for a view from your landout strip?! Stephen Howard, in XM, at Irishman's. photo Stephen Howard ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Love the picture... fantastic

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.