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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
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Mountain flying in Omarama

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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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2 days ago

Glide Omarama

Soar with us over the snowy peaks this winter... and bring your hot water bottle! ... See MoreSee Less

Soar with us over the snowy peaks this winter... and bring your hot water bottle!Image attachment


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staying stunned

Shame last time I was passing only made a coffee... Still nice to have seen one of the world's... Legen.... Wait for it!...Dary gliding sites

I will never forget it!

Would do if you didn’t charge the Earth. Flew with you a couple of years ago. Great fun but 300 bucks not worth it for a joy ride.

4 weeks ago

Glide Omarama

Norbert tells us about his second day win at the World Championships!

35th FAI World Gliding Championships Ostrow, Poland
Norbert Alin Scarlat - winner task 5 (standard class)
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1 month 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?


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.