Learn to Fly Gliders
Our Learn to Fly gliding course is focused on you. It is a live-in total immersion course where you are the centre of our attention. Your rate of progress is up to you and the weather.
Your personal highly experienced instructor
A two seat training glider known as a Grob 103 dedicated to your use
Unlimited glider flying hours.
Free use of our Gliding Simulator
Up to 30 aero-tow launches or 50,000 vertical feet of launching over the 7 day course period
A log book, study manual and a syllabus
Seminars on all aspects of glider handling
Probable solo during the course – this does depend on the weather and your aptitude and progress
GNZ “A”Badge certificate on completion of 3 solo flights
Several soaring flights into the mountains and instruction on how to soar
Great briefing facilities
A TYPICAL DAY
Morning weather briefing at 10:00am where you and your instructor plan the day, based on the weather.
Briefings, seminars and flying to suit the day. You can expect to fly anywhere from 1 to 5 hours per day. Some days flying may continue until 7pm or 8pm.
Evening debriefings over refreshments.
Runs most weeks from Sunday through Saturday from early September to late April.
Arrival day is normally the Saturday prior and departure the following Sunday for a total of eight nights.
No learn to fly courses are run during racing weeks. This season they are:
10 – 17 November, 2018 (South Island Regional Championships)
2 to 12 January, 2019 (NZ Nationals)
Two people sharing a glider and instructor
NZ $4,650 each
One person with one glider and private instructor
Extras & refunds
Glider flying hours refunded at $95 per hour if less than 8 hours flying achieved.
Extra aero tows at normal rates less 10%
Accommodation is not included, for accommodation options click here.
No previous flying experience is required.
You will need a Gliding New Zealand Medical Certificate or equivalent to before you fly solo on this course.