Darren Smith

Darren is an experienced gliding instructor who was, until recently, the Chief Instructor for the South Canterbury Gliding Club.

He is a highly experienced and multifaceted pilot and aircraft engineer.  He maintains the Glide Omarama glider fleet and has with over 2000 hours fixed-wing flying time and 1000+ hours in gliders.

During the northern summer Darren flies gliders and tow planes at Inveremere in the Candian Rockies. He also flies turbine powered jump planes for the sky diving operations in Wanaka and Queenstown.

1000 hrs Gliding
2000 hrs Power