Visiting Glider Pilots
It is said that Omarama offers the best mountain flying in the world. It’s certainly a spectacular environment and to fly here is on nearly every glider pilot’s bucket list. For more than 20 years Glide Omarama has helped visiting glider pilots to enjoy the spectacle and learn about the challenges of flying in the mountains of Omarama.
Planning Your Visit
Plan your visit around how long you can stay at Omarama. It could from a day to several weeks. It’s a good place to bring wives, partners and family. The Omarama Airfield itself is in a beautiful rural environment and although the town of Omarama is small it is conveniently situated in the middle of the scenic South Island.
For shorter stays the best option is Adventure Soaring in a Duo Discus with an instructor. For longer visits we suggest a 5 day Mountain Soaring Course then rent a single seat glider or continue with two seat flying with your instructor.
Our professional crew are proud to offer a wide range of services to visiting pilots. These include:
- Mountain Soaring instruction
- Two seat Adventure Soaring with an instructor
- All levels of pilot training
- Club membership and Gliding NZ approvals for foreign pilots to fly here solo.
- Two day Area Familiarisation Course
- Glider hire
- Aero towing and aero tow retreives.
- Ground Crew assistance
- Aviation oxygen supplies
Other services including: daily weather briefing, flight following, retrieves, strip checks, a pilots shop, accommodation and local Wi-Fi.