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Glide Omarama

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Address: Airfield Road | Omarama Airfield, Omarama 9448, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-438 9555
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Description: Glide Omarama is an international Gliding School that teaches pilots from...
Glide Omarama is an international Gliding School that teaches pilots from all over the world the art of Mountain Soaring in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Learn-to-Fly courses Trial Flights - 30 minutes, 1 hour or 2 hours long.
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excellent combination of experience, knowledge and talent in your glider pilots ... and the area itself is most beautiful, breathtaking in fact ... you won't be disappointed

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Omarama, New Zealand
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Omarama, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

excellent combination of experience, knowledge and talent in your glider pilots ... and the area itself is most beautiful, breathtaking in fact ... you won't be disappointed

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Howey in the Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I am a glider pilot from the flat lands of the eastern North America. I am fascinated by the very different skillset of mountain flying, and have travelled to France to soar in the French Alps on two previous occasions, but this, - this small island with its complex topography and the weather that produces, - coupled with excellent gliders... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Stunning views, lovely weather, perfect introduction to New Zealand's scenery. One can see Mt Cook, Twizel, rivers and lakes. Worth every second in the air

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Driving through the Omarama area I spotted many planes in the air. What turned out to be gliders soaring with nature I HAD to give it a go. What a spectacular experience!! Soaring a wingspan away from some of New Zealand's most remote and untouched scenery. This is exploring at natures finest. We soared at altitude up to the grand... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My friend and I booked in on our way travelling from Christchurch to Queenstown and were totally thrilled with the experience! Darren our instructor was great at reading how thrill-seeking and/or nervous we were and tailored our glides to suit us. Being in control of the glider is fun and a bit of a power trip too I think. I... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

i had my first flight in a glider with these guys. Jan, my pilot was nice enough to let my pilot for a little bit. He was full of know and I learnt a lot from him. We soared for a good hour, even though the conditions were not the best. Fully recommend this activity as long as you aren't... More 

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Burnham on Crouch, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This was awesome! Really liked the fact they let you have a go at flying it! This was a once in a lifetime experience for me and enjoyed every minute, at least until my stomach couldn't handle any more loop the loops! Luckily that was right at the end of the hour! Recommend this to anyone to give it a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

A must do on your bucket list, awesome experience, fully experienced staff, good value and the best views.

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Auckland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I went for over an hour. What a trip! From being towed to gliding. From excitement to absolutel tranquillity. Searching for thermals. My pilot Mike Till was terrific. He kept me informed as to what was happening. Like "We are just going over there by that cloud and see if we can get a thermal lift". We went up to... More 

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Sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Glide Omarama (aka Southern Soaring on tripadvisor) is a Mecca for glider pilots and a very professional operation for the rest of us wanting to experience a "Trial Instructional Flight" over some of the world's most spectacular scenery. Here's my holiday/vacation suggestion: Get a flight to Queenstown, hire a car, stop at the New World Supermarket across the road from... More 

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