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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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The really friendly staff at the gliding club made me feel really welcome. Having been up in a glider before I went for the 60 minute flight as I felt half an hour would go too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Bexhill, England, United Kingdom

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Bexhill, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The really friendly staff at the gliding club made me feel really welcome. Having been up in a glider before I went for the 60 minute flight as I felt half an hour would go too quickly. The warm air thermals weren't great so we struggled to get up to cloud level, however we had fantastic views of the surrounding... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had an hour for $450 and it was money well spent. We soared to 11,000 feet and saw the lakes, Mt Cook and the Alps, and far beyond. We did some aerobatics on the flight back to the airfield - looped the loop and some spins. That was a real buzz! Very professional company, and great pilots.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

One of the best things I have ever done Fantastic recommend it the pilot was the best a great experience.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you have never been on a glider flight this is the best place in the world do it. They claim this and I completely believe them. You can take a short flight of 30 minutes or much longer flights to see more places. I took a longer flight that lasted about two and half hours. We primarily flew over... More 

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Bowen, Australia
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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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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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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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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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Address: Airfield Road | Omarama Airfield, Omarama 9448, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-438 9555
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Omarama

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