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Address: Airfield Road | Omarama Airfield, Omarama 9448, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-438 9555
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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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You really, really need to go & fly with Glideomarama.

If you're a glider pilot, you'll know this already, and the only issue is 'when ' (..or 'how soon can I get back?') If you're a kiwi, you may have heard that pilots from all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Shimoda63
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Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

If you're a glider pilot, you'll know this already, and the only issue is 'when ' (..or 'how soon can I get back?') If you're a kiwi, you may have heard that pilots from all over the world flock here to fly. You may even know that Richie McCaw flies here. Flying with Gavin & his team is the gliding... More 

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Thank Shimoda63
Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I didn't plan on doing this but i m so glad i did. Got the 30 min trial flight on a deal for 165$ which was money well spent. The staff was friendly and my co-pilot also did a great job of explaining most things along the way and making the 45 mins flight very enjoyable. I had the control... More 

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1 Thank Sunny S
Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

One of my top 10 experiences of all time the views are amazing climbing to 7000 ft then the finishing rolls and stalls Gavin Wills pulled off were exhilarating not for everyone but if you have the stomach for it incredible AAA+++. An amazing afternoon had by all. Added to with the easy going nature of the staff

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Thank Smith G
Akaroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We had the most amazing day gliding the weather was lovely and sunny, so we all a group of seven adults decided to go and have a glide. It was the most amazing afternoon we all had a great time. The pilots were great they explained everything they were going to do,so at no time was I nervous. The scenery... More 

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Thank laurice b
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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1 Thank Sue H
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 via mobile

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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1 Thank SteveJ3305
Bowen, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 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 29, 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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