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Intensive 5 Day Training Course




5 Days

About the Course

These courses are tailored to individual students and will begin with a review of the stage you are at within the NZ Pilot Training program. A plan will then be made for the weeks flying and theory classes.


Training through each stage of the Soaring Journey is available:

  • To Solo Pilot,

  • To Soaring Pilot

  • To Cross Country Pilot


Course Format


5 Days, 2 Instructors, 4 Students


Up to 30 winch launches or 15 Aerotow launches 

A typical day will look like:

09:00 – Prepare gliders

10:00 – Airfield Briefing & formulate days plan 

11:00 – 13:00 Flying and/ or classes

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break (Lunch provided)

14:00 – 18:00 Flying and or Classes

18:00 – Social gathering to discuss the day


Flight Time

This will depend on the weather, but we would expect each student to be in the air for about 8 - 10 hrs over the week.

Progress towards your NZ Cross Country Pilot Qualification (XCP)

Your Chief Flight Instructor

Gavin Wrigley

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