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Introduction to Soaring




2 Days

About the Course

These courses are intended for those people who would like to rekindle their sense of wonder by exploring the geography of our skies. They might well appeal to pilots from other disciplines within our aviation community.


Course Format

2 Days, 2 Instructors, 4 students, 2 Gliders


Up to 6 winch launches or 3 aerotow launches 

A typical day will look like:

09:00 – Prepare gliders

10:00 – Airfield Briefing & formulate days plan 

11:00 – 12:00 Classroom Work

Primary sources of lift - how to recognise, how to use, etc.

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break (lunch provided)

13:00  18:00 Flying

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 2-4 hrs each day


Course Fee (All Inclusive)


$1250.00   Adult

$ 950.00    Youth (up to age 25)


The Course Fee includes a Membership with the Omarama Gliding Club enabling participants to take up to 6 flights in total – including those taken during the course. Beyond 6 flights requires a Full Flying Membership with the Club and a Flying Membership with Gliding New Zealand.

This is a two-day introductory course designed for those who want to experience the exhilaration and joy of soaring a glider.

Your Chief Flight Instructor

Gavin Wrigley

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