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Glide Omarama

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Soar like an Eagle through the Mountains! Trial Flights are 30 minutes, 1 hour or 2 hours long. For the Ultimate Experience you can fly for a whole day! No previous experience is required. For nearly 30 years, as well as Trial Flights, we have...more
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Airfield Road | Omarama Airfield, Omarama 9448, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the 30 min trial flight. I had a great time with my pilot. Full of information and a fairly smooth ride. However I booked my flight through a third party website which got me a great deal on the price but with misleading information....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank briadvises
GavinWills, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Briadvises, Glad you enjoyed your flight! Unfortunately in a world of definitions and health and safety there are confusions. All gliders can do acrobatic maneuvers but some gliders are cleared for various and more advanced maneuvers and some are not. Few first time passengers...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We flew a 2.5 hour trip to 20,000’!!! It was incredible!!! My wife flew in one plane while I flew in another. Both planes flew together from Omarama to Mt. Cook and back. The views and experience were overwhelmingly wonderful. Many stellar pictures and great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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GavinWills, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi David, Because we can only take one passenger with one instructor in one high performance glider at a time this is a pretty exclusive kind of adventure. Not many visitors know about us, and yet because of the extraordinary nature of the conditions at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was given my flight as a 60th birthday present and it was an awesome experience of a lifetime. The weather was perfect and Phil the pilot was excellent I’m still buzzing 6 hours later. I’m keen to return in the winter to see the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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GavinWills, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Gliding from Omarama should be on everyone's bucket list. It's a spectacular birthday gift and as you say an "awesome experience". Looking forward to seeing you again in the winter when the local mountains are snow covered. Until then, thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a bucket-list experience for me. During our flight, we did not get high (2,900 ft.), but racing by the ridges and clawing for every foot was a thrill! There will be a next time - a sunny day, more height, some loops, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MarkM8537
GavinWills, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Mark. I agree with you every day Gliding is different in what one sees and does. That's why are in love with flying like eagles - challenges, fun and ever changing views. Next time with us fly to Mount Cook!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went there and had a wonderful time with the gliders, the only minor problem is that half of us got dizzy in the middle of the flight. All of us would do it again though and therefore this rating.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pzebadua
GavinWills, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So Happy you would all do it again. A few people do get a bit dizzy so we recommend travel sickness drugs to help combat this. Also we have just taken delivery of special glasses to help train your brain out of motion sickness Perhaps...More

Reviewed 16 December 2018

Something I always wanted to do and it took until my 70th birthday to give it a go but it was so worth the wait!! An absolutely wonderful hour soaring over the most amazing scenery. My pilot was informative and interesting and seemed to be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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GavinWills, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Each glider flight we make in our extraordinary environment is a different challenge so we do enjoy every flight. Thank you for letting us take you and I am happy your dream came true!

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Passing through, saw the sign, next day I was awestruck by the experience. Serene, exhilarating, beautiful and safe. The BEST half day I have spent on tour in the South Island. Thanks Team, see you next time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank H5315BAdavidf
GavinWills, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Very happy you had such an excellent day! Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

So cool. Something I have wanted to do for a long time so took the opportunity of being on the spot at the right time. What a sensation. Most amazing feeling gliding up there and the views are spectacular. Recommend it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gaylene B
GavinWills, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

So glad you enjoyed the experience I'll let Martin know. Thank you Gaynlene

Reviewed 5 November 2018

First time for me to do gliding, and it’s amazing. And also the staff ( Milan ) he was very helpful and give me a great flight. Everyone should try gliding :)

Date of experience: October 2018
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GavinWills, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Glad you enjoyed it so much! Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 20 October 2018

I recently took a flight with pilot Milan, and it was totally brilliant. A 30 minute flight turned into 45 and even though the weather wasn't perfect, I was treated to a view of the mountains and plains that I could never have experienced any...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heather R
GavinWills, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

We too think that soaring around the lakes and mountains of Omarama is an extraordinary experience and I am glad you thought so too!. I will let Milan know how much fun it was.Thanks for your review.

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Chris W
13 January 2017|
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Response from GavinWills | Property representative |
Hi Garth, We can lift your wife into the glider no problem and can arrange two gliders to fly at the same time. It a good idea to stay a couple of nights in Omarama to pick the best soaring conditions. To book please go... More
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happytraveller523
28 August 2016|
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Response from GavinWills | Property representative |
Yes it gets full in the summer as we only fly between 10 and 20 people each day. Book your flight in advance and then ring us a day or two ahead to check the weather. We do juggle bookings around the weather at the last... More
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P and E S
21 June 2016|
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Good Question. Flight times are approximately the time in the air which does include the towing time. A typical flight will have 3 to 6 minutes on tow and the total time maybe plus or minus 10% depending on the soaring... More
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