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Full Day Introduction to Gliding Programme - Learn To Fly A Plane!

Spend a day in the life of a glider pilot and practice flying a plane on our epic full-day instructional gliding programme!

Spend a day in the life of a glider pilot and practice flying a plane on our epic full-day instructional gliding programme!


  • In-depth coverage of everything involved in the daily routine of a glider pilot!
  • Epic flights, up to 1 hour!
  • Highly rewarding and informative - perfect for those wanting the full gliding experience!

Do you, or someone you know, have a love of flying? Want the ultimate gliding experience? Take things to the next level and experience a full day in the life of a pilot with our in-depth, instructional gliding programme!

Alongside the opportunity to fly a glider, the course covers everything you need to know about being a pilot; including briefings, primary gliding exercises, a visit to the winch, ground operations, and airfield safety!

Our groups consist of no more than 3 students per expert instructor, allowing for ample one-on-one attention and plenty of opportunity to ask the instructors and club members questions.

Put your newfound knowledge into practice as you take to the skies with your instructor, flying over the beautiful Wairarapa countryside, before taking over the controls and flying the glider plane yourself - you'll receive 1 hour in the air, or 3 winch launches, whichever comes first. After this, you'll be given a copy of our intensive training programme and a record of your flight details.

The entire experience is intensive, yet highly rewarding and exciting! At the end of the day, you'll receive a certificate (giving you ultimate bragging rights), and your passion for flying will surely be ignited!

Per Person $390.00

What's included

  • An hour's flight time, or 3 winch launches, whatever comes first.
  • An experienced pilot on-board.
  • Full instructional safety briefing.
  • An introduction to all aspects of airfield operations, from the launch point to a visit to the winch.
  • Certificate and record of your flights.


  • The duration of this experience is 1 days


Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.



    Location: Greytown Soaring Centre, 76 Tilsons Road, Papawai, Greytown.

  • 14 years and over. A weight limit minimum of 45kg and a maximum of 110 kg applies per person. Please note for safety reasons this is not suitable for those with Epilepsy.

Available Bookings from 20 Jul to 2 Aug 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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margiea1 from Australia wrote on 08 May 2019

We are still raving about our day in the sky

Best day out! Great experience, terrific people, top value for money.

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Ross Smith from New Zealand wrote on 04 January 2024

Sky high

Great day out. Learner a lot about flying. Even had a chance to take over the control's. A must do for your bucket list

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