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Instructional Gliding Experience - Learn To Fly A Plane!


Take to the skies and experience the exhilaration of flying your own glider plan with an expert instructor on-board...


  • Jump in a glider plane with an expert personal instructor and take to the skies!
  • Our state of the art Skylaunch winch reaches 2000ft in about a minute
  • Get 25 - 40 minutes air time and 1 - 2 winch launches
  • Soar over beautiful countryside and experience flying yourself as you take over the controls
  • Get a full airfield and instructional briefing before take-off
  • Have the opportunity to participate in airfield and winching activities

Ever wanted to fly your own plane?? It's time to turn your dreams into a reality at Wellington Gliding Club!

No experience? No problem! Introduce yourself, your friends and family to the epic sport of gliding as you take to the skies in a state of the art winch with your own personal expert instructor.

Of course, we'll make sure you are fully prepared and briefed before even jumping into the plane. Our safety conscious team of experts will show you the airfield and give you the entire rundown - including a full instructional briefing about the glider, its controls and basic instruments - plus you'll have the opportunity to get involved in winching activities on the airfield.

Once you feel comfortable and prepared, you'll be launched into the sky with your instructor - reaching an amazing 2,000ft in only a minute or so! As your instructor soars the winch, you'll soak up unobstructed views of the beautiful countryside below from your front row seat. When you're ready, your instructor will let you take the controls and experience the thrill of flying the plane yourself!

To top it all off, once you land you'll receive a certificate recording of your flight giving you ultimate bragging rights - quite possibly the first of many to come!

Per Person $250.00

What's included

  • 25 to 40 minutes approx flight time
  • 1 – 2 winch launches
  • Expert pilot on-board
  • Full instructional safety briefing
  • Airfield & winching activities
  • Flight Certificate


  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience


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.



  • 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.

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

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duncanj from Australia wrote on 05 February 2020

An absolute thrill with an amazing team

I had a thoroughly enjoyable day at the Greytown Soaring Centre doing my instructional gliding experience and would strongly recommend this to anyone. It was simply fantastic. The team were amazing in every way and they all made it such a memorable experience. My instructor James was great and I will probably do it again sometime in the future. So much fun!!

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Charlene Elliott from New Zealand wrote on 11 April 2021

Amazing experience

An amazing bunch of people operating this. My father and 10 year old daughter gave it a go and loved it. Will definitely go back for another round.

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