Soaring in Omarama: Exploring the World of Silent Flight

“We fly across time zones high above the earth in powerful jet planes that are simply the vehicles that transport us to our destination. We often find little in the flight that amazes us. Flying in a glider is an opportunity to experience pure flight. On a soaring holiday in New Zealand, you can soar above the snow-capped Alps with the world’s best mountain glider pilots. Silently, you will fly into a world of unimagined beauty.”

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Cheap Thrills

“A group of glider pilots relaxed on the deck of the clubhouse reliving the day’s flights. No one was thinking about the cost of the flight. No one needed to worry about it.”

Great Club Websites

“The front doors to our soaring clubs are our web sites.”

Soaring Magazine, October 2009

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From Tornado to Triumph

“In 2000 a tornado hit the Soaring Club of Houston.”

Soaring Magazine, September 2009

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Free Flight

“We see the power of the sky during thunder storms and tornadoes, yet we remain unaware of the powerful forces above us all the time. Once I became a glider pilot my way of looking at the sky changed. Flying elegant, long-winged gliders, I explore the forces of natural energy and the unimagined beauty in the sky.”

Drive Magazine, Summer 2009

Sirens in the Sky

“Some Flatland pilots feel an irresistible urge to soar above snow-capped mountains and rugged terrain.”

Soaring Magazine, July 2009

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Training for the moment when every second counts

AOPA ePilot, January 23, 2009

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Soaring into the Spotlight

“Airshows and special events.”

Soaring Magazine, September 2008

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Engine Failure- Not a Possibility

“Power pilots transitioning into gliders recognize the freedom gliders offer.  There is a freedom from worry about the engine or fuel consumption.”

Atlantic Flyer Magazine, 2008

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Beyond the Rating

Guidance for glider pilots who want to set new challenges and meet the technical requirements of advanced badges.

Soaring Magazine, March 2007

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