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Glider Flight - Christchurch Mountains and Plains

Ever wanted to soar like a bird? Now is your chance and it’s available only 40 minutes from Christchurch International airport!

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“Fly with an instructor to try viewing the world from a gliding club perspective”.

Canterbury Gliding Club is based at the foothills of the Southern Alps in a perfect location for soaring. We are also close to the Inland Scenic Route Highway 72, if you are heading off down south afterwards. Refer to Map.

One of our experienced instructors will take you on a trial instructional flight, during which time you will be soaring above local mountains, rivers and lakes.

Your instructor will also encourage you to take control and have a go yourself.

You will receive a full briefing about the glider, its controls and basic instruments before climbing on board and aero towing to the local mountains.

You also get to sit in the front seat to get an uninterrupted view.

Your instructor will tell you how we glider pilots search for lift to stay air borne.

You will get fantastic views of the Southern Alps and Canterbury foothills.

There may be on opportunity to extend the flight, depending on conditions, just talk to your instructor. It will be a truly unforgettable experience and our aim is to spark your interest in this amazing sport.

We have a great club and some very experienced pilots, several of whom hold current world and New Zealand records.

You may have heard of Richie McCaw or seen the fabulous New Zealand movie Chasing Great with the stunning gliding clips and a bit of rugby in it also?

Well Richie is a member of our club. We can’t promise he will be out there when you are, but you never know!

Also watch the video above, it is Richie’s cousin Alex McCaw doing what he loves.

Per Person $395.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 hour 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.

Notes

  • Please Note: The maximum weight of passengers for Trial Flights cannot exceed 105kg.
  • No refunds are available for cancellations by the customer within 48hrs of the booked Trial Instructional Flight time.

Available Bookings from September 27 to October 03

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  • Per Person$295.00

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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Gary Monk from New Zealand wrote on 26 July 2020

Gliding with stupendous Canterbury views

A great time experiencing my first glider flight with Warwick the instructor making it a safe and enjoyable experience.

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From Glider Flight - Christchurch Mountains and Plains

Gary hi Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are very please you enjoyed the trial instructional flight with Warwick, Regards Neil Walker Canterbury Gliding Club

Walter from New Zealand wrote on 20 July 2020

The best birthday present ever!!!

The clouds opened up in time to give a glorious break for my trip up with the glider. John was a wonderful instructor and it was exhilarating and peaceful at the same time. The scenery was stunning, the gliding more than memorable and the cherry on top was the opportunity to try my hand at gliding under the watchful eyes of John McCaw. I highly recommend treating yourself to a gliding opportunity and if you're lucky you will get Jon as your instructor~! Jackie

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Walter hi Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are very please you enjoyed the trial instructional flight with John, Regards Neil Walker Canterbury Gliding Club

Carina Brand from Germany wrote on 01 October 2019

Awesome

With Edwin my glider flight was amazing! I booked it the previous day in the evening. I had a short introduction to the system at noon. The best thing was that he trusted me and I flew most of the time and of course the view. Thank you to Edwin. :)

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John from New Zealand wrote on 21 September 2020

Wonderful experience - well worth doing

This was an amazing experience. We booked this flight as birthday present for our mother, and it was fantastic. The facilities are great, the gliders are wonderful, and the people are really friendly. I'd give it six stars if I could.

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elisad3 from New Zealand wrote on 21 September 2020

Amazing views

What an amazing experience being able to fly close to the snow topped mountains and see for miles. I had a great flight in Glider PB with an amazing pilot who told me all about gliding and how to find the lift. Although I was a little nervous at the start, I was soon relaxed and enjoying the scenery. Am still buzzing 24 hours later. Highly recommend.

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