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Wellington Gliding Club
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9 Apr 2018
30 Jan 2017
“Trial flight in a glider”
Our small club offers a wide variety of gliding activities for people of all ages and experience. We offer trial flights and training for newcomers to the sport. You can also work towards becoming a Qualified Glider Pilot through our club.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Kapiti Road, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 21 762 746
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Since moving from Paraparaumu to Papawai in 2016 WGC is continuing to improve its facilities. Launching in strong NW wind is now much improved and the training centre build is underway.

Thank AndrewMcCrorie
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

A good place to start. This season has been affected by strong crosswinds but work is underway to get another runway operational that will solve this. once airborne you'll have great views across the Waiarapa to the Haurangis, Rimutakas, Tararuas and more

Thank AndrewMcCrorie
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The gliding club has closed operations at Paraparaumu and moved over the ranges to the Wairarapa Valley near Grey Town.

Thank RobbieD17
Reviewed 17 February 2016

On a recent trip around New Zealand, I was treated to a soaring lesson. It was amazing. The people who run the Wellington Gliding Club were very friendly, knowledgeable and answered any hesitation with understanding and facts. The building is a bit rundown but the...More

Thank tdk45
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Best place to fly on north island. Beautiful views of the Kapiti coast, the island, and the Tararuas. They have very modern two seater gliders and friendly instructors. In summer they operate 7 days a week and you can book your flight in advance. They...More

Thank laszlopaszternak
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Beautiful views of the coast, Kapiti Island and the mountains to the East. If you want to see the incredible views and learn to fly, gliding is a must! The instructors are knowledgeable and friendly and made me feel very welcome.

Thank Jake B
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