I spotted their sign on the side of the road as I was making my way to Queenstown. I thought, "What is this?" I stopped in and ask some questions. Everyone was very kind and friendly to me. I told them I had to be in Queenstown by a certain time. I ask if they had any availability right now. They said yes. SO...I went for it! Phil was my pilot. I spent 30 fantastic minutes in the air feeling like a bird. He let me control the glider as well, which was at times terrifying. I had some moments of "getting the hang of it" and man...was it awesome. The BEST part was when we did huge dive and loop in the air 3 TIMES!! That was the best part and I even got it on video. I came off that plane with a huge grin on my face. They gave me a certificate as well. I would recommend this place to anyone who is wanting another perspective on this beautiful country. The customer service was excellent and the memories will last a lifetime.
You say you came away from our glider flight feeling as if you had been flying like a bird. That's great! If we still had eagles in New Zealand (The huge Haast eagle died out with the decline of the Moa ground hugging birds more than 200 years ago.), then we could say that we at Glide Omarama soar like eagles through the mountains. This is something we love to do and best of all is to share this feeling with visitors to our beautiful country.
Thank you Gabriel.