LEARN TO SOAR

Exhilarating, affordable and inclusive, soaring is enjoyed by people of all ages and physical abilities.

Book a trial lesson, sign up for one of our structured training courses or join us for traditional weekend gliding lessons. Visitors always welcome.

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JOIN US

Live the dream. Become a member of one of New Zealand’s fastest growing gliding clubs

We offer something for all pilots be they aspiring, full flying, visiting or non flying. Junior pilots 25 or under are eligible for special rates.

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FOR PILOTS

Training? Cross Country?  Badge Flights? Beyond?

Here you will find the information and documents you need to help plan your next soaring adventure be it the latest live weather update, a task declaration, a study manual or anything in between.

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UPDATES

FLIGHT TRAINING PROGRAM

Register and log in to access the WGC flight training program.

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GLIDING OPERATIONS (GOPS) 

Access the club’s operations system, view members, and your flight history.

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TASK PILOT 

Access a library of tasks which can be flown from Papawai. Find a task that suits and compete with others within the club.

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WGC TRAINING RESOURCES

Access tasks, turnpoints, aerodrome charts and much more.

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PAPAWAI AIRSTRIP SAFETY NOTICES

Safety is paramount at Papawai airstrip, review safety notices.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

View a list of current gliding scholarships available and apply online.

Scholarships

Sun 18 Nov Westerlies scattered cloud poss showers am clearing 11ish Expect wave Meet h/gar 1000 Cya here

Sat 17 Nov Mixed bag looking day Northwesterlies high cld may be some light wave Meet hangar 0930 Cya here 🙂

TODAYS FLIGHTS

SCHOLARSHIPS

Youths ‘Dream to Fly’ Scholarship 2018

  One of our “Senior” pilots, is delighted to be providing Gliding Scholarships for any youth who would like to learn to fly or progress....

Young Women’s Dream to Fly Scholarships 2018

  The Sysdoc Group, owned by ex-commercial pilot Katherine Corich, are delighted to be providing Gliding Scholarships for young women who would like to learn....