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From $199 for an Introductory 3hr Gliding Experience or Full Day Gliding Course

Greytown Soaring Centre

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Introductory 3hr Gliding Experience

$199

Full Day All Inclusive Gliding Course

$330

About the Experience

Take to the skies in a new way this summer with Greytown Soaring Centre! Fly through the sky like never before with an unforgettable gliding experience. Opt for the 3hr package including 25-40mins of flying time, an airfield and instructional briefing and the opportunity to participate in all airfield and winching activities. Or get more involved with the full day course - great for those who have ever dreamed of being a pilot. During the course you'll experience a day in the life of a gliding club from preparing the gliders in the morning to sharing the experiences of the day in the evening. The one day course provides students with a two seat training glider and an instructor for the day. The day consists of briefings, primary gliding exercises, ground operations, airfield safety and ample opportunities to ask as many questions as you like from both your instructor and other club members. It'll be both fun and rewarding. With both packages you'll be launched into the Papawai skies on the Greytown Soaring Centre's state of the art Skylaunch winch, where you'll reach an altitude of 2000ft in about 1 minute! While soaring over the countryside, you will have the opportunity to take the controls and experience the true adventure of flight. Why fly when you can soar!? Snap up a voucher today!

What's Included

  • Introductory 3hr gliding experience
  • Or a full day all inclusive gliding course
  • Valid for one person

More Information:

  • Introductory 3hr Gliding Experience Includes:
  • 25 - 40 minutes Approx flight time
  • 1 - 2 launches
  • 3 hrs Approx Time on Airfield
  • Available: Mon-Fri, 10am or 3pm start
  • Full Day All Inclusive Gliding Course Includes:
  • 40 - 60 minutes Approx flight time
  • 2 - 3 launches
  • 9 hrs Approx Time on Airfield
  • Available: Mon-Fri, 9am - 6pm
  • Step 1
  • Please note the type of Experience for which your Voucher is valid
  • Step 2
  • Book within the Days and Times available on their website's booking page. Please send your request to their email address: wgcoperations@gmail.com or phone: 021 762 746. All bookings are taken on the understanding that if the weather is unsuitable on the day you will be contacted and given the chance to reschedule the flight. If you have not pre-booked you can contact the ground crew directly on the Club’s operations number (022 476 2746) to check availability.
  • Step 3
  • Time to pack your bag. Sunglasses, sunhat, camera, sunblock (especially in summer) and a warm jacket or jersey even in summer. It’s not usually cold in the glider, but open airfields can be breezy even on a fine day. Dresses are not a great idea – trousers are preferable.
  • Step 4
  • Once you've arrived, please read and carefully follow the instructions on all signs. If there is no one about at the airfield near the hangar, please give them on a call on their Operations phone 022 476 2746 and they’ll come to greet you.
  • Step 5
  • You will meet your instructor/groundcrew who will give you full briefings on the glider, the airfield, winch operations and safety. The instructor will handle the Take Off and Landing but in between, you will be encouraged to do as much of the flying as you are comfortable to do. Hopefully this will be the first flight of many and on landing you will receive a Certificate which may be redeemed within 3 months of your flight for a rebate against either their One Day Course or a PrePay to Solo package. Ask your instructor for further details.

Greytown Soaring Centre

Greytown Soaring Centre is the combined home of the Wellington Gliding Club and Gliding Wairarapa, established with the support of the nearby Papawai Marae and Greytown community to teach gliding to people of all ages, with a special focus on young people. You'll find them, their experienced instructors and state of the art equipment at their Papawai airfield.

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  • Greytown

    Address

    76 Tilsons Road, Papawai Greytown WLG Greytown

    Phone

    021 762 746

The Fine Print

Deal Valid Until

9 Mar 2020

Inclusions

Voucher valid for the gliding experience selected upon purchase.

Availability

Only closed on Christmas day. Evening bookings available by arrangement. 3hr Experience Available: Mon-Fri, 10am or 3pm start, Full Day Course Available: Mon-Fri, 9am - 6pm.

Conditions of the Deal

Multiple vouchers can be purchased (limit: 10 for you & 10 as gifts). To redeem your voucher, please call 021 762 746 or email wgcoperations@gmail.com and be sure to mention your voucher code. Then present your voucher upon arrival at the venue. Voucher valid for 1 person. All bookings are taken on the understanding that if the weather is unsuitable on the day you will be contacted and given the chance to reschedule the flight. If you have not pre-booked you can take pot luck and just turn up in the hope that an aircraft will be available, or you can contact the ground crew directly on the Club’s operations number (022 476 2746) to check availability. Introductory Gliding Experience: 10am or 3pm start, available Monday to Friday. Allow 3 hours for full experience. Full Day Gliding Course: 9am - 6pm, available Monday - Friday. Safety: The airfield is a busy place with significant hazards for the unknowing. Please read and carefully follow the instructions on all signs. If there is no one about at the airfield near the hangar to give you instructions please give them on a call on their Operations phone 022 476 2746 and they’ll come to greet you. No pets please. Children are welcome but please pay extra attention. Limit 1 voucher per customer per visit. Must be used in 1 visit by 1 person. No exchanges. No refunds or cash back (except where required by law). Not for use with other offers.

How to Redeem

To redeem your voucher, please call 021 762 746 or email wgcoperations@gmail.com and be sure to mention your voucher code. Then present your voucher upon arrival at the venue.

Cancellations

24 hour cancellation policy applies or voucher is void.

Select a Deal

Introductory 3hr Gliding Experience

$199

Full Day All Inclusive Gliding Course

$330

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