Piako Gliding Club
Piako Gliding Club
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davidwN5447XS
Matamata, New Zealand10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
I was given the ride as a Birthday present, Wow!! Strapped in and up to 5000ft. The pilot was the best tour guide and flight instructor rolled into one. Showed me what we were flying over and showed me how to fly it! He did a couple of aerobatics because I was willing, what an experience. Absolutely do it again, absolutely want my license to fly myself!!
Written 23 May 2017
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karina f
Cambridge, New Zealand355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
Both my kids thoroughly enjoyed their experience gliding x 2 each glider lessons and 1 aviation plane lesson each during camp. Although one got a fright when winch broke.
Written 11 March 2016
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amandajoy2016
Sjovegan, Norway8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Family
This is by far the coolest thing I have ever done!!!! It is so quiet, peaceful, elegant and relaxing. Thank you for a great day
Written 29 February 2016
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Nick W
Sheffield, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
Rang on the offchance of getting a glider flight for my son & I after visiting the nearby Hobbiton movie set.
Glad we did as it was a fantastic experience soaring over the beautiful countryside. The people at the club were all really friendly & made us very welcome. Stayed aloft for almost an hour each riding the thermals & our pilot for the day Denis was a star, really informative & helpful.
Will certainly return when next over from UK.
Written 5 February 2016
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HONkiev
Odesa, Ukraine1,943 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
I've flown in big aircrafts, small aircrafts, helicopters etc. - but a 'Glider' was still missing in my to-do-list. So during our holiday in NZ I decided to do it, made a reservation through their website.

When we arrived at their 'office', which is a trainer on the airfield, we met this wonderful, down-to-earth people who are the members of the Club. They were so kind and friendly, gave so much information about gliding - I was just blown away already before the flight.

We went up to 3'000 feet and I got this unique impression of flying without engine, without noise. The view is stunning, no matter where you look. During the flight I had a very good talk with the pilot who even offered me to take control.

The flight wasn't 15 - 20 minutes as stated, it was a full hour! The take-off, the landing, perfect. At NZ$ 180 it was such a good value, just WOW!!!

This was one of the highlights of our trip.

Thanks a lot to the lovely people from the Club! You made my day!!!
Written 4 April 2015
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maddog2014
Waihi, New Zealand31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Solo
Took my wife for a surprise birthday treat to Piako Gliding Club, boy was she surprised when she just thought she was out for lunch.
Very easy to go on line and book with this crowd. Very friendly and informative when you get there. You can have the option to have a steer but in my wives flight she was happy just to take in the scenery. She was blown away. Thanks Bill
Written 6 January 2015
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