Canterbury Gliding Club

Flying from Springfield and Omarama

"Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned forever skyward, for there you have been, and there you long to return"

"Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned forever skyward, for there you have been, and there you long to return"

Leonardo Da Vinci

Learn to fly gliders

Nothing beats the feeling of flying a glider, especially in New Zealand with its breathtaking scenery. If you want to learn to fly gliders, start by booking a Trial Flight with us!

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Photos!

Have a look at the photos to get an idea of what gliding and the Canterbury Gliding Club are all about

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Become a member

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Youth Glide

Youth Glide

Youth Glide Canterbury (YGC) is incorporated within the Canterbury Gliding Club. We believe that an early access to flight training provides an exciting opportunity to youth and can open doors to challenging aviation careers not available to the same extend anywhere else and bring in new members to the sport of gliding.

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What People Say

  • Springfield traffic, JK, I have my camera with me, make a fly-by if you want a cool photo!

    John McCaw
  • Some of the best gliding in the world, right here in Canterbury!

    Edwin Oude Vrielink
  • Springfield is fantastic!

    Terry Delore
  • Springfield is a great place for a land out at Castle Hill!

    Karl Ridgen
  • This weekend the weather is going to be great. Thermals up to 21.000 ft and wave up to 35.000 ft, there will also be convergence and the ridges should be working too.

    Mike Oakley
  • Gliding is SO AWESOME!

    Abbey Delore
  • Springfield base, DK, ops normal, 8000ft, above Lake Pukeko.

    Derek Kraak
  • Gliding is almost as much fun as playing the clarinet. Or was it the other way around? Either way, it’s fantastic!

    John Goddard
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    Jimmy Taylor