Christmas Trial Flight Vouchers

Available to post until lunchtime Friday 19th December. Order online here. Pickup available until the Tue 23rd in Hamilton, Alexandra St. Ph Tim 021 217 9049 to organise a pickup time. 

Raglan Camp

We'll be in Raglan from the Fri 2nd Jan to Sat 17th Jan. Try gliding for the first time at the beach with stunning views.

Try Gliding from $120

Fly with an experienced, qualified instructor. Suitable for young and old, 10 - 80!
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Give a Trial Flight Voucher to someone keen on learning to fly!
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Weather & Webcams

Click to view larger. Looking South towards Matamata.

Weather Links

RASP Forecast
Metservice Matamata Forecast
MetVUW Forecast Charts

Gliding Clubs

Auckland Aviation Sports Club, Whenuapai
Auckland Gliding Club, Drury
Tauranga Gliding Club
Taupo Gliding Club
Vintage Kiwi Glider Club

Other Links

Matamata Soaring Center
Airspace Usage Tracking System
Gliding New Zealand
Skydive Waikato (also at Matamata airfield)
WentFlying pilot logbook

Come Soaring With

    Piako Gliding Club

If you’ve ever dreamed of flying, gliding is for you! We fly all year around, and visitors are welcome any time.

Book a Flight

We fly most non-raining Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays. Trial flights & vouchers can be booked any day unless otherwise mentioned.

   Date Details Book
Fri 26th Dec 14 Flying from 11am
1 Booking
Sat 27th Dec 14 Flying from 11am
3 Bookings
Sun 28th Dec 14 Flying from 11am Book
Mon 29th Dec 14 Flying from 11am Book
Tue 30th Dec 14 Flying from 11am Book
Wed 31st Dec 14 Flying from 11am Book
Thu 1st Jan 15 Flying from 11am Book
Fri 2nd Jan 15 Start Raglan Camp Book
Sat 3rd Jan 15 Raglan Book
Sun 4th Jan 15 Flying from 11am Book
Mon 5th Jan 15 Raglan Book
Tue 6th Jan 15 Raglan Book
Wed 7th Jan 15 Raglan Book
Thu 8th Jan 15 Raglan Book

Find the full roster here

Where to find us

Matamata Aerodrome, 9km north of Matamata town, Waikato, New Zealand. About 40 minutes drive from Hamilton View map...