Useful Links

Links

Airspace  -  Where to go to log airspace reports

GNZ Airspace Log    

New Zealand Gliding Clubs and Organisations

Gliding New Zealand     Our national organisation.
Glide Omarama     Gavin Wills mountain soaring school.
Canterbury Gliding Club     Based out of Springfield and Omarama
Vintage Kiwi     The Vintage and Classic Glider Club of New Zealand
Glide Freedom     Gliding for the disabled.


Regional Clubs on the North Island

Aviation Sport Gliding     Based at Whenuapai AFB
Central Otago Gliding Club     Based at Alexandra in the deep south
Glide Wairarapa     The Jury Hill winching site
Gliding Wellington     Based at Papawai, Greytown
Piako Gliding Club     Explore the Kaimai Range for sheer thrills
Taupo Gliding Club     Based at Centennial Park, one of the most scenic gliding sites in the country.


Weather

MetService     Check up on your weather here
MetVuw    Victoria University of Wellington - excellent forecast  and satellite pictures
Weather Watch Philip Duncan's Weather Watch page for Auckland forecasts.
MetFlight    General Aviation weather briefing
RASP forecasts Go on, you know you want to bask in the information overload!
Brian's Weather Links     Comprehensive collection of NZ local weather sites 
NOAA soundings - Start here to download GFS model skew-T log-P plots for any location.
Real soundings Latest soundings and convection height predictor for specific locations in Oz and NZ (includes Whenuapai and Paraparaumu).

 

Overseas Gliding Organisations

British Gliding Association     Britains national soaring organisation
Soaring Society of America     Soar the United States, all information here
Gliding Federation of Australia     Find your favourite Oz site
Germany     The home of gliding.
Federation Aeronautique Internationale     Aerosports controlling body
Soaring Society of South Africa     Site of the recent World Championships
Soaring Association of Canada     There are some Puchatek photos at this site
Gliding & Motorgliding on-line Magazine     All you need to know
Sailplane Directory     Select your favourite sailplane and learn its data and specs


Other Organisations

Landings - Soaring Related Links     A site covering aviation in general with lots of information
Gliding and Motor Gliding International      An online gliding magazine

Wings Over NZ Forum     Forum for all flying disciplines.

Gliders, pictures & videos

Gliding Videos     A huge collection of downloadable spectacular gliding videos from all over the world