Looking southwards from high above Mt Cook

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If you know of any favourite aviation links then please email them to us. See the contact page.

Anywhere in NZ you can phone 0800GLIDING to contact your nearest gliding club

Useful web links


Weather forcasting
Dr Jacks thermal predictions
Airways Preflight planning weather etc
On-line weather stations and more See actual conditions
NZ Met Service
Brian's weather links
BOM Excellent interactive weather maps of Oz and Tasman but covers NZ too.
NZ hi res satellite via NIWA Daily around noon or late morning
Local Met expert David Crow's forecast Local forecast, updated about 11am
Victoria University One of the best for long-term look ahead
MetFlight The CAA's service for licenced pilots
WeatherZone in Oz Predictions of what's west and heading this way...
Perhaps a better NOAA Hi Res satellite Look out for wave clouds etc
Wunderground Weather Underground, lots of info here
NOAA "READY" Enter your lat (-45) and long (170), get the modelled sounding
Current Alexandra conditions Online weather station from NIWA
Mountain Radio Service Forecast Excellent detail

Webcams
Alexandra On the Alex clock on the hill
Wanaka
Queenstown From the Earnslaw Steamer! Thanks to Real Journeys
Milford From Real Journeys
Cardrona From the skifield
Queenstown Airport Web cams
Queenstown Skyline Webcam Good views if not in the clouds
Omarama A view from GlideOmarama building
Webcam at Whare Kea Our most western cam, Mt Aspiring etc
Webcams from Real Journeys
A good selection of webcams
All-Sky camera at NIWA Lauder 180 deg/360 deg sky view
Nelson Lakes A great place to fly...

Gliding
Omarama Soaring Centre Campground at Omarama Airfield just for aviators!
GlideOmarama The commercial operator at Omarama. Briefings, tows, instruction etc
Central Otago Flying Club Gliding every Sunday at Alexandra, 100km south of Omarama
SPOT glider tracking Live satellite tracking of SPOT-equipped gliders...I know you're jealous!
SoaringNZ Soaring NZ magazine
Wings + Wheels Gliders for sale in the USA
New Zealand Gliding Association
Wikipedia for gliders, detailed info on many popular types
More gliding stuff
A Sailplane Directory
Archive of Dick Johnson flight reports Very good facts on many common gliders
Nelson Gliding club

General Aviation
CAA
Pilot Rumours Network Discussion on airlines, accidents and aviation
Aircraft Wikipedia Heaps to lookup here
Landings ...heaps of info here!
How things fly ...lots of theory
RAANZ Microlight association
RNZAC NZ Aeroclubs

Local District
Harriers The local running/walking group
Otago Rail Trail website
DOC Department of Conservation

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