Gliding at Kuranui College, Greytown, Wairarapa
Students in the senior college can opt to take a subject called “National Certificate in Aviation”. This is a nationally recognised NZQA course and is a spring board for students wanting to enter any aviation related field of study.
This Certificate has two parts:
These gliding standards include:
This training takes place, mainly on Saturdays, at the Gliding Wairarapa airfield at Papawai, Greytown.
The costs are as follows: Each winch launch is $25.00NZD, and the glider hire charge is 20 cents per minute when in training.
The instructors are GNZ certified instructors.
Each student is expected to help out with airfield operations – get the gliders out and cleaned; put the gear away at night.
Average costs per flight are about $50.00 NZD. It normally takes 30-40 flights before the student can go solo.
It is a small club, with a strong emphasis on training student pilots.
Student Jordan Mackie receiving instruction from the CFI. Jordan is now a commercial helicopter pilot.
East Street, GreytownPO Box 121, Greytown 5742
06 304 9116