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Gliding Manawatu (also known as the Wanganui Manawatu Gliding Club) is affiliated to Gliding New Zealand and operates on weekends and most public holidays, weather permitting, from the Feilding Aerodrome. The club is run by volunteers, including gliding instructors, tow pilots, engineers and ground crew, all appropriately qualified in their respective roles.

For trial flights and training we operate a state-of-the-art Glaser-Dirks DG1000 and a trusty Grob G103 Twin Astir. Both gliders have full dual controls and the advanced technologies associated with modern gliders. They offer the ultimate in soaring on silent wings.

So come and join us to experience silent flight at Feilding Aerodrome!

Trial Flights

Another aviator is hooked by a spectacular trial flight experience! Photo by Murray Wilson, The Manawatu Standard. Published with permission.

Another aviator is hooked by a spectacular trial flight experience! Photo by Murray Wilson, The Manawatu Standard. Published with permission.


For an introduction to the sport of gliding, come and enjoy the thrill under the watchful eye of one of our qualified Glider Instructors at Taonui Airfield, Feilding, New Zealand.

Simply turn up any Saturday or Sunday and have one of our experienced Glider Instructors take you up for a trial flight in the beautiful Manawatu skies.

Try the experience, live the dream!