Trial Flights & Vouchers

Christmas Vouchers

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

Learn to Fly with Piako Gliding Club!

Trial Flights are a first time flight in a two-seat glider with an instructor. They are designed to introduce you to the magic of soaring. Many people go on from their first Trial Flight to take up the sport of gliding...

We offer three versions of Trial Flight. In each one you will taken through the controls and instruments before taking off, and then the glider will be towed aloft behind the tow plane. During the entire flight you will be able to speak with your instructor.


We offer three Trial Flights based on the height at which you release from tow. Times given are approximate and are based on the weather conditions.

  • Note, max weight is 110Kg due to weight and balance limits of the gliders.
  • Pay for flights on the day of the flight (EFTPOS or cash), or order a gift voucher to be posted to you below.

Postage Details

  • The voucher will be posted to the address given, in an unmarked envelope.
  • Vouchers are normally posted once per week.
  • If you need the voucher urgently add a note to the order and we will reply to let you know when it will be on its way.
  • Pickup is also available in Hamilton (Matangi), ph Jill 027 2721190
Type of Trial Flight Approximate Duration Cost (incl-GST) Buy Voucher
Online by Credit Card
Basic 2000' tow 10-20 minutes $180
Gift Voucher
Extended 3000' tow 15-30 minutes $270
Gift Voucher
"Mile High" 5000' tow 30-45 minutes $450
Gift Voucher

Booking Your Trial Flight

First check the front page for upcoming flying days. Click "book" beside the day you want to book your flight. Alternatively Contact us to book your Trial Flight. 


We have very nice Trial Flight gift vouchers for that person interested in trialing a glider flight. Allow a few days for payment confirmation and delivery.

How to pay

Direct Deposit/Internet Banking (Preferred)

  • Direct Deposit 02 0360 0025367 000 
  • include your surname and the word "voucher" as details.
  • Email with your name & address.
  • We'll get the voucher in the post as soon as payment has been confirmed.

Online via Credit Card

Click the "Buy Now" buttons above to pay by credit card via PayPal.

Cash on pickup

We have club members with vouchers available to pick up in Hamilton and Morrinsville. Contact us for details.

Sorry we do not accept credit cards at this time.

You can call the Booking Desk if you have any questions, just want to let us know you are ordering a voucher, or to book a specific time in advance for the flight (most people just give the voucher as a present, and allow the recipient to call up and make a booking for their flight).

Click here for details on how to contact us

Once you have your voucher

Check our information page on how to book and what to bring.

Has your voucher expired?

No worries, we still honour expired vouchers, although if there has been a price increase you may need to pay the difference. Contact us to confirm.

Trial Flight Voucher Brochure

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