Useful Web Links


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Weather
Dr Jacks thermal predictions
All-Sky camera at NIWA LAuder 180 deg/360 deg sky view
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.
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
A good selection of webcams Use for Wanaka view
SPOT glider tracking Live satellite tracking of SPOT-equipped gliders...I know you're jealous!
Queenstown Airport Web cam Steer it yourself!
Skyline Webcam Good views if not in the clouds
Webcam at Whare Kea Our most western cam, Mt Aspiring etc
Webcams from Real Journeys
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 This shows the Jetstream over Oz + NZ
NOAA "READY" Enter your lat (-45) and long (170), get the modelled sounding
Alex webcam On the Alex clock on the hill
Alex weather station Thanks NIWA!
Mountain Radio Service Forecast Excellent detail

Gliding
Omarama Soaring Centre Campground at Omarama Airfield just for aviators!
GlideOmarama The commercial operator at Omarama. Briefings, tows, instruction etc
Omarama Gliding Club Gliding Club based in Omarama
Central Otago Flying Club Gliding every Sunday at Alexandra, 100km south of Omarama
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