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Gliding Grand Prix Tickets Go on Sale

PRESS RELEASE – 10/11/05

Gliding Grand Prix Tickets Go on Sale

Tickets go on sale today (10 November) for one of the summer’s most exciting sporting events, the New Zealand Gliding Grand Prix in Omarama from 27-29 January.

Likened to Formula One in the sky, the Grand Prix will introduce the general public to the skill and daring of competitive gliding. Spectators will experience the thrill of the world’s fastest free-flying aircraft racing head-to-head at speeds of up to 300kph, at times just metres above the ground.

The top 10 gliding pilots from around the world are travelling to New Zealand to contest the title of Grand Prix champion and take on the challenge from current world champion, New Zealander John Coutts.

A giant outdoor screen, fed by the most advanced TV graphics and live helicopter filming ever seen, together with live commentary, will keep the crowds in the thick of the adrenalin-charged action.

In addition to the racing there’s a host of on-ground entertainment including wine and food stalls, classic cars, arts and crafts and children’s fairground rides as well as aerobatic entertainment and trial glider flights.

Tickets are available through the event’s official web site or through Ticketek outlets nationwide and Advance ticket prices are $30 for adults and $70 for families (two adults and up to three children). There are also a limited number of three-day Flight Arena passes for $350 that include behind the scenes access, gala dinner and pilots’ reception, daily light refreshments, separate seating area and dedicated viewing screen.


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