Aerobatic Glider Ride

From: $210   


Warner Springs, CA


Daily - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
*Pending instructor availability

Rolls, loops and dives. Come experience first hand the purest form of flying, with a bit of added excitement.
  • Experience provider is one of the largest soaring centers in the U.S. and has been in business since 1959
  • FAA Certified, experienced aerobatic pilot
  • Incredible views of Lake Henshaw, Hot Springs Peak, Palomar Mountains and more
  • Loops, rolls, dips, inverted flight and more!

More detailed description >


This super spectacular aerobatic ride is not for the timid!

Climb into the cockpit alongside an experienced aerobatic pilot and take a look at the world from a whole new perspective, up-side down!

On this 25 minute acrobatic ride, you will experience loops, rolls, inverted flight and other air show-like maneuvers. It is an incredible adventure.

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Participants must not exceed 240 pounds
  • Participants must be at least 14 years old 

18-25 minutes of flight time

Maximum Participants:
1 participant per glider

Spectators are welcome to watch the glider take-off and land.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. It is approximately 10 degrees cooler in the air during flight.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 14 days prior to your experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

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View FAQ's >

  1. Is it safe?
    Yes! All the flights are flown by FAA Certified Commercial Pilots. It is also extremely safe because the sailplane carries no fuel or a heavy engine, and is designed to land slowly in unimproved fields.
  2. What is the minimum age to fly?
    Participants must be at least 14 years old to fly solo.
  3. How far away is Warner Springs from Los Angeles?
    Plan on about 2 hours.
  4. What is the best time to fly?
    Earliest flights between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM are the smoothest.During the heat of the day there is more unstable air which means it is probably better soaring, but bumpier!

Customer Reviews:

  • Aerobatic Glider Ride

  • July 17, 2015

  • 4-half

  • San Diego

"I had a fantastic time, my pilot was the best and very knowledgeable. The weather was good and the flight was awesome, I even got to take the control and do some turns. I would have liked if we could have done a few more aerobatics but the thermals were not cooperating. Overall, it was fantastic though, and it was certainly the best present my wife has ever gotten me."

  • Aerobatic Glider Ride

  • June 22, 2015

  • 5

  • San Diego

"This is my third experience with Cloud 9 Living, and I could not be happier with them. This was all I expected and then some. The pilot was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun."

  • Aerobatic Glider Ride

  • January 27, 2014

  • 5

  • San Diego

"I had a GREAT time. The only downside is that I wish it lasted longer. Though, I understand that the flight was a little shorter because we were doing a lot of tricks that caused our altitude to drop more quickly. Perhaps starting at a slightly higher altitude would help. Other than that, I had an amazing experience. My pilot was able to perform a number of great maneuvers of up to 4 G's and we were even able to chase a red tailed hawk! I would definitely want to do this again!"