Aerobatic Glider Ride

From: $210   Region: San Diego (View all 80 San Diego experiences)

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Warner Springs, CA


Year Round availability, 9:00am-4:00pm

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

More detailed description >

The 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.

18-25 minutes of flight time

Maximum Participants:
1 per glider

Allowed, you can 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 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'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 are designed to land slowly in unimproved fields.
  2. What is the minimum age to fly?
    He/she has to 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 11:00am-3:00pm are the smoothest.  During the heat of the day there is more unstable air which means it is probably better soaring, but bumpier!
  5. How far is Warner Springs from San Diego?
    From downtown San Diego plan on a nice hour and a half drive.
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Customer Reviews:

  • 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!"

  • Aerobatic Glider Ride

  • November 30, -1

  • 5

  • San Diego

"The Acrobatic experience was amazing! Between the loops, turns and hitting a couple G's there is nothing like it! Thank you Cloud 9!"