Glider Ride and Flying Lesson
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Daily - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
*Pending weather and instructor availability
Combine the thrill and tranquility of a glider ride with a lesson on how to pilot these incredible machines.Full Description>
- One of the largest soaring centers in the U.S. and has been in business since 1959
- FAA Certified Pilots
- Views of Lake Henshaw, Hot Springs Peak, Palomar mountains and more
- After your ground training instruction, you will get to fly the plane yourself, no experience necessary!
After a short ground instruction prior to the flight, you will take to the air over beautiful Southern California.
After climbing to nearly 1 mile above sea level you hear the click of the tow rope being released from your glider.
The tow plane disappears out of sight and you are left with only the sound of the wind as you experience flying in its purest form.
Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Henshaw, the beautiful San Jose Valley and surrounding mountains, including Hot Springs Peak and the Palomar mountains.
During the flight you will get to fly the sailplane as much or as little as you want. At the end of you flight you will receive a complementary logbook to record your journey.
- Participants must not exceed 240 pounds
- Participants must be at least 14 years old
- No experience is necessary
Duration40 minutes of flight time
Maximum Participants1 participant per glider
SpectatorsSpectators are welcome to watch the glider take-off and land.
Weather DependentThis experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To WearWear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. It is approximately 10 degrees cooler in the air during flight..
Booking InformationFor this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.
Cancellation PolicyPrior 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.
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 a unimproved field.
What is the minimum age to fly?
Participants must be at least 14 years old.
What is the best time to fly?
Earliest flights between 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM are the smoothest. During the heat of the day there are more unstable winds which means it is probably better soaring, but bumpier!
Is the experience weather dependent?
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
- Is it safe?