Scenic Glider Ride

Warner Springs, CA

From: $360
Item #: AIR-LOS-0014
Soar through the skies of California on this peaceful, yet exhilarating Glider Ride for 2!
  • Operating since 1959 with Federal Aviation Administration pilots that feature their skills in the Miramar Air Show each year
  • The soaring center is home to 2 national champions
  • View the Palomar Observatory, Warner Springs Ranch, Lake Henshaw and the desert flowers from above!

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Soar through the skies of California on this peaceful, yet exhilarating Glider Ride for 2!
  • Operating since 1959 with Federal Aviation Administration pilots that feature their skills in the Miramar Air Show each year
  • The soaring center is home to 2 national champions
  • View the Palomar Observatory, Warner Springs Ranch, Lake Henshaw and the desert flowers from above!
Location
Warner Springs, CA
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Availability:
Year-Round:
Daily - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
*Pending instructor availability

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

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Climb to new heights and feel the freedom of gliding on this romantic Glider Ride for 2!

After climbing to nearly 1 mile above sea level, hear the click of the tow rope being released from your glider. The tow plane will disappear out of sight and leave you with only the sound of the wind as you experience the purest form of flying.

Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Henshaw, the beautiful San Jose Valley and surrounding mountains including Hot Springs Peak and the Palomar Mountains.

An incredible experience you will never forget!

Essential Information
  • Combined weight of passengers cannot exceed 360 pounds
  • Complimentary photos included
  • No minimum age required to fly
Duration
Approximately 35-40 minutes of flight time
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
2 per glider
Spectators
Friends and family are welcome to watch the glider take-off and land.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. In the event your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with the pilot. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for expected weather conditions. Please note, 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
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 cancelled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.
Is it safe?
Yes! All flights are flown by FAA Certified Commercial pilots. The sailplane does not carry fuel or a heavy engine and is designed to land in unimproved fields.
What are the ages to fly?
Although there are no age requirements, this flight is not recommended for children under the age of 5.
What is the best time to fly?
Flights between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM are often the smoothest. During the heat of the day there is more unstable air which means better soaring, but bumpier!
How far away is Warner Springs from Los Angeles?
Warner Springs is about 2 hours from Downtown Los Angeles, depending on traffic.
This experience has a customer rating of 4
based on 3 reviews.
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Because Warner Springs is so far away and traffic was horrible, we were about an hour late. I called a couple of times to let them know and they were really understanding about it. When we got there, we filled out paperwork and met our pilot. The glider was small (as expected), and for two people squished in the back, we fit pretty well. Our pilot warned us right then about motion sickness, which was really frustrating for me because I get that and wasn't prepared for that possibility on this ride - they send you a confirmation email and only say to wear comfortable clothes. We had just eaten and I didn't take Dramamine or anything, so the actual experience got nauseating quickly. I could handle about fifteen minutes and then had to ask the pilot to take us down... I'm not sure if I would do it again but it was an incredible experience being taken up by a crop-duster plane and then gliding around the area.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Ashlyn, we are so glad that you were able to at least get up in a glider plane and that the flight school was still able to accommodate you a little later than your reservation. I want to apologize that you were unable to complete your flight due to motion-sickness and I apologize you feel that you were not prepared enough for this experience. Unfortunately, with any flying experience, there will be the possibility of motion-sickness as your body is being taken up to altitudes that it is not used to, so when customers inquire about this we do recommend if they have a history of motion-sickness that they take any precautions they would take for any other motion involved experience that their body is not accustomed to. Here at Cloud 9 Living we strive to ensure that all of our customers have an enjoyable experience and we are disappointed that we were unable to provide this for you. Please know that your frustration is not taken lightly and we will speak to our Product Management team to incorporate a motion-sickness advisory for this experience. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and again we apologize for your frustration and disappointment. Regards, Cloud 9 Living Team
It was an amazing experience. Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend it. Although, if you can, I think it would be better to do two separate rides with two people rather then one ride for two. It is very tiny inside the glider, we were pretty squished and we are not very big people. Had to do a little bit of acrobatics to fit in. If I had to do it over again, I would have done two separate rides and given the experience a ten!
The glider ride was fantastic and our pilot talked to us about different options for the ride. We did a few tricks, we glided smoothly across the mountains, we soared...definitely a great recommendation.

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