Diablo Mountain Glider Ride

Hollister, CA

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Overview

Climb aboard a sleek sailplane and discover the Diablo Mountain Range from an entirely new perspective!

  • Experience an aerial scenic mountain tour in a Schweizer SGS 2-32 sailplane
  • Soar a mile high over the jagged rocks and breathtaking peaks of the Diablo Mountains  
  • Enjoy 40 minutes of uninterrupted views with your FAA Certified Pilot at the controls
  • Discover the ultimate freedom of the purest form of flight with this exciting Glider Ride!

Hollister, CA

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Year-Round:
Saturday through Sunday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Essential Information
  • Maximum combined passenger weight limit is 320 lbs 
  • Available for ages 12 and up
  • Participants must sign a waiver
  • Drinking water is provided at no charge
Duration
This experience lasts approximately 1-2 hours, with a flight time of around 40 minutes from start to finish.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
This experience is available for up to 2 participants per glider, so long as the combined weight of both participants is under 320 lbs total.
Spectators
Spectators can watch from the airport viewing area, where seating is available.
Weather Dependent
This experience is subject to weather. The glider can not fly if rain or fog is present. Please contact your tour provider with any questions about weather.
What To Wear
Wear clothing appropriate for being outdoors in the current weather. In summer it’s warm, and if you are comfortable with shorts on the ground, you will be comfortable with shorts in the glider. In winter it will be as cold in the glider as it is standing on the ground. Please bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen (if needed).
Are there age or weight restrictions?

The glider ride is available for ages 12 and up. The maximum combined passenger weight limit is 320 lbs.

What should I wear?

Wear clothing appropriate for being outdoors in the current weather. In summer it’s warm, and if you are comfortable with shorts on the ground, you will be comfortable with shorts in the glider. In winter it will be as cold in the glider as it is standing on the ground. Please bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen (if needed). 

Is the glider ride handicapped accessible?

Unfortunately, this experience is not handicapped accessible.

What kind of glider will we be riding in?

You will be riding in a Schweizer SGS 2-32.

Is the ride comfortable for 2 people?

For rides for 2 people, the seat is in the back, about 30” wide, and the combined weight limit is 320 pounds. If you go as a single, you can sit in the front for a better view.

When is the best time to fly?

The best time to fly is whenever you can get there! Flights before 1:00 pm are the smoothest. During the heat of the day there is more unstable air so it is better soaring, but bumpier. So, it is more your decision on the type of ride you want. 

Is it safe?

Yes, it is safe. Since gliders do not have an engine, there is less that can go wrong. The experience provider does hundreds of rides each year, and participants leave with a big smile on their face! 

Are we towed by an airplane the whole time?

No, you are towed to the altitude appropriate for your ride. Once there, your pilot will release the glider from the tow plane. Then, for the duration of your flight, you soar quietly through the air back to the airport.

Returns
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Exchanges
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event that the flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, you may reschedule directly with the experience provider. 

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