Flying Experiences

Exclusive Scenic Glider Ride

Hollister, CA

From: $379.00 1 Options Available
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Location
Hollister, CA
SKU
AIR-MRY-0027
Overview

Experience one of the purest forms of flying on this 30-minute scenic glider ride as you soar with the birds in silent flight!

  • Take to the skies in an ASK-21 Sailplane with an FAA Certified Pilot
  • Get a real bird’s eye view when you reach heights of up to 4,000 feet in the air
  • Fly over the famous San Andreas Fault Line or the Diablo Mountain Range’s peaks
  • Glide effortlessly through the air while seeing the world from an entirely new perspective!
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

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

Essential Information
  • Maximum passenger weight cannot exceed 242lbs
  • Participants must be at least 12 years old
  • Participants must sign a waiver
  • Drinking water is provided at no charge
Duration
This experience lasts approximately 1 hour, with a flight time of around 30 minutes from start to finish.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
The experience is for 1 passenger only
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.
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).
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 an ASK-21 Sailplane

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 14 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. 

Location

Hollister, CA

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