Aerobatic Glider Ride

Warner Springs, CA

Item #: AIR-SDI-0018
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Rolls, loops and dives. Come experience first hand the purest form of flying, with a bit of added excitement.
  • Experience provider is one of the largest soaring centers in the U.S. and has been in business since 1959
  • FAA Certified, experienced aerobatic pilot
  • Incredible views of Lake Henshaw, Hot Springs Peak, Palomar Mountains and more
  • Loops, rolls, dips, inverted flight and more!
Warner Springs, CA
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Daily - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
*Pending instructor availability
Essential Information
  • Participants must not exceed 240 pounds
  • Participants must be at least 14 years old 
Approximately 30 minutes of flight time.
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Maximum Participants
1 participant per glider
Spectators are welcome to 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 in the air during flight.
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 unimproved fields.
What is the minimum age to fly?
Participants must be at least 14 years old to fly solo.
What is the best time to fly?
Earliest flights between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM are the smoothest.During the heat of the day there is more unstable air which means it is probably better soaring, but bumpier!
How far away is Warner Springs from Los Angeles?
Plan on about 2 hours.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
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, 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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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 7 reviews.
It was an amazing experience. I like to try things that I have never done before and put me out of my comfort zone a bit. Once having completed the event, often times I have no desire to repeat the activity. This I would do again.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi there Rod!  Hip-hip-hooray!! We are overjoyed to hear that you stepped out of your comfort-zone and really enjoyed the thrilling flight! We hope you made some incredible memories. It sounds like it might be time we starting looking into scheduling another daring adventure, or perhaps flight number 2!  Best, Sophia 
I had a fantastic time, my pilot was the best and very knowledgeable. The weather was good and the flight was awesome, I even got to take the control and do some turns. I would have liked if we could have done a few more aerobatics but the thermals were not cooperating. Overall, it was fantastic though, and it was certainly the best present my wife has ever gotten me.
This is my third experience with Cloud 9 Living, and I could not be happier with them. This was all I expected and then some. The pilot was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun.
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!
The Acrobatic experience was amazing! Between the loops, turns and hitting a couple G's there is nothing like it! Thank you Cloud 9!
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