Board a high-performance glider and soak up incredible views of the Colorado foothills during this scenic glider flight!
Discover new heights and explore Colorado in a whole new way with this 15-Minute Scenic Boulder Glider Ride!
Your amazing day will kick off when you meet up with your FAA certified pilot. After a short safety briefing, you’ll climb into the front seat of a fully inspected Schweizer 2-32 glider. Your pilot will take the seat behind you and make sure that the glider’s plexiglass canopy is fully secured.
Then, it’s time to take to the skies! A small tow plane will take you down the runway and before you know it, you’ll be in the air. You won’t believe the views around you as the tow plane takes you higher and higher above the city. Finally, once you’ve reached a cruising altitude of 8,000 feet, the tow plane will release you.
Enjoy a smooth and quiet ride as you gently glide over the City of Boulder. Looking west, you’ll get an unparalleled view of the striking and slanted Colorado Flatirons. Your pilot will point out classic Boulder landmarks including the University of Colorado. After about 15 minutes of gliding, you’ll safely touch back down onto solid ground.
Make your day unforgettable with this scenic glider ride!
Daily - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
All of the pilots are FAA Certified Commercial Pilots and have thousands of hours of flight time. All rides are given in high performance sailplanes, which are as large as airplanes and not to be confused with small, lightweight hang gliders.
It's a couple degrees colder in the glider then on the ground. Wear what you would be wearing if you were outside. Bring a baseball cap and sunglasses for the glare.
Yes, you can bring your camera, cell phone, or GoPro!
This experience provider strives to accommodate anyone who wants to join in for a glider ride. The team is willing and able to assist the rider in and out of the glider. You are also welcome to bring your own support. They do not have any specialized mechanical equipment to lower someone in or out of the glider.
Yes! There is a large parking area near the runway.
No, but if you have any concerns and health issues, please advise with your doctor.
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM is typically the smoothest time to fly. As the day heats up, there is better lift and can get a little bumpier.
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