Come Soaring With Us!
We are the only scenic glider ride company in the San Francisco Bay,
Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay areas.
We are located at the Hollister Municipal Airport in Hollister California, just south of the San Francisco Bay Area.
(About a 45 minute drive south of San Jose.)
Looking for Glider Rides in another area?
For a directory of all the glider ride operations in the United States please visit glidersailplanerides.com. This directory also shows which glider operators in the country honor “national flight certificates”. Currently in the state of California there is just one company that honors “national flight certificates” and they are in the Los Angeles area.
Looking for a Gliding Lessons and Clubs in the Bay Area?
Hollister Soaring Center LLC, with whom we share our office, is a commercial operation that provides glider flight training out of the Hollister Airport. Bay Area Soaring Associates is a private club (for licensed glider pilots only) that is also located on the Hollister Airport. Another private club is the Northern California Soaring Association and they are located on the Byron Airport.
Why are scenic glider rides considered one of the safest ways to fly?
Scenic glider rides are considered one of the safest ways to fly because we only fly in good weather conditions, we do not have complex control systems, we always fly with in a safe gliding distance to the airport, the gliders are flown by FAA certified commercial pilots who must maintain strict FAA flight currency requirements, the gliders are all FAA certified for commercial glider ride use and the gliders are maintained by FAA certified aircraft mechanics to strict FAA maintenance inspection requirements. Be careful on your drive to the Hollister Airport; this is statistically the riskier part of your adventure.
All of our intro lessons are given
by Hollister Soaring Center LLC
For continued flight training information
please visit their web site:
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