Glider Rides

Experience the Thrill and Beauty of Glider Flight!

Whether checking off a must do on your bucket list or just seeking a thrill, an FAA certified commercial pilot will take you in a comfortable two seat glider and you’ll soar above the beautiful Hampshire countryside.

Glider rides may be purchased at the field.

We offer two different types of glider rides.


1.) Scenic Glider Ride;
The cost of a scenic glider ride is $130.00.  Scenic glider rides last about 25 minutes. Our Cessna 182 towplane will aero-tow you up to 3000 feet above ground where you will release from the towplane and soar back to Sky Soaring airport.  You may purchase an additional scenic ride for the same person for $45.00.

2.) Winch Launch Glider Ride;
The cost of a winch launch glider ride is $50.00.  Take an exhilarating* winch launch and soar back to Sky Soaring.  Our 400hp winch will launch you to 1000 feet above ground in 25 seconds.  When released from the winch you will spend the next 3 – 4 minutes gliding back to the runway.  You may purchase an additional winch launch for the same person for $25.00.

* A winch launch is a very aggressive and fast takeoff accelerating to 60mph in 3 seconds. People with heart conditions or other ailments should not attempt winch launching.

Glider rides are provided on any day we have operations, generally weekends and some weekdays and a commercial pilot is available, between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  Rides available from mid April through October, weather permitting.

We do not book reservations.  First Come First Serve.

We have a picnic area where you can sit and watch our operations.

See Passenger Restrictions below.

Please call the field office before leaving home to verify we’re flying. (847) 683-7627


Give that once in a lifetime adventure ride with a Gift Certificate.

We offer Gift Certificates starting at $50.00 for a single ride. You may purchase an additional ride (same person) at the field.

PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS:
Weight Limit: 220 lbs.
Minimum Height Limit: 4 feet
Minors require parental presence.


Please call the field office before leaving home to verify we’re flying.  (847) 683-7627.
Don’t forget to bring your camera!