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Address: 32810 165th St. East, Llano, CA 93544
Phone Number: 661-944-1090
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Description: Southern California Soaring Academy is the premier provider of...
Southern California Soaring Academy is the premier provider of exhilarating glider rides in Los Angeles. We are surrounded by outstanding soaring conditions and stunning scenery. Visit us in scenic Antelope Valley, just over 1 hour driving time from downtown L.A., where nearly every day is flyable. Come for a ride and bring a friend. It’s an adventure of a lifetime, something you will be talking about for years to come. Open Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon, 9 AM to Sunset. Call or e-mail for reservations.
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Exciting Trip & Pleasant Staff

Great views from the glider, the staff were friendly, and the instructor was knowledgable and informative during the flight! They even let me steer the glider for a bit. Too bad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Claremont, California
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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great views from the glider, the staff were friendly, and the instructor was knowledgable and informative during the flight! They even let me steer the glider for a bit. Too bad the wind was a little rough that day; if you're at all prone to motion sickness, look for a calm day to glide. (If you get too nauseated, they'll... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. The staff was welcoming and the pilot explained every aspect of flying and did tricks with the plane. One of the best experiences of my life!

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Aventura, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I've been a glider pilot for more than 30 years, although not active in the last 5. Planning a business trip to California, I thought I could treat myself and go fly a glider. Although their schedule was booked solid, Julie went out of her way and made it happen! I've been to several gliding schools and clubs in the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Despite being a lifelong aviation enthusiast, I had never been in a small aircraft and never imagined it was possible to become a pilot. After being given a gift certificate for a introductory glider lesson, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream. My instructor, Dale Masters and company staff (Chris and Julie Bennet) were enthusiastic... More 

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Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I havent flown for 25 years and decided to take my son to start gliding lessons over the weekend. The instructors were so nice and well prepared that I decided to go myself for a ride in the local wave! With Dale's instructions I went easily to 11.000 ft and enjoyed every minute! My son did 10 flights in a... More 

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Long Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Ladies, if your significant other is the adventurous type then this is one of the most exciting flight experiences you can offer them. The staff at the Southern California Soaring Academy has been nothing short of amazing helping me include a flight lesson as part of my anniversary surprise for my boyfriend. They understood that it was a special occassion... More 

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San Gabriel, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Southern California Soaring Academy, Thanks again for the wonderful weekend you provided for the Boy Scouts. Troop 355 had a fabulous time going soaring and completing the Aviation Merit Badge! Thank you for the use of your campground and the clubhouse for teaching the class. Without those facilities we would not have been able to get the boys through the... More 

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Had a fantastic time but after being used to scratching around in the European Dutch coastal air, jumping off tow at 2k and taking a large single 10knt thermal to 14k was not what I am used to. I flew in from Camarillo by Cessna and there was no issue with using the strip. Sure, it's a commercial operation but... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The staff were all very nice and easy to deal with. It's a great place to learn how to soar, though I was only in the state for the summer, so I was there just twice. I do wish I had stuck with the same instructor both times, which I don't remember having the option. In my case it wasn't... More 

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Malibu, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If I could give this business a negative one, I would. I would go out there to go soaring and have a fun day, but no matter what I did, everything I did was wrong. The airport manager has a little man complex, and he would set things up with an instructor behind your back. I didn't keep track of... More 

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Julie B, Manager at Southern California Soaring Academy, responded to this review

To all future renters and readers, The Soaring Academy strives to maintain a high level of operational safety. We expect our rental pilots to follow the FAA Regulations and our Airfield Operating Procedures. When this does not occur, we first try to resolve safety issues by working with the pilot. When this effort is met with a combative attitude as... More 

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Address: Address: 32810 165th St. East, Llano, CA 93544
Phone Number: 661-944-1090
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Llano

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