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Address: 1138 Airport Road, Minden, NV 89410
Phone Number: 7757829595
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Description: SoaringNV provides • Glider rides • Glider pilot instruction • Aero-tow...
SoaringNV provides • Glider rides • Glider pilot instruction • Aero-tow • Aero-retrieves • Oxygen • Flight currency reviews • Weather briefings ...and more! Visit SoaringNV in the friendly atmosphere of our hangar at 1138 Airport Road on the Minden-Tahoe Airport. We now sell 100LL Self-serve fuel.
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Wave Camp redux

I had such a great time at Wave Camp last year that I went back! I wasn't the only repeater. This year's instructors presented their material in such a way that it all seemed new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Augusta, GA
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Augusta, GA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I had such a great time at Wave Camp last year that I went back! I wasn't the only repeater. This year's instructors presented their material in such a way that it all seemed new, valuable, and relevant. One of the things that really impressed me was the enthusiasm and motivation of the employees was such that you could barely... More 

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Dana Point, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

OK. Prior to coming to Minden, I landed there once after a long cross country flight in my gilder from Southern California. Then the reception from the staff at Soaring NV was most warm and friendly. This time, I went back after I found an ad in Soaring Magazine for Wave Camp. I immediately signed up! What did I get?... More 

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GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed Wave Camp 2015, Tom. And thank you for taking your time to post a description of your experience. Camp this year was among the best--we even had a little mountain wave show up for us to fly in. We often wish we could control the weather, but we can control the friendliness of our... More 

Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My husband did a 40 minute sight seeing trip and I decided last minute to do a 20 minute with some air tricks! The plane pilot had already put his plane away but got it out for me to do a flight and the glider pilot listened to my request of some G force air tricks and letting me try... More 

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GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

It was fun having you two here, and I speak for both dogs, too. I enjoyed chatting with you about the work you do in your professional life--it takes a special dedication to work with the neediest among us. Thank you for that. I hope your review will encourage other travelers to give unpowered flight a try--the 'green' way to... More 

Rainier, Oregon
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186 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My child bride, knowing that I had flow in almost everything EXCEPT a sailplane (Goodyear blimp and hot-air balloons to Concorde and A4 Skyhawk), arranged a sailplane lesson for me for my 75th birthday. It was superb. I can't say enough about how professional the crew was, and how smoothly eveything went (of course, the scenery was 'reasonably nice', as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I went to SoaringNV in 2013 to add a glider rating to my commercial pilot certificate. I had a limited amount of time that I could spend there but Russell, the chief pilot, went out of his way to get me to my goal. Both Russell and Stephan, who also spent time giving me instruction, are excellent pilots. All the... More 

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Chengdu, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I always thought gliding would be kinda boring, but I've always wanted to fly so my wife and I gave it a try. Completely not what I expected! Glider pilots have the ability to fly smooth and calm or downright dare-devilish! Two people are a bit cramped in the back, but we're of smaller stature so we fit fine. There... More 

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GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

So many of our customers tell us their glider experience was not what they expected. (You are the first to expect boredom.) Usually folks expect to feel scared, exposed and out-of-control. What they learn is that soaring is anything but. It is floaty, secure and remarkably controllable. And not boring. Thanks for sharing your experience with the users of TripAdvisor.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I JUST of to say that the Staff are highly experience and you could tell that they are injoying there job best experience ever i highly recommend it whenever you are in nevada and you want to do something fun look up soaringnv-minden-nevada.htm thanks from kevin.

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Augusta, GA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Soaring is a weather dependent sport. I attended SoaringNV's 2014 Wave Camp earlier this month. Daily thermal flying was available, but the weather required for wave soaring didn't materialize until late on the last day. This didn't deter the folks at SoaringNV; they demonstrated great flexibility and offered well-received alternative training each day. I had the chance to fly with... More 

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GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about SoaringNV Wave Camp. Planning educational events for groups of pilots is what we specialize in. Now if we could only control the weather! You were really fun to have around--and you are a great pilot. I appreciate you informing Trip Advisor readers about all the glider-related training we do, in addition to scenic... More 

Aguascalientes, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

It is a unique experience, totally recommendable, the staff is very friendly. this is something we will do again. to fill the best experience try the fly over Tahoe.

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GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

It was great to have you all here for rides. The view of Heavenly Valley Ski area and Lake Tahoe from a silent glider is the highpoint of many ski trips. I hope you will come back and see us again when you are on your next Carson Valley getaway. More 

Las Vegas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I was scared straight before getting in this glider. I contemplated not going. Never been in a plane without an engine. But, it turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life. Beware it's snug with two people sitting in back. Arm over your partner's shoulder makes it more comfortable. The views were unbelievable. The ride smooth.... More 

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GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

It IS cozy in the back of the glider that takes two passengers. But as you discovered, it is an unparalleled shared experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others who might be considering this amazing and safe thrill. Come back and see us again. More 

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