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SoaringNV

1138 Airport Road, Minden, NV 89410
7757829595
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Minden
Type: Tours
Owner description: SoaringNV provides • Glider rides • Glider pilot instruction • Aero-tow • Aero-retrieves • Oxygen • Flight currency reviews • Weather briefings ...and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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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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Las Vegas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

Minden, Nevada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My wife celebrated her Birthday earlier this year with a soaring trip along the Eastside of the Sierras and over Lake Tahoe. She stated that it was one of the best things she has ever done. Her pilot was excellent and made sure that she got to see the entire Carson Valley, what a thrill! She would recommend this for... More

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GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

We are happy that your Birthday Girl had a memorable experience seeing Lake Tahoe from the vantage point of a bird. In this material world, the gift of a memory is priceless. Thanks for taking your time to write about your experience. Come see us again..... More

South Lake Tahoe, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This was the most incredible experience - imagine "Flying like an eagle" over the most beautiful lake in the world--You have to try this!!! Soaring NV's people were sooo friendly, and accommodating, made me feel very comfortable - This will be on my "to do list" again---

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GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

Thank you for your words of praise for the staff of SoaringNV. We really like everyone to feel like they have had the experience they came for--be it getting in a glider, or watching the action from the back deck. Maybe next time you will want to try some loops? Inverted flight?......Come see us again. More

Gardnerville, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I would defiantly recommend anyone visiting the Lake Tahoe or Reno area to book a glider ride at Soaring NV. The pilots and staff are highly experienced and accommodating for all levels of thrill seekers from those looking for a gentle scenic ride to the airline junkies seeking aerobatics or both! A forewarning for those with a tendency of getting... More

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GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

Marie, We often tell people that we can accommodate all thrill levels, but when a customer with firsthand knowledge explains it in her own words, it is much more credible. Thanks for doing such a great job of describing the wonders of motor-less flight. I'm glad you enjoyed your flight with us. We are here all year-round, so come see... More

Lakeland, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I was in Nevada this Thanksgiving weekend on a quick impromptu trip. I needed something to do on Saturday AM and was intrigued by the ad in the hotel magazine for a glider lesson / trip. I decided that was a perfect reason to drive in the direction of Carson City and do something new - especially when it's aviation... More

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GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

Joe, Thanks for the great review. We hear over and over again that glider flying is an unexpected pleasure. Viewing the beauty of the Carson Valley and the Tahoe Basin from a floating glider is an experience that will dominate your vacation memories. Laurie a.k.a. Glider girl More

Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We called on their day off and my call was returned that day. We scheduled a time at our convenience. The next day we showed up and we were given some directions on gliding. Next thing you know we were at 10,000' and could only here the air. Brad, our pilot, gave us any information we wanted on flying and... More

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GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

Dear Polks, Brad does know his way around the sky. He is our most requested ride pilot. Thanks for the great review. We can hardly wait to get you back for that aerobatic ride. Who knows, next time you may be wanting to get your glider pilots license! See you next time. Laurie a.k.a. Glider Girl. More

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I'm from Nashville and have been to Tahoe 6 times but it wasn't until my latest trip that I heard about soaring NV. My mother and I decided to go check it out and it was amazing. Our pilot Brad was wonderful, as was the rest of the staff. It is by far the best way to see beautiful lake... More

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GliderGirl, Manager at SoaringNV, responded to this review

SoaringNV is really for everyone. Glider flying is safe, silent and spectacular. Thanks for taking the time to write a great review. We will see you next time! Laurie a.k.a. Glider Girl. More

Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

One of the greatest days ever! We called in the morning and Laurie (owner) quickly lined up a pilot to taken us up (even though it was their day off!). After a few papers to sign we were quickly brought out to the tarmac and given a quick briefing. Then it was time to SOAR! Fabulous in every aspect! Thank... More

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GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

Dear CanadaCathy, Have you re-lived your flight by watching the video? It was great to have you fly with us, even on our day off. The whole staff here loves to fly and we use any excuse we can to get in the sky. Even if it means coming in on our day off. Please some see us again sometime.... More

Minden, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

My wife Suzi and I went to Soaring Nevada to fill in a rest day from skiing in South Lake Tahoe. What a great choice this was to go soaring. Brad was very accommodating and knowledgeable. The whole crew was great to work with. I, being a chicken, chose to just glide so we went to 8000 ft and had... More

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