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Address: Harris Hill, Elmira, NY
Phone Number: 607-734-0641
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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What a rush!

I had a fantastic glider ride as a birthday present! The crew on the ground were extremely welcoming and professional. Glider flight is so elegant, with the only sound being the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Elspeth O
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I had a fantastic glider ride as a birthday present! The crew on the ground were extremely welcoming and professional. Glider flight is so elegant, with the only sound being the rush of the wind around the plane. This made it really easy to communicate with my pilot, Rob, about what we were going to do. I learned a whole... More 

Thank Elspeth O
Brewerton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Had my first Glider Ride Saturday with Moe as my pilot. It was outstanding. Moe went out of his way to explain soaring, piloting the plane, and let me take a brief turn at flying the Glider. It was a fantastic experience. In the fall, the operation is run by volunteers on the weekend. Most of them are pilots and... More 

Thank David C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I purchased a gift certificate for a glider ride for my fiance for his birthday. We arrived and were told he would be going up in the glider in 20-30 min. We waited after 30 min passed we were told he's next and will be going up. Needless to say we ended up waiting well over a hr and a... More 

Thank Nicole G
Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We visited Harris Hill Amusement Park and stopped to see the gliders! It was AMAZING! All of us (adults and kids) loved every minute of it! So exciting for us as we never got to see something like this coming from the big city. The owners fiance came over to us and offer us to go up close to the... More 

Thank Lisa B
Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Arrived at about 10:30 and were the first to fly. No thermals and it amounts to a short ride around in a circle for 100.00. No lift early in the day. NEVER GO BEFORE NOON when the air currents (Thermals are active). I brought a neighbor on a motorcycle ride and a soaring adventure. I called to complain and they... More 

Thank Loutwo
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had the most wonderful experience soaring at Harris Hill Soaring Club, Elmira. Its a small club run by volunteers and they do passenger rides daily during the summers. The staff are very friendly and spent a lot of time chatting with the staff about soaring and watching the beautiful sight of gliders soaring in the quaint Elmira countryside. They were... More 

Thank Prashanth R
Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Traveling through the mountains of New York. What an amazing view can be had from this location. benches to relax on. very peaceful to watch the river flow in the valley, the hang gliders and glide planes floating overhead. Pretty Neat.

Thank gofishdan
Corning, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A nice facility with a combination of opportunities for soaring rides and an interesting museum dedicated to this sport. A very nice part of the community. The location offers tremendous views of the local scenery, both from the ground and while in the air.

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New York State
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I took my grandson to watch the glider planes taking off and landing. It is exciting to watch these planes with no engines floating in te sky powered only by up drafts and air currents.

Thank trevtravel
Rochester, NY
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215 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

As a young boy my father took me along while he enjoyed his passion for flying. One of our trips was to Harris Hill Soaring Center and I remembered as a ten year boy the fascination I had watching sailplanes catapulted off the edge of the flying field. Now 60 years later, thanks to my son buying me a ride... More 

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