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Gllider Rides

Marfa Airport, Marfa, TX
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Ranked #10 of 12 Attractions in Marfa
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Austin, TX
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Wasn't expecting to do this on a recent trip, but on a lark decided to give it a try. Burt Compton is an accomplished glider pilot and instructor, so you're in good hands. And he's also a really nice guy, which added a lot to the experience. He's good about emailing and calling prior to the flight, and when you're... More

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San Francisco, California
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

I emailed and am still waiting for a call back. I thought it would be a cool thing to do while in Marfa. Oh well I can always go again since I am in west Texas.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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179 reviews 179 reviews
35 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I, my wife and 2 others of our group took glider rides with Master Flight Instructor Burt Compton at the Marfa airport. We had contacted Burt a few weeks before our trip at which time he sent an email detailing what to expect as well as what to bring. Burt's primary concern is safety and ensuring a pleasant experience for... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

called left a message no response left a few emails nothing back out of business ? do not waste your time

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Boston, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Hadn't really planned on gliding, but definitely a worthy vacation activity. Burt Compton, the glider pilot and man in charge, was fantastic. No need to fear, Burt has been doing gliding for 40 years. The experience was what it was all about. The views are fine, but it's the feeling and the glider weather conditions which make Marfa Gliding exciting,... More

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