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Address: 68-760 Farrington Hwy,, Dillingham Airfield, Waialua, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: 808 637-0207
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Hawaii’s oldest and largest soaring operation, Original Glider Rides has...
Hawaii’s oldest and largest soaring operation, Original Glider Rides has been operating tours at Dillingham Airfield since 1970. Soaring the skies over northwest Oahu, panoramic vistas unfold as your pilot guides you in this bubble-topped aircraft. You’ll be in awe as you fly on the wings of the wind with sights and sensations you’ve never experienced before. A 20-minute flight can attain altitudes of 3,000 ft. or more. Single passengers can kick it up a notch with specialized add-on flight services like aerobatic loop-d-loops and Eagle mini-lessons.
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Awesome Adventure - Priced Right!

My wife and I went up separately and we were both very impressed with our pilots and the ride. Awesome adventure over one of the most beautiful parts of the island... the North... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went up separately and we were both very impressed with our pilots and the ride. Awesome adventure over one of the most beautiful parts of the island... the North Shore, and over the only part of the island (Kenai Point) that is not accessible by vehicle. Our pilots (David and Sean) were very accommodating and gave... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I took the Combo Package which included scenic flight, acrobatic ride and hands on mini lesson and I loved every second of it. The pilot Dave was absolutely great, explained everything to me, flew breathtaking loops, swirls and upside down maneuvres always asking if I'm feeling ok. It could not have been better. Thank you so much for that experience.... More 

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Irvine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I opted for the acrobatic flight and let me tell you when they mean acrobatic, they mean acrobatic: loops, rolls, more loops, etc. I did not realize a sailplane was capable of such maneuvers. It was a blast but fortunately this part of the flight lasts less than 10 minutes. The remainder of the flight was really nice with great... More 

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113 reviews 113 reviews
12 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Last time, I have done this was 32 years ago and so much live in my Hawaiian memories, it was on top of my list of things to do this time. The Dilllingham airfield on the North shore, is a good hours' drive from Waikiki, more if there is (as there usually is, especially in the afternoon) heavy traffic. The... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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65 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I was somewhat disappointed with most of the things in and around Honolulu but the glider flight made up for everything. What a great way to experience the Island. You really get much more of a feel for the topography after viewing the big picture. Don't miss out, this is a fantastic experience. It was kind of comical how the... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was my second visit. This will become a regular attraction for us in Hawaii. i'm a definate soaring enthusiast, but every time I come here, everyone else I see leaves with a BIG smile! Can't wAit for my mext trip to Hawaii to go soaring with Mr. Bill again!

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Monticello, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

The weather was awesome. One of the few perfect visibility days. I had planned to drive, but once I saw the traffic in Honolulu, I chickened out. I called the day before and asked if they could provide a ride. They sent Lee Masterson. Worth every penny! Lee provided a very comfortable ride, taught us more about the island than... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I and my wife did 20 mins of acro and sight-seeing. It is awesome with cockpit 360 view, floating at 3000 feet.. If you want, you can experience g forces, like air fighter combat manuevers. Hanging upside down in the air floating etc. Pilot was kind and great, we videod it with go pro with almost no additonal fees paid... More 

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

So breezy!! It was a beautiful flight. Awesome views of the pali, the reefs and all of O'ahu. Thanks to our most excellent pilot Shaun!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We come to Hawaii several times a year and I had decided to try Honolulu Soaring. I have flown gliders before and signed up for a lesson. What a great experience! The owner and all of the staff were like family. I learned much more about flying this time than in all my previous lessons. Ask for Big Don as... More 

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