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“GLIDER RIDE, GREAT EXPERIENCE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Honolulu Soaring

Honolulu Soaring
68-760 Farrington Hwy,, Dillingham Airfield, Waialua, Oahu, HI
808 637-0207
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Waialua
Type: Tours
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Clearwater, Florida
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“GLIDER RIDE, GREAT EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

on a cruise. coordinated over the internet with bill starr and called him the day before at 808-677-3404. was picked up at aloha tower and driven to dillingham airfield, about 45 minutes from the ship. lee was the driver who picked me up and brought me back. lots of info on the ride back and forth. really nice people. no pressure to buy anything. you decide what you want to do. price was very reasonable. if this trip was sold by the cruise line it would be double what they charged. a good value and a great way to spend 1/2 a day

Visited March 2012
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Colorado
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Fun times”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

great thing to do off the beaten path.

Kinda scary but fun! The staff and employees are great and professional. Awesome views of the north shore and away from all chaos and hubbub of Honolulu.

Do it and have a blast!

Visited September 2011
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“You have not experienced flight until you have flown without an engine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

Thanks to Mr. Bill and his staff the flight was everything we thought it would be. The ground crew and pilot were friendly and told us all sorts of interesting facts about the island and gliding. We were in the air for about 30 min catching the ever present winds on the windward mountain slope. Take-off and landing was as smooth as silk we even saw a turtle as we were on our final approach over the water. We never felt air sick no violent manoeuvres or anything, its like a car ride in the sky.

Visited May 2011
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“This was the highlight of our trip...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip. Great views & great staff!

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