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Address: 32810 165th St E, Llano, CA 93544-1011
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+1 661-944-1090

Southern California Soaring Academy is the premier provider of exhilarating...

Southern California Soaring Academy is the premier provider of exhilarating glider rides in Los Angeles. We are surrounded by outstanding soaring conditions and stunning scenery. Visit us in scenic Antelope Valley, just over 1 hour driving time from downtown L.A., where nearly every day is flyable. Come for a ride and bring a friend. It’s an adventure of a lifetime, something you will be talking about for years to come. Open Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon, 9 AM to Sunset. Call or e-mail for reservations.

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I had a terrific time at Crystalaire Airport. Actually, I was in Valyermo at a training camp, running and cycling in the mountains, but being a glider pilot from Sweden I couldn't... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2017
Uppsala, Sweden
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Uppsala, Sweden
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

I had a terrific time at Crystalaire Airport. Actually, I was in Valyermo at a training camp, running and cycling in the mountains, but being a glider pilot from Sweden I couldn't help noticing the gliders being aerotowed just above the house where we were staying for the camp. So after emailing the airfield and asking for a ride I... More 

Thank KarinaNi
Portage, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed March 20, 2017

From the moment you walk in and meet Alexis to departing good-byes from Julie, Chris,and the ground crew Max and Miguel and everything in between you will say, "once in a life time experience" "beyond expectation", "could not have been any more pleased"!! The management and staffs' attention to my safety and comfort was evident throughout my 4 hour visit.... More 

Thank terrischolz
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2 reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Outstanding experience in the sky. From the ground crew, to the tow pilot, to the instructor and all the office staff, I could not be happier. Don't miss this extremely affordable experience.

Thank Catherine B
1 review
Reviewed February 12, 2017

I came to California/Mojave Desert for a business trip and as glider pilot I had already in mind to use this opportunity also for soaring in the US. By research within internet I stumbled finally across the Southern California Soaring Academy. I went by to Crystal Airport and they brought me on schedule with an instructor for the weekend following.... More 

Thank Tom P
Apple Valley, California
1 review
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Southern California Soaring Academy is dedicated to empowering disabled Veterans on their road to recovery through the therapeutic qualities of flying. Flying is an activity which has proven to help with the rehabilitation process. It instills a sense of confidence and helps many with controlling their stress. The act of gliding creates a weightless environment for those struggling with physical... More 

Thank snipersort
1 review
Reviewed October 8, 2016

This was an awesome experience. Got an intro lesson for my wife's birthday and for myself as well since i was there. We are both power pilots so being up in the air is nothing new to us... but soaring in glider is amazing!! It doesn't compare to flying an airplane! Needless to say I am hooked. Our instructor Dale... More 

Thank Matt C
1 review
Reviewed May 1, 2016

I was in Victorville on business and got a last minute day off to explore. Being a private pilot, I looked around for activities that would satisfy my flying bug when I stumbled across Southern California Soaring Academy. They were able to squeeze me in for a discovery flight last-minute due to a cancellation, and I had a fantastic time.... More 

Thank Ryan K
1 review
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

I visited the academy twice during a business trip to LA. Both flights were both exhilarating and instructional. The operation was professional and confident. I now have the gliding bug properly. I would strongly recommend a visit.

Thank Andrew Q
Woodland, California
1 review
Reviewed April 18, 2016

Everything I had hope for from beginning to end. Everyone was so nice, relaxed and my pilot was fantastic! I couldn't be happier. It was a fantastic, fun day which was short. Could have been up there for hours! Next time! :) I highly recommend taking flight on a Glider, the sensations, views were beyond spectacular!!! Thanks to all for... More 

Thank ingrid427
1 review
Reviewed April 17, 2016

Amazing experience! Felt safe with the pilot's experience and got an insane adrenaline rush when he flipped us several times on request.

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