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Address: 32810 165th St E, Llano, CA 93544-1011
Phone Number: 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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Magnificent flight

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2016
Ryan K
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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5 of 5 stars 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
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5 of 5 stars 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
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5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Traveller2963
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Thrilling ride of a life time! Greatly exceeded my expectations! I would like to do it again immediately!

Thank sallysawyer
Saugus, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

I'm surprised people don't flock to this place. For me, it was well worth losing the 12 lbs in 21 days to meet the requirement for a Glider ride. This adventure was for my Daughter's Birthday. We ventured into the Mojave Desert Sky in one of the sleek Gliders, towed first by an energetic plane and her enthusiastic pilot. Once... More 

Thank 674tommy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We went for my sisters birthday and it was Ahhhhhhmazing!!!! We had the most wonderful time, our flight instructor, Dale, was very knowledgeable, professional, and so fun! The whole staff made us feel extremely welcome and comfortable and we felt like a part of their family. It's worth the drive, the views are incredible and we can't wait to come... More 

Thank Erika N
Mount Pearl, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I gave this experience to my husband for his birthday and he had a great time. We found the staff to be more than accommodating, they made me very comfortable while my husband was up in the glider and they made a point to chat with me while I waited. The instructor took his time going through the glider with... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I saw a glider flying over when hiking at Baden Powell peak and always wanted to fly gliders. It looked great and I had to do it. So I called & made reservations. People there are very helpful, friendly. I'm glad to know this is a non profit organization that supports wounded warriors & veterans for who can use mush... More 

Thank mark i
Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you want an exciting activity, just hop in one of these planes with an awesome pilot! We live in Southern California and hike the trails we flew over making this experience even more exciting, in fact we were hiking one day when one of these planes swished over the mountain we were hiking.....wanted to glide ever since! I would... More 

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