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Address: Mountain Valley Airport, Tehachapi, CA 93561
Phone Number: 661-822-5267
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Sailplane school and services, including introductory rides.

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fly like a bird

go up in the air and fly like the birds Glider planes are their specialty, it was fantastic, just you and the pilot, he does let you take command of the Throttle stick, look out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2016
Don L
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Tehachapi, California
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Tehachapi, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

go up in the air and fly like the birds Glider planes are their specialty, it was fantastic, just you and the pilot, he does let you take command of the Throttle stick, look out when you take control it is awe some

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Dundas, Canada
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207 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Something I've always wanted to do. The folks at Skylark North were great. We felt very comfortable & safe. The experience from getting into the glider, being towed up and then soaring slowly & peacefully down was unbelievable, The views were stunning, I couldn't take enough pictures. Price - excellent, fore go a round of golf and go "soaring"

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1 Thank OurWanderingCasa
Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped and enjoyed an hour of watching planes taking off and soaring in the sky. We were not there when there is an air show but it is still very enjoyable visit.

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Aloha, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I go every year to attend an experimental sailplane workshop. The campsites and facilities are good, considering the desert terrain. It's the field where the Lindbergh's learned to fly sailplanes and the astronauts trained on how to land gliders so the could bring the powerless space shuttle back safely.

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1 Thank Dean S
Los Angeles
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

One of the best Glider Airports in the Western US. Very friendly people, good equipment and a good little café. Great soaring, ridge and wave.

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4 Thank deltajames
Tehachapi, California
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401 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Glider port is off highline road, Tehachapi. Snack bar for breakfast & lunch. RV park with water and electricity, approximately 30 spaces. Tehachapi is 3 miles away, lots to do there. Go for the glider ride, another plave (tow plane) pulls you up to 5000 feet and lets you go. Then you soar in silence in the updrafts. Something you... More 

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3 Thank Frank S
Keene, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

My wife gave a glider flight gift certificate to me and my 13 year old son. We used on Saturday morning, August 10. The weather was perfect, and the ride very smooth. The flight went way up over some of the mountains and we circled down taking in the view. The pilot was very nice and let me know what... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

A wonderful atmosphere... scenic and picnic like. Good food, made fresh and friendly locals. Very pleased.

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California
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The atmosphere is generic at best, but the food is delicious. AND you get to watch the gliders take off and land. YOu also never know when you'll see someone famous.

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Thank Kerikns
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Skylark North Glider School provides the thrill of flight for novices (Granny's sleigh ride)! I could not believe I was soaring above the beautiful valley and mountains (and completely safely thanks to masterful glider pilot). This is an experience not-to-be-missed. And Skylark North is a gem - with the most friendly front desk staff and a wonderul cafe on site!

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