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Address: 31930 Hwy 79, Warner Springs, CA 92086
Phone Number: +1 760-782-0404
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Sky Sailing is a family owned and operated Sailplane flight school and...

Sky Sailing is a family owned and operated Sailplane flight school and sight seeing operation in business since 1959. Located in the mountains of North East San Diego County, we enjoy year round soaring with view from Sea to Salton Sea. We offer 20, 30, and 40 minutes rides for one or two passengers, aerobatic rides, motor glider rides and flight instruction in Sailplanes. Make a day of fun soaring in the mountains. When your flight is complete enjoy the new Shadow Mountain Winery or famous apple pie in near by Julian.

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Great Gift

Some time ago, I gave my wife a gift card from Sky Sailing for her Birthday. So, I am writing this from what she told me. She thought this was a thrill of a lifetime---great pilot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
Thomas W
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Warner Springs, California
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Warner Springs, California
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Some time ago, I gave my wife a gift card from Sky Sailing for her Birthday. So, I am writing this from what she told me. She thought this was a thrill of a lifetime---great pilot and really saw the area----from Palomar Mountain Observatory then to the East over Lookout Mountain where you can see the Desert. What was really... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I came to Sky Sailing to learn how to fly gliders, and have had a very good experience. My instructor, Garret, is a champion glider pilot, and an excellent teacher. Everyone at this family run business is very professional and safety conscious. I got my private glider pilot license after 9 months of instruction and solo flights. The soaring at... More 

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Bucks County, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I am a single engine land pilot on a business trip to San Diego. I drove the 90 minutes from San Diego to check out the glider port and spent the day watching the sailplanes. ...It was a very nice day. I decided to take my first sailplane ride and will definitely be doing it again the next time in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I'll start with the hard truth before I go into HOW AMAZING this was. SO - you have to be comfortable with TIGHT spaces. If you ride it alone (+ pilot), you might be ok, but my cousin and I rode together and we're about 125lb. each and it was TIGHT. I personally struggle with closed spaces, but I still... More 

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Thank Marilyn G
drtailwheel, Public Relations Manager at Sky Sailing, responded to this review

Marilyn, We are glad you had a great time. The gliders can be a little tight but it's well worth the view. Thank you for your honest and great review of our little hidden gem in the Mountains of San Diego. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We booked a flight as a bucket list item to celebrate our first wedding. Anniversary. We are so glad we did. Our pilot was fun and very knowledgable of the area and told us all about the areas we were flying over. He told us lots of things about how the glider works and ways to gain height etc. We... More 

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drtailwheel, Public Relations Manager at Sky Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We stride to show our customers a great time. We look forward to taking you upside down soon! More 

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88 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

If you like to flight and not afraid to highs definitely this is one thing you have to do! It was the best experience in the world so exciting and amazing, we took the acrobatic ride and our pilot was so amazing and professional, the staff on the place is really nice and all together made one of the best... More 

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drtailwheel, Public Relations Manager at Sky Sailing, responded to this review

We are glad you had great time doing the aerobatics! We joke that aerobatics in a glider is like a roller coaster with out the car wreck feeling. Please tell your friends about us. More 

Malibu, California
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I came here because I was treated unfairly at Soaring Academy in Llano. I found this place to be happy, fun, and with many experienced instructors who are quite knowledgeable. I found after getting my license, Soaring Academy was rude, picky, found issues, and generally became not fun, (because I was now just a renter). I eventually left and came... More 

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drtailwheel, Public Relations Manager at Sky Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We try to make everyone part of our extended family. We are glad to have you! More 

Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

On my way to Borrego Springs to do some hiking and other desert activities, I passed the Sky Sailing operation off route 79 in Warner Springs. It looked very interesting, but just continued on my way to Borrego Springs. Over the next few days, I thought about doing a sail plane ride on my way home, gave them a call,... More 

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drtailwheel, Public Relations Manager at Sky Sailing, responded to this review

We are glad you had a great time! We are a small family business and appreciate the opportunity to introduce you to the world of soaring! Please let your friends and family know about us! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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268 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The acrobatic glider flight was phenomenal! It was exhilarating to do rapid sequences of loops, hammerheads, and rolls. I experienced positive G's, negative G's, and free falls. The view was stunning. An acrobatic glider flight is definitely something you must add to your bucket list. The 25 minute flight ($180) started with a parachute briefing. Yes, there is a parachute... More 

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drtailwheel, Guest Relations Manager at Sky Sailing, responded to this review

A Great review, thank you very much. While the Aerobatic flight is short by the nature of the flight using up energy to perform maneuvers we also do our best to give the customer some stick time packing as much into your experience as possible! More 

California
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife and I were able to enjoy a fantastic experience in Warner Springs at Sky Sailing , Inc. This is the same location the Shuttle pilots trained at for their Shuttle landings. Our pilot was a local school teacher and flight instructor filled with sky sailing knowledge and information about wind currents, topography and able to tell us all... More 

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drtailwheel, Worker Bee at Sky Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad your wife had a great time and you both learned a little something on the way. Come see us again real soon. More 

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