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Address: 51 Soaring Hill Drive, Elmira, NY 4903
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+1 607-734-0641
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Really Beautiful and interesting Museum!!! With a lot of History about Aircraft and Pilots!!! You would love it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 14, 2016
Nevil G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Really Beautiful and interesting Museum!!! With a lot of History about Aircraft and Pilots!!! You would love it.

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Thank Nevil G
skaneateles, ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The glider experience itself was excellent. The pilot was very helpful in assisting getting in and out of the glider. The sailplane caught lots of thermals and the foliage was beautiful. The takeoff/landing strip was on a short flat surface of a hill so at takeoff all of a sudden you are several hundred feet up. The downside. :No advanced... More 

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Thank sheepherder1
MOGADORE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This was for my husband. Had a beautiful perfect day for a glide. The instructor answered all my husbands question and he explained everything. The air time was about 20 minutes and he loved it!

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Thank MERRIE S
Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is the soaring capital of the USA. Where else can you see/do this kind of activity? The views are wonderful and it's a very peaceful area. Interesting to see how the planes take off. Something FREE to do and see unless you actually decide to take a ride.

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Thank GardaGal0912
New Hampshire
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

What a great ride! Was a perfect day, bright blue sky with some billowing clouds. Nice accommodating and knowledgeable staff in the clubhouse. Pilot did a great job in giving information on thermals and gliding procedures. Felt quite welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the sailplane experience. Super quiet when aloft! Will defiantly do it again when in the area!

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Thank Mark J
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

The wife was nervous at first but once up in the air that changed she said the ride was comfortable quiet and beautiful. Tom her pilot was great explaining the workings of the plane and the sights of the valley below. Highly recommend the trip. Again thanks Tom the pilot and the rest of the staff for a great trip.

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Thank john h
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Sometimes flights will be delayed or canceled due to weather conditions. If delayed, no worries! It is greatly worth the wait! The nature and beauty of the flight experience can be easily observed by the instructors and staff, who are eager to pass their love of flight onto you! An amazing experience! I was there as an observer, but next... More 

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Thank Maria Z
Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Our family of five adults chose Harris Hill Soaring as one of our destinations to celebrate the 75th birthdays. Only one of us had flown before (in 1972) so the flights generated much excitement long before our arrival. We were advised to arrive early just before 10am to avoid waiting in line and the opportunity for a smoother ride. We... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Did this 5 years ago here before I joined the Army and had a lot of fun. Someone there heard my brother was a Marine and he got to fly for free. Guides/pilots were very helpful and the views were beautiful. Even saw bald eagles off the wing tips. On the ground some guy wasn't the nicest, but it was... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Ventured there again with beautiful weather and a clear view of the Chemung Valley. This is a DO NOT MISS if one is in the area. It is the glider capital of the Northeast. It has glider rides able to purchase, several competitions during the year with a amusement park,3 hole golf course, swimming pool and picnic area near by.... More 

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