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Honolulu Soaring

Waialua, HI, USA
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About Honolulu Soaring
Hawaii’s oldest and largest soaring operation, Original Glider Rides has been operating tours at Dillingham Airfield since 1970. Soaring the skies over northwest Oahu, panoramic vistas unfold as your pilot guides you in this bubble-topped aircraft. You’ll be in awe as you fly on the wings of the wind with sights and sensations you’ve never experienced before. A 20-minute flight can attain altitudes of 3,000 ft. or more. Single passengers can kick it up a notch with specialized add-on flight services like aerobatic loop-d-loops and Eagle mini-lessons.
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TravelSinceRetired wrote a review Sep 2021
Vancouver, Washington344 contributions442 helpful votes
Enjoyable sightseeing around the North Shore. Take-off and return to Dillingham Field. Flight was going to be 15 minutes which sounded too short so we opted for 30 minutes ... with hindsight, 15 minutes would have been sufficient. We didn't see much more after the first 15 minutes in the 2nd half. Oh well. Flight was very smooth & comfortable (if cramped with both us us in the back seat). All in all, an enjoyable experience & glad we did it.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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jcnagle850 wrote a review Jul 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania140 contributions48 helpful votes
We returned after 7 years to do a encore flight and found it to be just as exciting. Two of us squeezed into the backseat of the glider and off we went for a delightful half hour gliding and sight seeing.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Robert C wrote a review Jul 2021
Wilton, Connecticut42 contributions51 helpful votes
Took my son for his first soaring experience while in Oahu last week. Bill (the owner) was a hoot (in a good way) and most importantly very detail oriented. He was very accommodating with regards to time slots and when we encountered traffic along the way to the airport said, "Just drive safely and take your time." My son and I went up in two separate gliders. Did not catch the name of my son's pilot, but my pilot was Jonah. It was great to talk with him about his story and path to aviation. Our adventure was in part a trip down memory lane for me, because my first time in a glider was about 35 years ago, on a trip with my own dad, when I was my son's age. Would definitely recommend Honolulu Soaring.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Bryan H wrote a review Feb 2020
Minneapolis13 contributions10 helpful votes
Had a nice flight. The staff has been doing this for a long time and it shows. Nice equipment and nice people.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Anna S wrote a review Feb 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii1 contribution
It was incredible. As soon as you were unhooked you were as close to a bird as you will ever be. Hearing the wind rush by you as Jonah safely takes you above the scenic North Shore is an experience I won’t forget. The staff is incredibly welcoming, knowledgeable, and always has your safety as a priority. Would definitely go again!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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