Miami Gliders

Miami Gliders, Homestead: Hours, Address, Miami Gliders Reviews: 4.5/5

Miami Gliders
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Miami Gliders is South Florida's premier site for glider flight training. Located just 30 minutes South of Miami and on your way to the Florida Keys and Everglades. Our experienced staff brings the knowledge and the professionalism you expect from aviation professionals. We are FAA certified pilots and flight instructors committed to excellence, safety and above all FUN! We truly enjoy what we do here at Miami Gliders and we can't wait to take you flying.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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4.5
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Joshua T
Madisonville, LA7 contributions
Very fun first time gliding!
May 2021 • Solo
This was my first time gliding, and it was really awesome. I have been flying fixed wing aircraft for over 18 years, but this is something I’ve always wanted to do. It’s well worth your time if you want to give it a try! It’s a really cool atmosphere there, and the instructor was awesome!
Written May 31, 2021
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samron2016
Jupiter, FL43 contributions
Soaring through my Birthday!
Mar 2019 • Solo
The people were very pleasant and the experience was wonderful! My wife surprised me with this gift for my birthday!! Stuart was a wonderful glider pilot and very informative! Thanks again to all at Miami Gliders who made my birthday really special!
Written April 1, 2019
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jwsowles
Yarmouth, ME1 contribution
Highly recommended
Mar 2018 • Solo
I took my add-on. Everyone was super nice and helpful. Will, my instructor, has a great teaching style and future in aviation if he wants it. Steve, towplane pilot, and Steve, owner, both have vast and broad aviation experience that they share. I was very happy with entire process. Bring water and lunch as town is a ways away and if you plan on multiple days, schedule them well ahead of time. Very worthwhile.
Written March 12, 2018
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LonnyB2
Miami, FL9 contributions
Thrilling
Jan 2018 • Solo
Great staff. Friendly and taught me a lot about how it works. I picked a great day for gliding with plenty of updrafts so we were able to stay around 3,000 feet for some time. On the way down, with my OK, the pilot dropped the nose and then pulled straight up for the best roller coaster ride of my life. I will definitely be back.
Written January 25, 2018
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Gerasim M
Hazelwood, MO (St. Louis)98 contributions
This is an Update of an Older Review..
Dec 2014 • Couples
In my previous review I rated this as terrible. This was because the pilot did not show up nor had informed us. We were back in South Florida in December so we called and tried again. We set a date and the pilot asked that we text him when we were on our way and we requested the same. On the way down we text him and received a reply that he was on his way also. While waiting for the tow plane pilot, we were talking with Capt. Steve, we said nothing about our previous experience. Something about where we were from reminded him and he asked if we had called about a year ago and had missed our ride. I replied yes that was us. He apologized over and over for the mistake. He flies for a major airline and had been on reserve. They called him at the last minute for a trip to South America, he had checked the reservation book but somehow overlooked ours. that had never happened before he stated, and felt very bad about it. To make up for it he pulled her to a higher altitude for a much longer ride. She loved the experience especially when he had her open the small side window and put her hand outside and feel a cloud as they went through. She was so excited about touching the cloud! When she landed, he apologized again and offered me a ride also for free. He felt very bad about our previous experience. I tried to turn him down but he would not take no for an answer. So I also got a glider ride, 1st time since 1960s I had flown in a glider. Everyone involved was super friendly and very nice. We had a great time there.so my previous review was based on a one time error, that I feel will not happen again. On our next return to Florida, my wife wants to do it again as it was so exciting. I would without reservation recommend Miami gliders for a great experience.
Written May 8, 2015
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David S
Florida City, Florida, United States18 contributions
Best time to go Glider flying
Apr 2014 • Family
I took my son there for his 14th birthday present, several years ago and he got a great ride, that lasted over an hour. We went during the summer, in the morning with very little wind. The ground heated up and gave rise to some good thermals that gave him extra lift, extending his flight time. Don't go in the late afternoon, because it can too windy & you have the threat of T-storms. However, gliding in S. Florida is very weather dependent, so it's pretty much a day-by-day event, some days are better than others. High winds usually destroy thermals from reaching any high altitude. Too high of thermals in the summer humidity usually produce T-storms later in the afternoon, which is dangerous. Find that "sweet time" around 11:00 am to 1 or 2:00 pm when the thermals start really rising, but before they form storms. Call and ask one of the pilots when it's best to go.
Written March 13, 2015
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skystuntz
Homestead, FL7 contributions
Silent flight.
Apr 2014 • Friends
What a peaceful and beautiful experience. Nothing compares to flying without an engine, it is so smooth and peaceful. All you hear is the air going by and the 360 degree view is breathtaking. The flight is difficult to explain without experiencing it. The business is operated by two professional pilots who fly the gliders as a side hobby. They been flying gliders for over 10 years and are FAA Flight Instructors. When you arrive you'll be parking right next the grass runway where you'll be taking off from in the glider. They have a nice little set up with picnic tables and chairs. There are no restrooms here so make sure you "Go" before your flight. You're going to love this experience! Don't miss out.
Written August 11, 2014
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Alex
Sanford, NC79 contributions
Great Experience!
Jul 2014 • Solo
If you want to feel what it's like to fly in an airplane without the noise of its engine, you gotta fly a glider! It's a fun way to have a nice calm flight while enjoying the view. Steve is an awesome manager and always gives good advice! His Staffed pilots, Steve and Angel, are awesome too!!
Written July 30, 2014
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Josh O
San Juan, Puerto Rico1 contribution
Awesome experience
Jul 2014 • Friends
I planned my buddy's bachelor party and we took 5 of us out here to do some gliding. The bachelor had no idea what we were going to do and was pretty shocked/excited when we pulled in. The gliding experience itself was ridiculously fun. Steve did some rollercoaster tricks with us and he will even let you fly the glider a bit (as a passenger, you also have controls in front of you) which was both exhillerating and terrifying. For $100, our glides lasted anywhere from 20-30 minutes. If I were to do it again, I'd pay for higher tow and get a longer experience because none of us wanted to come down. It's well worth it.
Written July 14, 2014
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Gerasim M
Hazelwood, MO (St. Louis)98 contributions
No Idea...
Dec 2013 • Couples
We called and made an appointment with Steve for 1pm ride two days before our ride. He asked that if we couldn't make it, to please call and let him know. We drove from Pompano Beach to Homestead, a 2 1/2 hour trip through Miami traffic. We waited 1 1/4 hours and called several times and only got voice mail. We still haven't heard anything. Wasted almost 6 hours of our last day in Fl just driving. This may well be a great 'ride', but we wouldn't know. I wouldn't do this again unless we knew someone was there waiting. Sorry...
Written December 30, 2013
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