For 30 Years, Soaring Adventures of America Has Been Taking Spirits Soaring
With Our Balloon Rides, Glider Rides and Skydiving Rides!

soaring adventures of america founder

Soaring Adventures of America, Inc. was founded by aviation-enthusiast, Rob Wilkinson, in 1980. What started as a small network of gliderports up and down the East Coast has now grown into the largest recreational aviation network in the country. Joined now by his wife and daughter in the business as well as several good friends and hundreds of pilots, "Captain Rob" is still at the helm very much enjoying his work, flying whenever he can, and taking his customers' spirits soaring at our Martha's Vineyard location every summer. You can see him "at work" in the picture to the right with his grandson, Eli.

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About the The Coatmobile

If you are calling us on a cold day in January, it might take us a couple extra rings to come to the phone. Each year, the Soaring Adventures of America headquarters in Wilton, CT temporarily transforms to the Soaring Adventures Coatmobile headquarters. Captain Rob and his family collect gently used coats from the community and distribute them to 16 homeless shelters in Connecticut. It is wonderful how regular people can get real things done. To date, 4,200 coats have been distributed to the homeless and working poor. Everyone on the Soaring Adventures team pitches in receiving coat donations as they come in the front door, folding coats, and organizing them into piles for men, women and children. So, while we will be delighted to take your call in January, we may take a little longer to get to the phone.

Soaring Adventures of America, A Corporation with History

As a unique and exciting business, Soaring Adventures of America has been subject of many feature articles over the past thirty years. You can click on the newspaper logos below to read a selection of our favorite news stories over the years.

soaring adventures of america article in Boston Globe August 17, 1983

Soaring adventures of america in Newsday March 31, 1986

soaring adventures of america article in the wilton bulletin October 6, 1982

 
soaring adventures of america certificat and Jessica simpson

Dick Clark Productions New Years Rockin' Eve

Host, Jessica Simpson received a Soaring Adventures Flight Ticket for a Hot Air Balloon Ride!

2003 American Music Award Celebrity Gift Bag

A Soaring Adventures Flight Ticket for a Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two People was selected as the exclusive adventure activity in the . “What’s in the Gift Bag?” is always a hot topic for entertainment news reports on top awards ceremonies. Clearly one of the most exciting gifts, the Soaring Adventures Gift Ticket was included among the handful of items highlighted in ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT’s feature story on the event. “Who will Britney take up on her Soaring Adventures hot air balloon ride?" speculated ET music reporter, Maria Menounos.

 

Local Phone Numbers

If you have trouble getting through on our local phone numbers during high volume calling periods, please feel free to call our Toll-Free National Line 1 (800) SOARING, or 1 (800) 762-7464.

AZ (602) 258-0314
AR (501) 372-6131
CA (415) 776-9451,
  (714) 662-5855
  and (619) 239-6011
CO (303) 436-1436
CT (203) 762-9583
  and (860) 702-0256
DC (410) 781-7050
DE (215) 238-0053
FL (305) 373-0031,
  (407) 649-3388,
  and (813) 223-9805
GA (404) 681-3581
HI (800) 762-7464
ID (800) 762-7464
IL (312) 951-5332
IN (317) 786-4977
IA (515) 288-8827
KY (502) 584-0909
LA (800) 762-7464
MA (617) 236-1990
MD (410) 781-7050
ME (800) 762-7464
MI (313) 961-0902
MN (651) 646-1645
MO (816) 756-1800
  and(314) 421-6815
NV (702) 222-2393
  and (775) 333-9010
NH (800) 762-7464
NJ (973) 538-8686
NM (505) 265-9199
NY (212) 925-5041,
  (516) 222-6440,
  (585) 279-0943,
  (315) 492-0525,
  and (716) 852-0415
NC (704) 588-7122
OH (216) 520-1401,
  (614) 221-7100,
  and (513) 684-9042
OK (405) 231-1700
OR (503) 227-0599
PA (215) 238-0053
  and (412) 892-2222
RI (617) 236-1990
TN (615) 259-0955 and
  (901) 525-2050
TX (713) 524-5940, and
  (972) 263-1994, and
  (210) 226-0991
UT (801) 322-1133
VA (410) 781-7050,
  (804) 232-3322
VT (800) 762-7464
WA (206) 241-0098
WI (414) 272-7737
All other states 
  (800) 762-7464.