Glider Rides


glider ride photoOur experienced pilot will take you or your friend high above the earth in our sleek silent glider. You will have an exciting soaring adventure, better than you ever imagined. Smooth, quiet, peaceful, beautiful. Spectacular scenics! Our gliders are equipped with dual controlled joy-sticks. Under the direction of our pilot you or your friend may actually do part of the flying if he or she wishes. Almost everyone does take the stick even for a short time.

Take your flight anytime through June 1, 2018!
We offer four different glider ride packages. Rides available Nationwide!
Scroll down to see a list of glider ride locations!

Got Questions? Give Us A Call! 1-800-762-7464

Our friendly staff is available to take calls during these hours:

  • Monday through Friday from 9 am to 7 pm EST
  • Saturday and Sunday 10 to 5 EST

A Gift They Will Thank You for Again and Again!

Surprise your spouse, sweetheart, family, friends, customers and employees with a unique gift they will thank you for again and again. A handsome 800Soaring Flight Ticket is good for an exciting hot air balloon ride, a soaring glider ride or a skydiving ride taken at any one of our 200 certified locations coast-to-coast anytime until June 1, 2018! You give the Flight Ticket on the occasion, and your gift recipient chooses the time and place and schedules the ride directly with one of our friendly pilots.

Our 60-Day No-Questions-Asked Full Refund Policy

Not 100% sure that your gift recipient wants a hot air balloon ride? That's okay! Tickets are fully refundable for 60 days from date of purchase.

Delayed Payment Option

We will charge $50 per ride today (for example if you order a balloon ride for two people, we would charge $100 today), and the balance in 60 days. All orders will ship today. There is a $5 charge for the Delayed Payment Option. Sorry, the Delayed Payment Option is not yet available for online orders. If you are interested, just call to place your order (800) 762-7464. NOTE: Delayed payment orders must be paid in full before the balloon ride can be taken.

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glider ride gift announcement pageAfter you place your order, we will give you access to a protected page on our website where you can print out a Colorful Gift Announcement Page announcing your gift and describing the ride you are giving. This is not your Flight Ticket. You can tell your gift recipient that the actual ticket will arrive in the mail in a few days. If you order online, you will be directed to a page on our website at the conclusion of your order where you can print a gift announcement page.


Glider Ride Gift Ticket Online Ordering
Choose from Four Great Options
SALE: $30 Off Every Ride!



Glider Rides can be purchased with MasterCard, Visa, AMEX and DiscoverYou can pay with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover with our secure online shopping cart. Standard Shipping is $3, if you want overnight shipping for $25, you will be given the option to select it on the final page of the ordering process.

Tickets can be returned for a full 60 Days!

If you would like to use our Delayed Payment Option, please call to place your order (800) 762-7464. Delayed payment is not available through online ordering. Thank you!

The Fun Flight Glider Ride for One Person

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You take off gracefully and soar silently with our FAA-certified pilot at the controls. Search for updrafts, see for 20 miles in every direction. Smooth, quiet, beautiful. The flight is 15 minutes. (Sorry, no dual controls on this flight. Please scroll down to the next ride for dual-control option.) Take your flight anytime now thru 6/1/2018.
$129.95 per person
$30 Discount, Now
$99.95 per person! 


The Great American Glider Ride for One Person

glider ride photo from glider ride for one personThe Glider Ride for One Person--our most popular ride--covers 50 miles and is up for about 30 - 35 minutes! Terrific for first timers. Dual-controlled! You'll get a chance to do some of the flying, if you wish. (Scroll down to see our locations nationwide!) Take your flight anytime now thru June 1, 2017. $229.95 per person 
$30 Discount,
Now $199.95 per person!


The Glider Ride Flight Ticket for Two People

glider ride photo from glider ride for two packageYour friends will get individual flights each spending 15 minutes in the air and climbing to an altitude of 2,500 feet! The ride is available nationwide. NY, NJ, PA, VT, and ME customers may have the option of flying together on a mile high tow--no dual controls. Take your flight anytime now thru June 1, 2017. $229.95 Total for Two People $30 Discount, Now $199.95


The Soaring Seagull Flight Package for One Person

glider ride photo from soaring seagull flight packageThe Soaring Seagull Glider Ride for One Person is a series of two take-offs, flights, and landings, complete with logbook and conversational ground instruction between flights. The whole experience takes about 1½ hours, ground and air time. Great for someone who has indicated an interest in learning how to fly. This experience really gives the gift recipient a feel for what soaring is all about! (Scroll down to see our locations nationwide!) Take your flight anytime now thru June 1, 2017. $229.95 per person $30 Discount, Now $199.95 per person!

Glider Ride Locations

If you live near a major metropolitan area:

Our convenient ride locations are typically between 15 and 60 minutes from most large cities and major metropolitan areas. Below is a list of the large cities and major metropolitan areas we service for Hot Air Balloon rides. In many cases, there is more than one launch site for each major metropolitan area.

If you don't live near a large city or major metropolitan area:

We have many locations not near large cities and major metropolitan areas! So, please give us a call if you are looking for something in a more rural part of the country, (800) 762-7464.

If you don't see your city listed below, Call Us at (800) 762-7464!

We have 100 locations nationwide, odds have it we have at least one location that is convenient for you. Just give us a call and a friendly representative will give you more detailed location information. Our tickets are good at any of our locations across the country. In fact, the gift recipient may end up taking their ride while on vacation!

You Will Receive Glider Ride Scheduling Phone Numbers for all 100 Locations!

Glider Rides Are Available within 15-60 Minutes of These Large Cities and Major Metropolitan Areas
(List is Alphabetical by State and City)

Arizona Glider Ride: Casa Grande, Phoenix, Maricopa, Peoria, Payson, Sierra Vista, Tucson
California: Glider Ride: Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Sacramento
Connecticut Glider Ride: Danbury, Hartford, Stamford 
Florida Glider Ride: Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa
Hawaii Glider Ride: Honolulu
Illinois Glider Ride: Chicago, De Kalb, Kankakee, Rockford, Springfield
Indiana Glider Ride: Lafayette, Lake Village
Maine Glider Ride: Bar Harbor, Portland, Rockland, Camden
Massachusetts Glider Ride: Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Springfield, Worcester
Michigan Glider Ride: Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Ionia, Lansing
Missouri Glider Ride: St. Louis, Columbia (location is 90 minutes away)
North Carolina Glider Ride: Charlotte
Nevada Glider Ride: Las Vegas, Reno
New Jersey Glider Ride: Asbury Park, Hackensack, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Trenton
New Mexico Glider Ride: Albuquerque
New York Glider Ride: Long Island, New York, Syracuse, Utica, Albany, Poughkeepsie
North Carolina Glider Ride: Winston-Salem, Greensboro
Ohio Glider Ride: Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton
Oregon Glider Ride: None.
Pennsylvania Glider Ride: Allentown, Philadelphia, State College
Rhode Island Glider Ride:
Newport, Providence, Warwick
South Carolina Glider Ride: Greenville/Spartanburg, Rock Hill
Tennessee Glider Ride: Chattanooga
Texas Glider Ride: Houston, San Antonio, Ft. Worth & Dallas (location is 90 minutes away), Temple
Utah Glider Ride: Provo, Salt Lake City
Vermont Glider Ride: Burlington, Montpelier, Stowe
Washington Glider Ride: Spokane
Wisconsin Glider Ride: Beloit, Milwaukee