The Original Glider Rides: Honolulu Soaring - Sailplane Ride on Oahu's North Shore

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The Original Glider Rides: Honolulu Soaring - Sailplane Ride on Oahu's North Shore Mokuleia Reviews

jennjeff1 jennjeff1
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Nov 18, 1998
Honolulu Soaring is a fantastic opportunity to "fly like a bird" over the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. It is absolutely amazing and beautiful! Although I also enjoyed skydiving on the North Shore, also out of Dillingham Airfield & Gliderport, soaring in a sailplane is much more relaxing and quiet. According to their website they are rated as one of the Top 3 activities on the island--I can vouch for that!

Prices range from $60 for a single-seat 10 minute ride up to $316 for 2 people 60 minutes (yes, you can take your friend or significant other up with you plus a pilot in a 3-seat glider!). I think my friend Eric and I went up for 30 minutes for $238, minus a military discount when we checked in with "Mr. Bill" the owner of The Original Glider Rides -Honolulu Soaring. They also give discounts/T-Shirts for booking online.

The 2-seat version is a little cramped, so you definitely want to know the person sitting next to you well before going on this type of glider ride. They also make a video of your flight for you for an extra cost which will make a great way to remember this remarkable experience.

I think we flew with Dwight who also gave us a few wing-over maneuvers for acrobatic excitement once he found out we were Air Force. The soaring glider ride is a great way to see the natural beauty of Oahu's North Shore beaches and Waianae Mountain Range. FROM WIKIPEDIA: Waiʻanae Range (sometimes referred to as the Waianae Mountains) is the eroded remains of an ancient shield volcano that comprises the western half of the Hawaiian Island of Oʻahu. Its crest, at Mount Ka‘ala, is the highest peak on O‘ahu.

If you want to see the North Shore from the air in peace and quiet, plus bring a friend along, this is the ride for you!
Jeff and Eric with our pilot (Dwig…
Take-off tow on The Original Glide…
Take-off tow on The Original Glide…
North shore view during take-off t…
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