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1138 Airport Rd, Minden, NV 89423-8611
+1 775-782-9595
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Do it!!

Absolutely amazing experience soaring over the Sierras! Get to be amongst the magic views of Tahoe... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Abbey D
via mobile
Beautiful Views!

We had a group of four that wanted to take our first glider ride. We spoke with Lori on the phone... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Beloit, Wisconsin
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1138 Airport Rd, Minden, NV 89423-8611
+1 775-782-9595
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience soaring over the Sierras! Get to be amongst the magic views of Tahoe and surrounding areas. Super friendly staff and a thrill of a lifetime in this area of the world. DO IT! :)

Thank Abbey D
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had a group of four that wanted to take our first glider ride. We spoke with Lori on the phone and let her know our vacation schedule was very tight and we could only complete the ride on a certain morning. Lori went out...More

1  Thank beloitends1955
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Tim was my pilot. He was outstanding and very helpful in informing me of everything that was going to happen, how to prepare myself for stunts, parachute, safety and he even gave me a lesson on flying the glider. We did most of the stunts...More

Thank 109wayne1956
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

First glider ride over Lake Tahoe. Cost $269 for one, cheaper for two. I was nervously excited about taking my first glider ride. It was a breeze and perfect weather to view the valley, mountains, ski areas and Lake Tahoe. A licensed pilot (I had...More

1  Thank Linstrvlgems
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Everyone at Soaring Nevada made a unique adventure with my father enjoyable and memorable - Laurie was so great to have squeezed us into their schedule. Her hubby, Silvio, gave us a smooth ride up into the bright, clear sky and Stephan, our pilot, gave...More

Thank rmmaxfield
Reviewed 5 August 2015

People come from all around the globe to fly gliders out of Minden. Soaring NV is a full service soaring operation with very nice facilities, up to date gliders, very competent instructors, and standardized operations that make for a safe and happy experience. Whether you...More

Thank GuyA473
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

My son and I booked a 40 minute tandem glider trip. Unfortunately we are way to muscular and couldn't fit in one glider. Around 400 pounds together. The nice people at soaring nv accommodated us and we each took a single glider ride. We both...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 17 May 2015

I went to Soaring NV for the 2015 Wave Camp and found everyone to be extremely welcoming and helpful. I had a fantastic week and three days of wave to round it all off. If you want the experience of classic wave flying in stunning...More

Thank Tim H
GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

Tim, We would have been really sad to not have a few days of wave for someone who travelled to Minden Nevada all the way from the UK for that very weather condition. But the Mother Nature did not disappoint, and we managed some great...More

Reviewed 6 April 2015

I had such a great time at Wave Camp last year that I went back! I wasn't the only repeater. This year's instructors presented their material in such a way that it all seemed new, valuable, and relevant. One of the things that really impressed...More

Thank ltcterry2006
GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

It was our goal to make Wave Camp relevant for repeat customers. Thank you for confirmation that we did it. Soaring is a sport that we are passionate about. We love to spread the joy to other enthusiasts of the sport. Stay tuned for the...More

Reviewed 25 March 2015

OK. Prior to coming to Minden, I landed there once after a long cross country flight in my gilder from Southern California. Then the reception from the staff at Soaring NV was most warm and friendly. This time, I went back after I found an...More

Thank Tom B
GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed Wave Camp 2015, Tom. And thank you for taking your time to post a description of your experience. Camp this year was among the best--we even had a little mountain wave show up for us to fly in. We...More

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