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Harris Hill Soaring Center

51 Soaring Hill Dr, Elmira, NY 14903-9204
+1 607-734-0641
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This was for my husband. Had a beautiful perfect day for a glide. The instructor answered all my... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is the soaring capital of the USA. Where else can you see/do this kind of activity? The... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
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51 Soaring Hill Dr, Elmira, NY 14903-9204
+1 607-734-0641
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was for my husband. Had a beautiful perfect day for a glide. The instructor answered all my husbands question and he explained everything. The air time was about 20 minutes and he loved it!

Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is the soaring capital of the USA. Where else can you see/do this kind of activity? The views are wonderful and it's a very peaceful area. Interesting to see how the planes take off. Something FREE to do and see unless you actually decide...More

Thank GardaGal0912
Reviewed 3 September 2016

What a great ride! Was a perfect day, bright blue sky with some billowing clouds. Nice accommodating and knowledgeable staff in the clubhouse. Pilot did a great job in giving information on thermals and gliding procedures. Felt quite welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the sailplane experience....More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The wife was nervous at first but once up in the air that changed she said the ride was comfortable quiet and beautiful. Tom her pilot was great explaining the workings of the plane and the sights of the valley below. Highly recommend the trip....More

Thank john h
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Sometimes flights will be delayed or canceled due to weather conditions. If delayed, no worries! It is greatly worth the wait! The nature and beauty of the flight experience can be easily observed by the instructors and staff, who are eager to pass their love...More

Thank Maria Z
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Our family of five adults chose Harris Hill Soaring as one of our destinations to celebrate the 75th birthdays. Only one of us had flown before (in 1972) so the flights generated much excitement long before our arrival. We were advised to arrive early just...More

Thank hsmithconsulsv
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Did this 5 years ago here before I joined the Army and had a lot of fun. Someone there heard my brother was a Marine and he got to fly for free. Guides/pilots were very helpful and the views were beautiful. Even saw bald eagles...More

Thank WriterOfCode
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Ventured there again with beautiful weather and a clear view of the Chemung Valley. This is a DO NOT MISS if one is in the area. It is the glider capital of the Northeast. It has glider rides able to purchase, several competitions during the...More

Thank arnold t
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is the epicenter of soaring in the USA. The airport hosts many soaring competitions during the year, and during the summer does public glider rides. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The prices for the rides are less expensive than expected....More

Thank Kenneth G
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Harris Hill is the glider capital of the northeast. The Soaring Center sits at the top of Harris Hill which lover looks the Chemung Vally and Chemuch river in Big Flats, NY. It's a beautiful spot to visit with a driving range, swimming pool, putt-putt...More

Thank Charles M
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18 September 2017|
Response from JLynnMonica | Reviewed this property |
Yes! This won't let me post the website but if you google National Soaring Museum in Elmira, NY you will get it. Have fun!!!
3 October 2015|
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Response from gofishdan | Reviewed this property |
Just show up and get on the list. under a hundred bucks and the most stunning views you can imagine.