Yards Creek Soaring

Blairstown, NJ - Glider Rides


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A glider ride is a wonderful gift for that special someone in your life. They will remember it forever. Glider rides are also a great way to "check out" the sport of soaring and see if it is for you. There is no better feeling than the one you get knowing that you are flying high above the ground using only your skill and what mother nature provides. Some call the sport sky sailing. It is much like sailing in 3 dimensions.

Our glider rides start with a brief orientation to the glider followed by you getting into the aircraft with one of our FAA certified pilots. The sailplane is then hooked to the tow rope attached to our tow plane and in no time you are rolling down the runway and become airborne.

The tow plane will climb with the glider behind it until high above the earth. Your glider pilot will release from the tow plane and begin the free flight portion of your glider ride. If you want you may take the controls and see what it is like to fly a glider. Flight times depend on weather conditions. In most cases a ride lasts 20-25 minutes. You will get a birds eye view of New Jersey's Kittatinny Mountain Ridge and on a clear day you may be able to see New York City, NY and Philadelphia, PA.

If your glider ride makes you want to become a glider pilot we can provide you with a complete flight training program so you can soar on your own! A glider flight is a bucket list must!

Airport 1N7 - Yards Creek Soaring - 36 Lambert Road - Blairstown, NJ 07825 - 908-362-1239