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Vancouver Island Soaring Centre

Open Now: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Lovely gliding!

A grand day of gliding in the Port Alberni valley! Andrzej made us feel at home while sharing his... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jean-Baptiste L
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Must Do!

Being a Port Alberni resident and aspiring pilot,Thought I would pop out to the airport and give... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Port Alberni, Canada
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We fly gliders for fun and also teach how to become a glider pilot. We will be happy to take you for the introduction flight so you can experience the beauty of a free flight. Sorry we are closed for the winter season. See you in the early spring.
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Alberni Valley Regional Airport, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 7L9, Canada
+1 250-667-3591
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A grand day of gliding in the Port Alberni valley! Andrzej made us feel at home while sharing his passion for the sport.

Thank Jean-Baptiste L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a Port Alberni resident and aspiring pilot,Thought I would pop out to the airport and give VISC a try!What a great Idea.From arriving at the airport and meeting Andrzej,I was left feeling excited and ready to fly! My pilot Christophe was very professional and...More

Thank ssjetboats
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great experience flying with Andre. The views were magnificent and the soaring was amazing. Highly recommended.

Thank Owen G
Reviewed 21 August 2018

My birthday present from my family was a Coast to Coast View hour flight with Andre from Vancouver Island Soaring. The flight was pure grace as we climbed out over the Alberni Valley, and once Andre found out I had flown gliders 20 years previously,...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I can't even begin to explain the thrill of going up gliding in a sailplane with the feel of free flight is...you just got to go for it! ..With my Nephew tagging along my brother and I went up with Andrezj and WOW!!! Unreal so...More

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AndrzejRoznowski, Owner at Vancouver Island Soaring Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you Paul. It was a pleasure to fly with you and your brother.

Reviewed 20 August 2018

hi rom ron in Victoria bc. flew with Andre and Cole, july friday the 13th, 2018, shooo, don,t tell anyone, about flying on the 13th i mean. one hr flight i flew for 20min. i am 67 and been wanting to do this all my...More

Thank ronmosur
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The instructor Andre was great he showed me how to use the controls while still on the ground.... and I was like.... I thought I was just going to be a passenger.... and I got to fly it for 5 minutes, what an experience. The...More

Thank starsunmoongirl
Reviewed 9 August 2018

One of the best things you could ever do,, we felt comfortable, safe and everything was talked through and the booking process was a breeze. Scenery is spectacular. It was great to be given the opportunity to control the glider and now definitely going to...More

Thank YnotnAli
Reviewed 4 August 2018

My daughter gave me a 1 /2 hour soaring experience for my 75th birthday. We went as a family and each of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The skill of the operator made the overall trip a positive experience. Everything was well organized and we even...More

Thank Gerry D
AndrzejRoznowski, Owner at Vancouver Island Soaring Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thank you Janet. It was a pleasure to fly with you.

Reviewed 23 July 2018

The Staff of the VISC were great they made sure that I got a great flight. The instructors were very professional. The gliders are well maintained. Having the opportunity to take control of the glider was the highlight of my flight .

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2 April 2016|
Response from Dwayne R | Reviewed this property |
There is only enough room for the pilot and one passenger, however, someone will be on the ground the whole time and will answer any questions and talk of past glider experiences. Both my mother and I went for a flight and... More
Mark A
20 August 2015|
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Response from AndrzejRoznowski | Property representative |
Hi Mark, We are located 8 miles west from the city of Port Alberni at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport. we offer three different flights: 15' 30' and 1 hour long, the prices are: $125.00, $195.00 and $265.00 for more... More