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Seminole Lake Gliderport

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Address: 4024 Soaring Ln, Clermont, FL 34714-8371
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It's a glider pilot place - enjoy it

Went out to see Seminole Lake - while management has changed, they have a very long history in the gliding community. That said, it is a glider pilot place - not a set up for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 June 2016
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Took a grinder ride with Rich Owen. Professional as they come. My young children enjoyed watching the planes take off. Worth the drive out there.

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Thank Brian D
Melbourne, Florida
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I visited this glider airport to watch a first timer and had a great time on the ground meeting all the pros. Experience is the word here and everyone is committed to aviation and it's lifestyle. Open grass runway and very easy place to feel comfortable for your first glider experience. Highly recommend for a fun day with a great... More 

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Thank Karen M
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Went out to see Seminole Lake - while management has changed, they have a very long history in the gliding community. That said, it is a glider pilot place - not a set up for just roving tourists. The review that said they were dangerous and unsafe - no, they aren't. I am a picky pilot and found everything to... More 

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Thank mbd_mj
Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

My pilot showed up late, and unaware that there was a flight scheduled for him. The owner can barely speak english and was unapologetic without offering any kind of refund or discount. The pilot made some comments about how frustrated he was with the organization of the operation. Also talked about how none of the instruments work in the plane.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Overall it was a nice experience! Going up in the glider and soaring through the clouds was pretty awesome. Our pilot did a couple of tight turns, but no acrobatics. If you are looking to learn something about flying a glider then sign up for lessons. Everyone was nice at the glider port...They very laid back. Don't come in thinking... More 

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Thank EmilySzy
Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

I bought a Groupon as a surprise for my dh bday on January 18, 2015. When he opened his card he was very excited as this has been something he has wanted to do for awhile. Making the reservation was easy (2 weeks earlier) and finding the place even though it was really rural was also not a problem. Our... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

Seminole-Lake Gliderport is only about 25 minutes from Walt Disney World, but the experience might as well be in a different universe! Imagine going a mile high in the sky and soaring like a bird for an hour, with only the sound of the wind, the support of the air, the incomparable view (and of course, an experienced sailplane pilot)... More 

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Thank Ben P
Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

My husband gave me a glider flight for my 50th birthday. He knew AI had wanted to try a glider for quite some time as we are both private pilots and I am an adrenaline junkie. This was truly a wonderful experience. The glide port has a beautiful grass strip, the facilities were nice and the the staff was great.... More 

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Thank FloridaTrish
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

Hadn't been "soaring" for over 30 yrs so jumped at the chance to try it again via an online discount. It's kinda out of the way and took over 3hrs and several toll roads to get to fr Jacksonville, Fl (about an hour NW of Orlando, depending on traffic) but thankfully it was a beautiful day and I had a... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

We were welcomed to the Gliderport with open arms, and made to NOT feel like newbies. We were well informed and allowed to move about the gliderport while members of our party flew. Very capable pilots who very much wanted to make this a memorable experience for all. Owner was on site and willing to fill us in on the... More 

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