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Harris Hill Soaring Center

51 Soaring Hill Dr, Elmira, NY 14903-9204
+1 607-734-0641
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I am new to the area and the only place I knew to take a visitor was Harris Hill. We happened upon... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Rochester, New York

Really Beautiful and interesting Museum!!! With a lot of History about Aircraft and Pilots!!! You... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Nevil G
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51 Soaring Hill Dr, Elmira, NY 14903-9204
+1 607-734-0641
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I am new to the area and the only place I knew to take a visitor was Harris Hill. We happened upon the Soaring museum and decided to visit. We were welcomed very warmly by all staff. Great display on the history of gliders. Superb...More

Thank beecompany
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Really Beautiful and interesting Museum!!! With a lot of History about Aircraft and Pilots!!! You would love it.

Thank Nevil G
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The glider experience itself was excellent. The pilot was very helpful in assisting getting in and out of the glider. The sailplane caught lots of thermals and the foliage was beautiful. The takeoff/landing strip was on a short flat surface of a hill so at...More

Thank sheepherder1
Reviewed 13 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
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Can I get advance reservation for soaring ride and what is cost?
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.