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Harris Hill Soaring Corporation

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Thrilling ride

The wife was nervous at first but once up in the air that changed she said the ride was comfortable... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
john h
Syracuse, New York
An amazing experience.

Sometimes flights will be delayed or canceled due to weather conditions. If delayed, no worries... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Maria Z
Buffalo, New York
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  • Average4%
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57 Soaring Hill Dr, Elmira, NY 14903-9204
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 October 2010

You can do just about anything associated with soaring at Harris Hill! The National Soaring Center features a museum, a family amusement/campground area, and rides in sailplanes. Sailplane rides are on a first-come-first-served basis, so the wait can be lengthy. The admission to the museum...More

4  Thank jpeter100
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 May 2012

The information is great but some of the displays could use some TLC.

1  Thank lidokeyjames
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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
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I had a fantastic glider ride as a birthday present! The crew on the ground were extremely welcoming and professional. Glider flight is so elegant, with the only sound being the rush of the wind around the plane. This made it really easy to communicate...More

Thank Elspeth O
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

I purchased a gift certificate for a glider ride for my fiance for his birthday. We arrived and were told he would be going up in the glider in 20-30 min. We waited after 30 min passed we were told he's next and will be...More

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We visited Harris Hill Amusement Park and stopped to see the gliders! It was AMAZING! All of us (adults and kids) loved every minute of it! So exciting for us as we never got to see something like this coming from the big city. The...More

Thank Lisa B
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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.