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Marfa Gliders

Marfa Airport, Marfa, TX
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Great Aviation Experience

As a 30+ year private pilot (single engine) and aircraft owner, I've flown with a lot of other... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Naperville, Illinois
via mobile
I love to Fly

Found out about this place from some friends and went out to take a ride. Burt, the owner, is a... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Laguna Beach, CA
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Marfa Airport, Marfa, TX
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

As a 30+ year private pilot (single engine) and aircraft owner, I've flown with a lot of other pilots and flight instructors. Burt is one of the best I've met. I met him for the first time just before our scheduled flight together at Marfa...More

Thank bwbeaird
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Found out about this place from some friends and went out to take a ride. Burt, the owner, is a great pilot with lots of information about Marfa. As I have over 100 hours in sailplanes, this was a real treat for me. Highly recommended.

3  Thank TravelsWithStephen
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Awesome thing to do when you're visiting Marfa. Professional, fun, and thrilling. He did a great job checking in on us to make sure we weren't scared, and he provided a lot of info about the local area while we were soaring. Highly recommend!

Thank katherinebp
Reviewed 22 November 2016

There is no way to describe this experience. Are you flying by yourself as if soaring? Are you a bird or a human in sleek, beautiful work of art? It was totally unread. The pilot and assistants were all professional, top notch aviators. Safety was...More

Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend taking this adventure. Very very safe. Burt Compton does a very good job on briefing and flying the glider

Thank MikeKSanAntonio
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Add soaring over Marfa to your bucket list...a truly amazing experience!!!! Burt Compton and crew are completely focused on your safety and enjoyment. With perfect weather, Burt was so kind (and skilled) to keep us up for 26 minutes after the tow release. I could've...More

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I emailed them on friday on my way down and i was able to ride on saturday. SO SO SO happy it worked out!!! They were such nice guys and I felt very safe through it all. It was seriously one of the best experiences...More

1  Thank Kacie G
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Everyone was very professional and I felt very safe. It is the funnest experience in Marfa Texas! You cannot find gliding anywhere, and Marfa has the best gliding conditions, and little air traffic which made me feel even safer. A must do out here!!!

1  Thank MarfaGuest
Reviewed 17 December 2014

I went to Marfa for an FAA check-ride, but also took an orientation flight with Burt and his crew. Marfa Gliders is highly professional operation with excellent equipment and a well-trained, friendly staff. Combine this with spectacular scenery, and fine soaring conditions and you have...More

4  Thank FlyingFish70
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Wasn't expecting to do this on a recent trip, but on a lark decided to give it a try. Burt Compton is an accomplished glider pilot and instructor, so you're in good hands. And he's also a really nice guy, which added a lot to...More

6  Thank ewebber
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Peggy F
8 May 2016|
Response from MarfaGuest | Reviewed this property |
Two people cannot go at once. Approximate cost is 130-150 a ride. More information at flygliders . com You have to email instructor first and he will help guide you through your questions and prepare you for an awesome time!