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Address: Marfa Airport, Marfa, TX
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
katherinebp
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Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Fort Davis, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 their primary message plus passenger comfort. Very small space inside, some turbulence at first, and... More 

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 stayed up all day!! He also gives you a history and geography lesson while you're... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 I've ever had. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!!!

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the perfect introduction to the sport of gliding. I would encourage anyone passing though Marfa... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the experience. He's good about emailing and calling prior to the flight, and when you're... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I emailed and am still waiting for a call back. I thought it would be a cool thing to do while in Marfa. Oh well I can always go again since I am in west Texas.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

I, my wife and 2 others of our group took glider rides with Master Flight Instructor Burt Compton at the Marfa airport. We had contacted Burt a few weeks before our trip at which time he sent an email detailing what to expect as well as what to bring. Burt's primary concern is safety and ensuring a pleasant experience for... More 

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