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Honolulu Soaring

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Address: 68-760 Farrington Hwy, Dillingham Airfield, Waialua, Oahu, HI 96791-0626
Phone Number: +1 808-637-0207
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Hawaii’s oldest and largest soaring operation, Original Glider Rides has...

Hawaii’s oldest and largest soaring operation, Original Glider Rides has been operating tours at Dillingham Airfield since 1970. Soaring the skies over northwest Oahu, panoramic vistas unfold as your pilot guides you in this bubble-topped aircraft. You’ll be in awe as you fly on the wings of the wind with sights and sensations you’ve never experienced before. A 20-minute flight can attain altitudes of 3,000 ft. or more. Single passengers can kick it up a notch with specialized add-on flight services like aerobatic loop-d-loops and Eagle mini-lessons.

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best 40 minutes of holiday

reservation was for 40 minutes of "Hands-on" soaring instructor was excellent - informative, patient - did everything to make the flight superb a friend was in another glider at... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I truly enjoyed gliding through the air over the Northwest corner of Oahu, Hi. The experience was exciting, but never worrysome or scary. Our pilot is an expert, friendly and knowlegable of the areas we could see. Unfortunately the winds were not as cooperative as we hoped. Our 30 minute trip only lasted 20 min.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our mistake is that we did a helicopter ride prior to this. So drifting over the same area for 20 minutes seemed expensive compared to what we got for a little more money. Very tight plane, and the pilot was not a happy individual. The tip was ok, but not recommended.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

reservation was for 40 minutes of "Hands-on" soaring instructor was excellent - informative, patient - did everything to make the flight superb a friend was in another glider at the same time so he made sure we got good views of each other next time in Oahu, I'll be soaring again!

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Buckley, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great flight, great pilots and support staff, from the pick-up at my hotel until the return. Beautiful scenery and great information, Hawaiian Airlines loss is our gain 😉

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Waikiki, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I had booked a 30 minute glider flight for two online a week out. Took the first glider opening which was 11:00am. We arrived 15 minutes early and was immediately checked in by Ann at the desk. Dillingham Airfield has skydiving on one end and gliders on the other with separate entrances to their respective areas. After signing in we're... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Amazing experience that I will treasure forever. Everyone there is so friendly and the ride was amazing. Views were out of this world. Highly recommend the trip whether you are staying on the north shore or Honolulu/Waikiki. Do it!!

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Vary nice people! They know what they are doing. Relax surrounding good viewing from the glider. glad I did it

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Orange County
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Bill, time to hang up your operation. Your entire operation is obsolete, you aircraft are ancient. I never would have expected such an unprofessional flying company like this anywhere in the US. Dude, you have had a great run. 45 years is long enough, quite while you are ahead. The confusion I experienced today makes me wonder about your entire... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The company was outstanding. On the day of the flight the weather wasn't perfect for gliding. Whilst the skies were clear, the flight was a little bumpy. The instructor was fantastic, calming my nerves and guiding me through the steps of taking the controls. Due to such a still day, my flight was cut short. The company arranged for me... More 

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charleston, sc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

John was an excellent and fun pilot. The airspace over Dillingham offered beautiful mountain and ocean views at 2500 feet.

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