Mile High Gliding

Sailplane touring rides, rentals, and flight instruction.
Opening at 8:00 AM tomorrow
Header image for the site

Updates

We are proud to have been able to take Elyssa up for a glider flight last week after the Dear Jack Foundation reached out to us. Elyssa was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Before her diagnosis she was preparing to move to Cairo and was an avid athlete and ballroom dancer.

Going for a glid...

Read More
Book

15% Off August Rides

Aug 2, 2019 – Aug 31, 2019

Rides flown during the month of August (2019) receive 15% off by using #AugustSoaring at checkout.

Show this code at the store: #AugustSoaring

Veterans and military members receive a 15% discount on all glider rides year-round as a thank you for serving our country! Tell us at the store when you come in to fly, and we'll apply the discount!

Tow pilots wanted! We are looking for pilots who hold a commercial certificate and have at least 25 hours of recent tailwheel experience. Two 260hp Piper Pawnees and a 180hp Super Cub. We have a blast flying out of KBDU and many Alaska and airline careers have been launched with high performance ...

Read More
Learn more

Landing a glider at a towered airport?!? We took our ride plane to a fly-in at Rocky Mountain Metro and it was a big hit! Video linked below...

Learn more

Testimonials

2 months ago
Best experience of the summer by far! I can't wait to come back. I was already in awe on the way up, that I forgot the ride was supposed to be the glide down! The sights from the skies are just amazing! I could choose to have either a peaceful ride down or a bumpy ride. Of course I chose the latter! Felt like a rollercoaster. Great experience and my new favorite thing to do in Denver!
- Jason B
9 months ago
We had such an amazing experience on the glider ride with Doug! He was very knowledgeable about the area and took the time to recommend places nearby to check out for us travelers! He was sure we were comfortable the whole ride and explained every things very well as they happened. We were able to experience g forces and play around in the glider before landing. What an adrenaline rush! Highly recommend!
- Mandy O
7 months ago
Boulder is a really beautiful place to fly over and experience from the air. The aerobatic flight adds to that with an experience unlike anything I'd ever had on commercial flights (or even small planes like Cessnas). The experience is amazing and the new management seems to really care about the customer. Highly recommend.
- Bill F

About us

It's scenic!

For all rides except our Double Flights, you will sit in the front seat of a two-place glider, with your pilot seated behind you. The clear Plexiglass canopy allows an unobstructed view of the fabulous mountain and college town scenery surrounding you.

It's silent!

After an aerotow to a suitable altitude, your pilot will release the line from the towplane. You will soar effortlessly, free from engine noise. The enclosed cockpit seals out wind blast to allow easy conversation. With recreation the goal, the pilot is free of most radio, navigation, and air traffic control duties.

It's safe!

All rides are given in high performance sailplanes, which are as large as airplanes and not to be confused with small, lightweight hang gliders. Our gliders are certified by the FAA to the same high standards as engine-driven aircraft. Our ride pilots are FAA-certificated commercial pilots. Passengers may be of nearly all shapes, sizes, and ages, and require no training, actions, or physical prowess. We deliver over 1,000 fun outdoor experiences a year.

It's soaring!

The glider's wings seem to sprout from your shoulders, and you feel yourself flying like a bird. You may even be lucky enough to find yourself exploring the air currents with a red-tail hawk or a bald eagle! On many days, nature provides the atmospheric engine for longer, higher, further adventure.

On our longer flights, your pilot can demonstrate gentle aerobatic maneuvers if you wish, or let you take the controls for a portion of the flight. You can also just relax and let your pilot take you on a scenic area tour. See the University of Colorado, the Boulder Flatirons, the Arapahoe Peaks, Long's Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Denver... mountain lakes, old mining towns, ski resorts, nature preserves and trails, national research laboratories...

Contact Us

Contact

Call now
  • (303) 527-1122

Address

Get directions
5534 Independence Rd
Boulder, CO 80301
United States

Business Hours

Mon:Closed
Tue:Closed
Wed:8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat:8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sun:8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Contact Us
Message sent. We'll get back to you soon.