For years, glider pilots from all over the world have traveled to Minden, Nevada to experience some of the most outstanding soaring conditions. Climb rates exceeding 1,500 feet per minute are often experienced in both thermal and wave lift.
The beautiful Sierra-Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park, the Whites, and Inyo Mountain ranges are some of the incredible places you can visit while soaring from SoaringNV at the Minden-Tahoe Airport.
Whether in your own glider, or in one of our well equipped rentals, the time spent at SoaringNV will almost certainly be among the highlights of your soaring career.
What Are You Looking To Do?
You want a view? We’ve got the best views, seven days a week, year-round. Why not go up in the Spring, soaring over the scenic and vibrant Carson Valley to see the snow peeling away from the Sierras, revealing the bright green forest of trees in the Tahoe Basin, surrounding the startling, clear blue of Lake Tahoe.
Have you always dreamed of flying on your own? Join our flight training program. Experienced instructors will help you to get your Glider licence, and/or specialized soaring skills.
Are you an experienced Glider Pilot and looking for a tow? Soaring NV has several Tow Planes, experienced Tow Pilots, oxygen, and other services to get you into the air.
Offer An Unforgettable Gift
Looking for an awesome gift idea? With our Glider Ride certificate you can give the best gift ever, the gift of flight! Taking a Glider Ride is the perfect way to experience the beauty of Lake Tahoe!
Your New Adventure
Learn to Fly Gliders
You Took a Glider Ride…
And You Liked It?
Students who learn to fly at SoaringNV will have access to some of the best and most challenging soaring conditions in the world. When you complete your flight training with us, you will be a safe and competent pilot, prepared to enjoy everything the sport of soaring has to offer.
We offer both primary instruction to prepare you to get your glider license, and advanced instruction in such areas as cross-country soaring, racing, and aerobatics.
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” Flying the glider with these guys is an awesome experience. Anders and Dana were great, the tour they gave me was so informative. The best birthday gift I have ever received. Thank you guys”.
” One of the best experiences I have ever had. I highly recommend their facility and experience and safety! What a pleasant and exciting experience! “.
” Great staff, amazing instructor (thanks for the flight, Stefan), and unbeatable scenery! The towplane and the glider were both clean and in great shape. I wish I could soar here every day! “.