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Address: 1138 Airport Rd, Minden, NV 89423-8611
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SoaringNV provides • Glider rides • Glider pilot instruction • Aero-tow •...

SoaringNV provides • Glider rides • Glider pilot instruction • Aero-tow • Aero-retrieves • Oxygen • Flight currency reviews • Weather briefings ...and more! Visit SoaringNV in the friendly atmosphere of our hangar at 1138 Airport Road on the Minden-Tahoe Airport.

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Do it!!

Absolutely amazing experience soaring over the Sierras! Get to be amongst the magic views of Tahoe and surrounding areas. Super friendly staff and a thrill of a lifetime in this... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Abbey D
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience soaring over the Sierras! Get to be amongst the magic views of Tahoe and surrounding areas. Super friendly staff and a thrill of a lifetime in this area of the world. DO IT! :)

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Thank Abbey D
Beloit, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had a group of four that wanted to take our first glider ride. We spoke with Lori on the phone and let her know our vacation schedule was very tight and we could only complete the ride on a certain morning. Lori went out of her way to accommodate us by changing some of her schedule! Our group got... More 

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1 Thank beloitends1955
Beloit, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Tim was my pilot. He was outstanding and very helpful in informing me of everything that was going to happen, how to prepare myself for stunts, parachute, safety and he even gave me a lesson on flying the glider. We did most of the stunts that pilots do in air shows. Also, all of the people working there are friendly... More 

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Thank 109wayne1956
Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

First glider ride over Lake Tahoe. Cost $269 for one, cheaper for two. I was nervously excited about taking my first glider ride. It was a breeze and perfect weather to view the valley, mountains, ski areas and Lake Tahoe. A licensed pilot (I had Stefan who was awesome) - a lot of experience flying. (Very reassuring). He sat in... More 

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1 Thank Linstrvlgems
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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2 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Everyone at Soaring Nevada made a unique adventure with my father enjoyable and memorable - Laurie was so great to have squeezed us into their schedule. Her hubby, Silvio, gave us a smooth ride up into the bright, clear sky and Stephan, our pilot, gave us the ride of our lives - soaring over the bluest of blues of Lake... More 

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Thank rmmaxfield
Sacramento, California, Usa
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160 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

People come from all around the globe to fly gliders out of Minden. Soaring NV is a full service soaring operation with very nice facilities, up to date gliders, very competent instructors, and standardized operations that make for a safe and happy experience. Whether you are going for your first soaring ride or getting checked out in their planes to... More 

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Thank GuyA473
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Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

My son and I booked a 40 minute tandem glider trip. Unfortunately we are way to muscular and couldn't fit in one glider. Around 400 pounds together. The nice people at soaring nv accommodated us and we each took a single glider ride. We both had a great time and the views of Lake Tahoe were spectacular. On the return... More 

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Thank David W
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 17 May 2015

I went to Soaring NV for the 2015 Wave Camp and found everyone to be extremely welcoming and helpful. I had a fantastic week and three days of wave to round it all off. If you want the experience of classic wave flying in stunning surroundings then what are you waiting for ?? You won't be disappointed. Many thanks to... More 

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Thank Tim H
GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

Tim, We would have been really sad to not have a few days of wave for someone who travelled to Minden Nevada all the way from the UK for that very weather condition. But the Mother Nature did not disappoint, and we managed some great wave flying. Thanks for attending--it was great to get to know you. Please hurry back... More 

Wiesbaden, Germany
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

I had such a great time at Wave Camp last year that I went back! I wasn't the only repeater. This year's instructors presented their material in such a way that it all seemed new, valuable, and relevant. One of the things that really impressed me was the enthusiasm and motivation of the employees was such that you could barely... More 

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Thank ltcterry2006
GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

It was our goal to make Wave Camp relevant for repeat customers. Thank you for confirmation that we did it. Soaring is a sport that we are passionate about. We love to spread the joy to other enthusiasts of the sport. Stay tuned for the big plans we are making for Wave Camp 2016. (Hint: it may include a ship... More 

Dana Point, California
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104 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

OK. Prior to coming to Minden, I landed there once after a long cross country flight in my gilder from Southern California. Then the reception from the staff at Soaring NV was most warm and friendly. This time, I went back after I found an ad in Soaring Magazine for Wave Camp. I immediately signed up! What did I get?... More 

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Thank Tom B
GliderGirl, Owner at SoaringNV, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed Wave Camp 2015, Tom. And thank you for taking your time to post a description of your experience. Camp this year was among the best--we even had a little mountain wave show up for us to fly in. We often wish we could control the weather, but we can control the friendliness of our... More 

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