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Vancouver Island Soaring Centre

Alberni Valley Regional Airport, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 7L9, Canada
+1 250-667-3591
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Flying above the Beaufort Mountain Range!!

Last summer I had another wonderful adventure, flying as a passenger in the PWU-6 sailplane in Port... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Hugs20
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Victoria, Canada
A grand day out

The whole experience was wonderful. I would thoroughly recommend it. The crew at the club were very... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
grahamnixon9
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Alberni Valley Regional Airport, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 7L9, Canada
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Last summer I had another wonderful adventure, flying as a passenger in the PWU-6 sailplane in Port Alberni, at the airport. So much fun .. I love being in the air .. so very peaceful to be up in the sky ..soaring over the countryside...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The whole experience was wonderful. I would thoroughly recommend it. The crew at the club were very friendly. My flight lasted over half an hour. The views you get of the mountains and the lakes are breathtaking. Taking your camera is a must.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Spectacular! Wonderful people running the business. Thrilling and peaceful experience. Absolutely recommend.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Had a great experience flying with these guys. Excellent crew. I Will definitely be doing this again.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Such a great time gliding with Vancouver Island Soaring Centre. The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. The equipment was clean and comfortable. All in all it was even better then I expected. I would certainly recommend Vancouver Island Soaring Centre to anyone who is...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Not only was the flight experience amazing, with stellar views and a great pilot, but the ground crew and staff were engaged, knowledgeable, and fun. I highly recommend this experience, you won't regret it.

Thank Amphyre
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The flight was amazing as were Andre and staff. Pilot Nick let me take the controls for a while, what a responsive aircraft! Not having an engine to weigh you down (or make noise) makes it feel like you can 'float' all day.

Thank 381rick
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience lived up to and exceeded my dreams. I have definite plans to soar again at the VISC (Port Alberni). The birdseye views were spectacular. Next time I will book a longer flight to be able to get an even better feel for the...More

Thank Erika S
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

I came upon the Soaring Centre just browsing adds in my room. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the 30 minute flight. The pilots and ground folks were very nice and even pointed out Air Jordon's private jet sitting in the salvage area. The pilot...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

My two sisters and I grew up hearing about my Mom's adventures as a pilot. For her 84th birthday, VISC took her up to 4000 feet to soar with the eagles for 30 minutes. She was more than thrilled! The staff was informative, friendly and...More

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NoName2210
2 April 2016|
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Response from Dwayne R | Reviewed this property |
There is only enough room for the pilot and one passenger, however, someone will be on the ground the whole time and will answer any questions and talk of past glider experiences. Both my mother and I went for a flight and... More
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Mark A
19 August 2015|
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Response from AndrzejRoznowski | Property representative |
Hi Mark, We are located 8 miles west from the city of Port Alberni at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport. we offer three different flights: 15' 30' and 1 hour long, the prices are: $125.00, $195.00 and $265.00 for more... More
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