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Harris Hill Soaring Center

51 Soaring Hill Dr, Elmira, NY 14903-9204
+1 607-734-0641
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Thrilling flight on a perfect day!

What a great ride! Was a perfect day, bright blue sky with some billowing clouds. Nice... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
Mark J
,
New Hampshire
Thrilling ride

The wife was nervous at first but once up in the air that changed she said the ride was comfortable... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
john h
,
Syracuse, New York
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51 Soaring Hill Dr, Elmira, NY 14903-9204
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

What a great ride! Was a perfect day, bright blue sky with some billowing clouds. Nice accommodating and knowledgeable staff in the clubhouse. Pilot did a great job in giving information on thermals and gliding procedures. Felt quite welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the sailplane experience....More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The wife was nervous at first but once up in the air that changed she said the ride was comfortable quiet and beautiful. Tom her pilot was great explaining the workings of the plane and the sights of the valley below. Highly recommend the trip....More

Thank john h
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Sometimes flights will be delayed or canceled due to weather conditions. If delayed, no worries! It is greatly worth the wait! The nature and beauty of the flight experience can be easily observed by the instructors and staff, who are eager to pass their love...More

Thank Maria Z
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Our family of five adults chose Harris Hill Soaring as one of our destinations to celebrate the 75th birthdays. Only one of us had flown before (in 1972) so the flights generated much excitement long before our arrival. We were advised to arrive early just...More

Thank hsmithconsulsv
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Did this 5 years ago here before I joined the Army and had a lot of fun. Someone there heard my brother was a Marine and he got to fly for free. Guides/pilots were very helpful and the views were beautiful. Even saw bald eagles...More

Thank WriterOfCode
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Ventured there again with beautiful weather and a clear view of the Chemung Valley. This is a DO NOT MISS if one is in the area. It is the glider capital of the Northeast. It has glider rides able to purchase, several competitions during the...More

Thank arnold t
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is the epicenter of soaring in the USA. The airport hosts many soaring competitions during the year, and during the summer does public glider rides. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The prices for the rides are less expensive than expected....More

Thank Kenneth G
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Harris Hill is the glider capital of the northeast. The Soaring Center sits at the top of Harris Hill which lover looks the Chemung Vally and Chemuch river in Big Flats, NY. It's a beautiful spot to visit with a driving range, swimming pool, putt-putt...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 25 October 2015

I had a fantastic glider ride as a birthday present! The crew on the ground were extremely welcoming and professional. Glider flight is so elegant, with the only sound being the rush of the wind around the plane. This made it really easy to communicate...More

Thank Elspeth O
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Had my first Glider Ride Saturday with Moe as my pilot. It was outstanding. Moe went out of his way to explain soaring, piloting the plane, and let me take a brief turn at flying the Glider. It was a fantastic experience. In the fall,...More

Thank David C
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BobRishel
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Response from gofishdan | Reviewed this property |
Just show up and get on the list. under a hundred bucks and the most stunning views you can imagine.
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