Fly Sailplanes Above the Mountains and Desert


Location: Warner Springs (75 Miles / 1.5 Hours Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 9AM – 5PM (Weekday reservations strongly recommended)

Cost: Rides start at $125 for 20 Minutes. ($160 for 2 people)

Features: Glide over the Mountains and Desert on a Sail Plane

glider-ridesGliding Highlights: Did you see the NBC Today Show when Lester Holt glided over the San Diego Mountains on a Sail Plane with no engine? Well, he was flying with Sky Sailing of Warner Springs. You too can enjoy the thrill of soaring like the golden eagles, which reside in the San Diego Mountains.

Participants will get a lesson starting on the ground and then get to take over the controls as much or as little as they want while sailing through the beautiful San Diego skies. You will usually get to see everything from the Pacific Ocean to the San Diego Desert on a clear day. Afterward, you will be given a roll of film taken during your adventure to show off to all of your friends back home.

Information on Soaring Over the Mountains.

Rates: (Costs are Approximate)

  • There are several flight options available. Rides last from 20 – 40 minutes and can include one or two guests.
  • Most flights are geared for first time users. However, aerobatic flying is also available for those with experience or a need for a more dramatic adventure.
  • For all of the details and tickets for Gliding, visit the Sky Sailing home page.

glider-airportDirections from Google Maps to 31930 CA-79 in Warner Springs, CA 92086. (Look for the small Warner Springs Airport. You shouldn’t miss it because there is virtually no development in this remote area.)

Traffic – Daytime travel to Warner Springs is relatively easy. Once travelers are east of I-15, most roads are generally two-lanes with a handful of hills and curves. However, most routes avoid the higher mountain ranges in the surrounding area.

Transit – There are no transit options that get you to Warner Springs on a regular basis.

Related Attractions – While visiting Warner Springs, you may also want to stop by the nearby Palomar Observatory and Palomar District of the Cleveland National Forest.

Find More Attractions with Similar Themes or Location: Aviation & Auto Museums, Desert Adventure, Mountain Adventure, North County Inland, Palomar / Northern Mountains, Scenic Views, Sky-High Adventures |

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