Schedule a Demo Ride!

Schedule a Demo Ride!

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A glider demo ride will offer you the thrill of a lifetime!

Evergreen Soaring offers demonstration flights for those who wish to become glider pilots or just want to experience soaring flight. Flights are conducted at the Arlington Municipal Airport.

You'll fly with an FAA-certificated Commercial Pilot in a two-place glider, starting with a tow as high as 3,000 feet above the airport. The flight will last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on soaring conditions.

Highlights

  • Cost is $120 for up to 3,000 foot flight
  • Payment is cash or check only, no credit cards accepted
  • Can accommodate passengers up to 240 lbs and approximately 6 ft 4 in tall
  • Kids can fly too, if they are "big enough"
  • Ready to fly? Self-register at our scheduling page
  • Questions? Submit an inquiry at the bottom of this page

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost? What forms of payment are accepted?

Demo rides are offered for $120 towing up to 3,000 feet. Longer rides are available with higher tows for an additional charge of $20 per thousand feet.

Acceptable forms of payment are cash or check on the day of the flight. Credit cards are not accepted at this time.

Are there weight or height limitations, or age and mobility requirements?

We can accommodate passengers up to 240 pounds in weight and approximately 6 feet 4 inches in height. There is no firm age requirement but children must be able to follow the pilot's directions and be tall enough to see out the window (typically age 10 and up). Some mobility is needed, similar to getting in and out of a deep and somewhat narrow bathtub.

How many passengers can fly on each flight?

Our two-place gliders can only accommodate the pilot and one passenger on each flight. We are happy to accommodate groups with more than one passenger on separate flights for each person.

How do I schedule a flight?

To schedule a demo ride, please visit the following link. You can continue to check back periodically if your preferred date and time is not available.

Evergreen Soaring Demo Ride Schedule

Soaring is dependent on good weather and our club member volunteers so please be flexible in case we need to postpone or reschedule your flight.

If you wish to be notified when we add new flying dates or if you have any other questions, please submit your inquiry through the "Contact Us" form below.

Where are the flights conducted?

At the scheduled day and time of your flight please meet in front of the Arlington Municipal Airport office on the east side of the field at 18204 59th Dr NE in Arlington. You'll be escorted out to the glider operations area from there. A map of the airport is available at the following link.

Arlington Municipal Airport Map

Please note that Google Maps and other online mapping services will direct you to the wrong side of the airport on the northwest ramp. If you want to use Google Maps to navigate, search instead for "Ellie's At The Airport" which is next door to the airport office building.

What should I bring?

Bring a hat (no caps with buttons on top are allowed), sunscreen, sunglasses and some water. A small point-and-shoot or smartphone camera is usually a good idea too, along with cash or check for the flight.

Who can I contact with additional questions or for help with scheduling?

Please submit your inquiry through the "Contact Us" form below.

Contact Us

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