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 several types of demonstration flights for those who wish to experience soaring in unpowered gliders. Flights are conducted at the Arlington Municipal Airport.

You'll fly with an FAA-certificated Commercial Pilot in a two-place glider, starting with an aerotow behind the Piper Pawnee tow plane. The flight will last anywhere from 20 to 90 minutes depending on the flight option selected and soaring conditions.

Flight Options

High Peaks Tour - $500

Climb to 8,000 feet in the high-performance DG-1000S glider to our mountain soaring playground in the North Cascades. You'll fly over tall peaks close-up including Three Fingers, Whitehorse and Liberty Mountain, with Glacier Peak in the distance.

Pilchuck Tour - $400

Climb to 6,000 feet in the high-performance DG-1000S glider to Mount Pilchuck. Wave to hikers at the fire lookout tower and get a birds-eye view of nearby Heather Lake and Lake Twenty-Two. See the beauty of the North Cascades spreading out to the east.

Foothills Tour - $300

Climb to 4,000 ft in the high-performance DG-1000S glider to the nearby foothills. See the Oso landslide, Wheeler and Blue Mountain, and the peaks of the North Cascades towering nearby.

Local Flight - $200

Climb to 3,000 feet in the L-23 Super Blanik glider. Feel what it's like to fly without an engine over the neighborhoods, fields and rivers near the Arlington airport. 

Key Details

  • Passenger maximum weight is 240 lbs.
  • No aerobatic maneuvers are performed or permitted on our demo rides, per club rules.
  • Gift certificates are not currently offered, as we cannot guarantee flight availability.
  • Ready to fly? Self-register at our scheduling page.
  • Questions? Submit an inquiry at the bottom of this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 are no firm age requirements, 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. Flights are scheduled first-come first-served. 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.

We do not maintain a waiting list, or schedule flights via email or telephone. If you wish to be notified when we add new flying dates, please send an email to

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

Directions on Google Maps

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?

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

Contact Us

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