Wow! What an amazing organization. I learned to fly gliders safely and affordably with Hood River Soaring, three years ago. This group of selfless volunteers helped me to achieve the dream job of commercial (glider) pilot. They work tirelessly, each day, to give others, especially local youth, the opportunity to fly silently and safely, while minimizing fuel burn and environmental impact.
Ridge soaring with the birds, thermaling out in the valley, or riding high on mountain wave; Hood River Soaring is a unique place with unbelievable scenery and lift, thanks to mother nature.
A very welcoming group, I’d encourage anyone considering a glider ride or pilot training to take advantage of all that Hood River Soaring has to offer, from scenic rides, to ground school, to plot training.