Take flight with Hood River Soaring
Hood River Soaring is passionate about sharing our love of soaring with experienced and aspiring pilots and with the people who live in and visit the scenic Hood River Valley. We offer glider rides to the public and glider rental, towing, and instruction to our members. Our youth program makes glider pilot training affordable and accessible to the next generation who live in the mid-Columbia Gorge.
Experience the grand beauty and geologic wonders of the Columbia River Gorge from a two-passenger glider.
A World-Class Flying Experience
Hood River, Oregon is a world class soaring destination. Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Hood River combines breathtaking scenery and consistent soaring conditions with a community of experienced, welcoming pilots.
We invite visiting glider pilots to come fly with us. We also offer temporary membership plans for novices who are visiting the Gorge to take introductory flight lessons.
Pilot Tim provided me with the experience of a lifetime today.
Timothy Burleson Scenic Ride Customer* View More Testimonials
What an awesome experience!
Beautiful views, incredible staff you can’t beat it. You have got to go fly the gorge.
Todd Bybee Scenic Ride Customer* View More Testimonials
Amazing and beautiful! We will be back!
Ground crew, Stan, was really helpful. Our tow pilot and glider pilot were knowledgeable and fun.
Alisa Brake Scenic Ride Customer* View More Testimonials
I really enjoyed the sailplane ride!
Our pilot was very informative and professional.
Mary O'Brien Scenic Ride Customer* View More Testimonials
The community is welcoming, knowledgeable, and ready to give encouragement.
Hood River Soaring has turned an interesting hobby into a dream come true. *
Ian Wiebke Youth Program Participant* View More Testimonials
Awesome group of people!
Everyone was so nice and helpful, I would highly recommend them.
Rod Walters Scenic Ride Customer* View More Testimonials
We gained a whole new perspective on the Gorge.
We would definitely recommend booking a ride with Hood River Soaring the next time you are looking for a new and fun experience. *
Becky Brun Scenic Ride Customer* View More Testimonials
the perfect opportunity to pursue my goals
I joined Hood River Soaring when I was 15 . . . Through its work-study program, Hood River Soaring offered me the perfect opportunity to pursue my goals and get involved in the community. *
Nathan Fuentes Youth Program Participant* View More Testimonials
an inviting environment that cultivates inclusion and support for all its young members
Hood River Soaring makes training and becoming a glider pilot accessible through its work-study program . . . We personally have incredible gratitude for all the hard work its board and club members put into making it such a success. *
Carrie and Mark Fuentes Parents of Youth Program Participant* View More Testimonials
Great people. Great lift!
Gary Boggs Visiting Glider Pilot* View More Testimonials
Training the Next Generation of Pilots
We believe that learning to fly should be accessible to all people, regardless of age or economic means. That’s why Hood River Soaring provides work-study opportunities and scholarships for youth in our area to become glider pilots. If you are between the ages of 13 and 25, please contact us to learn more.