$125 for Gliding Adventure, Including DVD and T-shirt, with Cross Country Soaring, Inc. ($250 Value)

Minneapolis / St Paul

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In a Nutshell

  • Sweeping views
  • One-of-a-kind, customizable air adventure
  • Commemorative DVD and t-shirt

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. By appointment only, subject to weather. Add'l fees may apply changes to reservation made less than 2 days prior. Max weight of 242 lbs. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon: for $125, you get a mile-high soaring and piloting experience, plus a DVD of your flight and a commemorative t-shirt, from Cross Country Soaring, Inc., located at the Faribault Municipal Airport approximately 35 minutes south of Minneapolis (a $250 total value).

Accompanied by one of Cross Country Soaring's FAA-certified pilots or instructors, you'll begin your air adventure by being lifted in a sailplane behind a powered tow aircraft, which will then release the gliding apparatus to allow it—and you—to float gracefully above patchwork farmland stitched together with surplus dental floss. Each ride is about 40 minutes long and can be customized to suit individual appetites for excitement, providing a tranquil cloud nap or a high-energy sky swing dance, and passengers get a chance to take the controls themselves for portions of the flight. Upon reuniting with Earth's hard-candy surface, you'll also receive a DVD of your flying expedition plus a new t-shirt, which you can use to taunt flightless friends and injured geese.


Though Cross Country Soaring, Inc. has yet to receive many reviews, Life to the Max, a WCCO TV program, featured the business last June.

Cross Country Soaring

Cross Country Soaring owner Don Ingraham brings more than 4,000 airborne hours of experience to his sailplanes' controls, maneuvering the engineless crafts through the air with bird-like agility. Tow planes loft each passenger flight airborne, sending planes thousands of feet up into the sky before leaving pilots and their guests gliding through the atmosphere without the noisy distraction of a typical flight. Each flight is different—sailplanes may gain altitude in thermal updrafts before bottoming out stomachs with daring dives. Picnic tables and couches cluster around the hangar, giving friends and family a comfortable place to watch soaring flights. Students eager to earn their own glider rating and fly solo can take advantage of Cross Country Soaring's experienced instructors, learning the ropes under the hawk-like eyes of seasoned pros.

Customer Reviews

Everything was perfect. It was such an amazing experience, with such beautiful sites to see from an unique perspective, as if I was the pilot.
Debra D. · November 8, 2016
I bought this for my husband for Father's Day. He loved his flight.
Cheryl F. · September 14, 2016
Priceless Memories! A must do experience for those who enjoy flying like a bird in the sky. Don is an excellent pilot & has excellent interaction skills & allows you to pilot the plane. Our family of 8 took rides & everyone felt the "wow" factor from start to finish. We also got to ride along in the gator as they pulled the glider to the runway & the plane being pulled off the runway. I would definitely encourage you to add Don & his Team from Cross Country Soaring in Faribault to your bucket list. THANKS DON!
Gary W. · September 6, 2016

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