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Vancouver Island Soaring Centre

Vancouver Island Soaring Centre

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Gillian C. ·
Reviewed August 21, 2013
Very friendly and adaptable business. We had to postpone our appointment twice because of unforseen circumstances and it was never a problem. We had a fantastic experience and would recommend this (we have already!) to everyone.


Danielle C. ·
Reviewed August 5, 2013
Andrejc. And his staff were very friendly and professional and the glider f light was very exciting! We are definatly going back next summer for another flight.....we have to drive 18 hours to do so. But is well worth it! I would and have recommended it to all my friends!


Pat Y. ·
Reviewed October 1, 2014
Plan on at least a one-hour flight:the 1/2 hr. I booked went far too fast! Friendly, knowledgeable people, and a wonderful experience. I plan on doing this again next year!

What You'll Get

Flying is the only way to get close enough to a cloud to milk it or to visit your secret sky family. Break free from earthly bonds with this Groupon.

$99 for a Valley-View Scenic Glider Flight with a Personal HD Video ($200 Value)

A certified pilot tows a two-seat glider up to 3,000 feet in the air before cutting ties and letting the craft gently float above the scenic Alberni Valley landscape. A Transport Canada–licenced pilot controls the craft from the back seat, allowing the passenger to lie back and enjoy views of the lakes, farmland, and mountains dotting the valley. An HD camera mounted in the aircraft records the entire journey, offering a plane's-eye view or a recording of the passenger. Flights last approximately 20 minutes.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Not valid until 4/1/13. Reservation required; subject to availability. 220lb weight max. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Vancouver Island Soaring Centre

While man has not yet mastered a bird's ability to fly, we can approximate their effortless motion and unrivalled views through the glider airplane. Nestled in the Alberni Valley, the Vancouver Island Soaring Centre leads passengers on elevated journeys across the mountainous natural scenery. The VISC's fleet of PW-6U and PW-5 Smyk gliders are made of composite materials, making them light and ideal for sneaking up on cumulonimbus in the morning while they are still busy gluing on fresh cotton balls. In a Piper Pawnee plane, a pilot certified by Transport Canada leads each flight to a height of 2,000–6,000 feet before releasing the glider into the blue expanse. A separate certified pilot directs the craft from the back seat as the craft is kept aloft by thermal energy. Vancouver Island Soaring Centre can also record each blissful flying experience onto a take-home USB drive.

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