$89 for a 30-Minute Glider Ride at Sundance Aviation in Moriarty ($151 Value)


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In a Nutshell

Established glider-plane outfit sends patrons up to 18,000 feet during 30- or 45-minute guided rides for panoramic views of dessert

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to weather. Flights are non-transferable. Extra $30 fee for upgrade to 45 minute flight. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Flying offers a majestic escape from overcrowded highways jammed up with cars, trucks, and sturdy uncles giving piggyback rides. Fly over spectacular New Mexico landscape with today’s Groupon: for $89, you get a 30-minute glider ride at Sundance Aviation, located in Moriarty (a $151 value). Sky riders can upgrade to 45-minute rides for an additional $30.

Sundance Aviation founder and experienced glider Rick Kohler leads a skyborne staff of accomplished pilots as they spirit passengers out of Moriarty Municipal Airport to altitudes of up to 18,000 feet. A small plane lifts the wafting vessel into the air before it begins its solo coasting over the picturesque New Mexico dessert. Riders can ascend in the high-performance Grob 103 fiberglass glider. The soaring machines ride thermal air columns to achieve unprecedented hang time, a technique favored by NBA players until it was outlawed in 2002, and pilots hand off the cockpit controls to riders for a few minutes of experimental aeronauting. Call one week ahead to schedule a flight.

Sundance Aviation

At Sundance Aviation, shimmering fiberglass gliders soar up to 18,000 feet above see level as they cruise over the New Mexico desert. Pilots navigate gliders such as the modern fiberglass Grob 103 high above the air, riding thermal in the summer and mountain wave lifts in the winter. Pilots offer easy-going, scenic tours as well as more acrobatic flights that take passengers on a series of multiple loops, wing-overs, chandelles, and deep stalls.

Customer Reviews

The experience was awesome, getting to control the plane gave a feel for how complicated it is to control this simple craft. It was very much worth the price. The crew were also great. The pilot that flew with me was very good with flight instruction and encouraging. I definitely recommend trying this.
Stephen M. · May 3, 2016
Great experience!
Marc W. · November 22, 2015
Fantastic! One of the most memorable experiences of my life!
Caitlin K. · October 14, 2014
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    50 George Applebay Way

    Moriarty, New Mexico 87035


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