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Southern California Soaring Academy

32810 165th St E, Llano, CA 93544-1011
+1 661-944-1090
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My 7-year old loved it!

Professional, nice people. They were great with my son. We had a good time. We’ll be back to fly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John W
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Awesome Experience

I came to SCSA with no previous flight experience and I did not expect to progress nearly as much... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
John P
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Southern California Soaring Academy is the premier provider of exhilarating glider rides in Los Angeles. We are surrounded by outstanding soaring conditions and stunning scenery. Visit us in scenic Antelope Valley, just over 1 hour driving time from downtown L.A., where nearly every day is flyable. Come for a ride and bring a friend. It’s an adventure of a lifetime, something you will be talking about for years to come. Open Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon, 9 AM to Sunset. Call or e-mail for reservations.
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32810 165th St E, Llano, CA 93544-1011
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Professional, nice people. They were great with my son. We had a good time. We’ll be back to fly again.

Thank John W
Reviewed 19 November 2017

I came to SCSA with no previous flight experience and I did not expect to progress nearly as much as I did in the 8 months I flew there. SCSA was always flexible and supportive with regards to my goals and availability. The staff is...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I took soaring lessons at the SCSA for a year and could not help but be profoundly impressed by the constant professionalism and expertise of the staff. From the front office to the tow pilots, everyone seemed dedicated to doing his/her job right for every...More

Thank _jdstalk
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I regularly fly to Los Angeles. So I decided to make my way to SCSA yesterday, Sunday, June 25. I sent Chris Bennett an email a week before my trip and he was very accommodating. In fact everyone I met at the academy were very...More

Thank erik m
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I'm a glider student from Russia, visited the Academy during one of my business trips to CA. In RU I'm taking a beginner course on Blanik L13 without any soaring for now (according to our rules, soaring starts later). In CA I wanted to have...More

Thank Balu-183
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I had a terrific time at Crystalaire Airport. Actually, I was in Valyermo at a training camp, running and cycling in the mountains, but being a glider pilot from Sweden I couldn't help noticing the gliders being aerotowed just above the house where we were...More

1  Thank KarinaNi
Reviewed 20 March 2017

From the moment you walk in and meet Alexis to departing good-byes from Julie, Chris,and the ground crew Max and Miguel and everything in between you will say, "once in a life time experience" "beyond expectation", "could not have been any more pleased"!! The management...More

Thank terrischolz
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Outstanding experience in the sky. From the ground crew, to the tow pilot, to the instructor and all the office staff, I could not be happier. Don't miss this extremely affordable experience.

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I came to California/Mojave Desert for a business trip and as glider pilot I had already in mind to use this opportunity also for soaring in the US. By research within internet I stumbled finally across the Southern California Soaring Academy. I went by to...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Southern California Soaring Academy is dedicated to empowering disabled Veterans on their road to recovery through the therapeutic qualities of flying. Flying is an activity which has proven to help with the rehabilitation process. It instills a sense of confidence and helps many with controlling...More

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