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Honolulu Soaring

'Soaring the Hawaiian Skies - Since 1970'

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Get ready for some Hawaiian Soaring FUN !

  • Piloted scenic flights for one or two passengers
  • Specialty “hands-on” and aerobatic flights
  • Flight instruction and aircraft rental

See Oahu from a bird’s-eye perspective !

  • One of our “million-mile” glider pilots is your guide
  • Absolutely FANTASTIC views and sensations !
  • Oahu’s famous North Shore comes ALIVE from your bird’s-eye perspective

Honolulu Soaring was formed in 1970 and has operated continuously from Dillingham Airfield on Oahu’s North Shore. At that time, Dillingham was an Air Force Base that had recently been deactivated. When Bill Star and Sam Bleadon came to Hawaii as recent college graduates, the best friends saw an opportunity. With the financial help of Sam’s dad, they started Honolulu Soaring with just one towplane and one glider. Sam Bleadon retired in 2007. Although Sam is retired, he still lends a hand on our Oahu glider tours.

We have an international reputation for a quality experience!


Soar with the eagles safe and secure!

We returned after 7 years to do a encore flight and found it to be just as exciting. Two of us squeezed into the backseat of the glider and off we went for a delightful half hour gliding and sight seeing.

– jcnagle850 • Tripadvisor

It was incredible

As soon as you were unhooked you were as close to a bird as you will ever be. Hearing the wind rush by you as Jonah safely takes you above the scenic North Shore is an experience I won’t forget. The staff is incredibly welcoming, knowledgeable, and always has your safety as a priority. Would definitely go again!

– Anna S • Tripadvisor

Amazing awesomeness!

I did the aerobatic option and it was amazing. Sean was my pilot and a nice guy, it went from zero G to about 4G, it was completely unreal, very exhilarating. I have informed my wife I want to fly gliders, I’m still waiting for the verdict. 100% recommended this experience, I will always remember it.


Something Different!

Booked online. Showed up early at the airport and spent some time chatting with the staff member there. My instructor was very confident and allowed me to fly once the tow plane was away. He talked me through some basic situations. The views were wonderful--especially along the North Shore.

– Karl B • Tripadvisor

Great fun!

What a unique way to experience the North Shore when so much focus is on beaches and underwater exploration. Definitely recommend for a new adventure.

– elizascherer • Tripadvisor