Our Glider Fleet

Bird of paradise glider over the ocean

Bird of Paradise – N5761S

The Bird of Paradise, like all SGS 2-32s, carries three people – the pilot and two passengers. The passengers sit side-by-side in the back seat. Two average-sized adults fit cozily.

Hawaiian glider in flight

Aloha Spirit – N794KS

The Aloha Spirit is an ASK-21, manufactured by Alexander Schleicher in Germany. The Schleicher Company is the oldest glider company in the world, producing gliders since 1929. We use this craft for aerobatic demonstration flights.

Hawaiian glider

L- 19 Bird Dogs

All of Honolulu Soaring’s towplanes are L-19 Bird Dogs. Manufactured by Cessna and designated Cessna 305, this airplane was developed for the military as an observation aircraft.

Hawaiian glider in take off

Tropical Breeze

Schweizer Aircraft Corporation is the oldest family-run aircraft company in the U.S. They sold their first glider in 1937. The Schweizer 2-32, which went into production in 1962, is famous world-wide for being the only glider that can carry three people, the pilot and two passengers.

Hawaiian glider in flight

Sky Surfer

Originally designed to carry two people sitting in tandem, front and back seats, the aircraft was actually wide enough to accommodate two average-sized people in the back seat. And, the FAA approved it to carry two passengers and a pilot.

Our 48th year !   Honolulu Soaring is known by two other familiar names:
The Original GLIDER RIDES ®  and   Mr Bill’s Original GLIDER RIDES ®

Operation Hours

Because of the excellent flying conditions in Hawaii, this soaring activity operates year-round. The hours of operation are 10 am to 5:30 pm (and sometimes past 5:30 pm, in the summer months when the days are longer).

Honolulu Soaring

(808)637-0207

69-132 Farrington Highway
Waialua, HI 96791

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 626
                      Waialua, HI 96791