Mile High Gliding, Inc.
Glider, Balloon, Warbird rides

Sailplane Flying
Open 9-5, 7 days, all year

It's scenic!
For all rides except our Double Flights, you will sit in the front seat of a two-place glider, with your pilot seated behind you. The clear Plexiglass canopy allows an unobstructed view of the fabulous mountain and college town scenery surrounding you.

It's silent!
After an aerotow to a suitable altitude, your pilot will release the line from the towplane. You will soar effortlessly, free from engine noise. The enclosed cockpit seals out wind blast to allow easy conversation. With recreation the goal, the pilot is free of most radio, navigation, and air traffic control duties.

It's safe!
All rides are given in high performance sailplanes, which are as large as airplanes and not to be confused with small, lightweight hang gliders. Our gliders are certified by the FAA to the same high standards as engine-driven aircraft. Our ride pilots are FAA-certificated commercial pilots. Passengers may be of nearly all shapes, sizes, and ages, and require no training, actions, or physical prowess. We deliver over 1,000 fun outdoor experiences a year.

Bruce and Nico in 72W

It's soaring!
The glider's wings seem to sprout from your shoulders, and you feel yourself flying like a bird. You may even be lucky enough to find yourself exploring the air currents with a red-tail hawk or a bald eagle! On many days, nature provides the atmospheric engine for longer, higher, further adventure.

On our longer flights, your pilot can demonstrate gentle aerobatic maneuvers if you wish, or let you take the controls for a portion of the flight. You can also just relax and let your pilot take you on a scenic area tour. See the University of Colorado, the Boulder Flatirons, the Arapahoe Peaks, Long's Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Denver... mountain lakes, old mining towns, ski resorts, nature preserves and trails, national research laboratories...

Fast Connection? Fly a 2-32 with Al on VIDEO! [1.0M AVI, :29]

It's learning to fly!
Gliders are a most accessible context for building FAA certified piloting skills. Simple, free, rapid, and affordable. Every year, we train dozens of new pilots, including teenagers who may solo as of age 14. We offer training packages from 2 hour introductions to intensive courses. Many airplane pilots have added an FAA glider rating with us in under a week. Lessons daily with Examiners close by and IACRA web tools.

It's a glider pilot's dream!
We routinely gain Gold altitude (9,842') in Summer thermals, Diamond altitude (16,404') in Winter Wave. We are among leaders in the USA for SSA and FAI badge legs claimed. Tows are available any time without appointment. Our rental sailplane fleet is unparalleled. We offer advanced Wave and Cross-Country training.



Unique Gift Idea
For a unique and easy any-time gift, have us mail out a colorful 3-1/2" x 8-1/2" Gift Certificate for any of our rides or lessons. They are valid for one year from the date of purchase and transferable to another person. VISA/MC/Paypal or call us at (303)527-1122.

Attention local 501(C)3 Charities
. We offer Buy One Get One free on single passenger ride Gift Certificates. These make fine fund-raising items in auctions and raffles, as well as banquet door prizes. Tax exemption letter and pre-purchase required.


Listed, Colorado Travel and Tourism Authority

Member, Boulder Chamber of Commerce

Business Member, Soaring Society of America

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