Cross-country Soaring


The modern sailplane is designed to enable a properly-trained pilot to explore the world well beyond gliding range of the gliderport, and the Great Basin offers some of the finest soaring conditions in the world.  It’s all here, right on our doorstep!

At first blush our high desert terrain looks challenging, but the reality is that this region is one of the safest and easiest arenas in which to develop your cross-country skills.  Excellent soaring conditions, safe outlanding sites, and sparse air traffic all combine to make this part of the world an incredible “classroom” where you’ll learn lessons that will stay with you forever and that will provide a solid foundation for your future soaring adventures.  Let us take the trial and error out of the process and show you how fun, safe, and satisfying cross-country soaring can be!