Sky Sailing Inc.
Without the noise and vibration of an engine, flight in a sailplane (or glider) is a quiet, relaxing, almost ethereal experience — unless you ask for an acrobatic flight. And the views…Lake Henshaw lies in the southwest corner of the grassy plain below; the Palomar Observatory gleams white to the west. To the east looms San Diego County’s highest peak, 6500-foot Hot Springs Mountain. While soaring upward on the rising pockets of air called thermals, one feels like the red-tailed hawks and golden eagles who ride those same thermals. Flights range from $125 for a 20-minute ride in a trainer to $240 for a 40–60 minute flight in a high-performance sailplane.