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Original Glider Rides

Now here's a tour that is just a little bit different! The North Shore on Oahu is well known for its famous surfing and beautiful country vistas and envious lifestyle but few people realize that one of the most spectacular ways to view it is by glider with the Original Glider Rides. These tours depart from Dillingham Air Base located on the North Shore just a couple miles west of Haleiwa. On these rides you climb into the cockpit of a glider aircraft and are actually towed aloft by a power plane via a tow line. At a height of perhaps two or three thousand feet your pilot will release the tow line and you will then be free and aloft above the North Shore area. You'll ride the winds and air currents above the island in comfort and silence. Nothing could quite prepare you for this truly "bird's eye" experience as you see the mountain ranges and coastal areas below from your flight path supported by the thermals and air currents on the North Shore.

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Fixed wing air tours on Oahu are fun and they take many forms. One great tour is a seaplane that takes off and lands on the water. Others are glider rides that are towed from the ground to thousands of feet in the air where you glide on the quiet and gentle currents of air viewing the beautiful sites below.

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We frequently get asked questions from our clients about the handicap accessibility of our tours. As a result of this we have created category on our website called "Handicap Accessible Tours on Oahu".

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The island of Oahu is the second oldest of the major Hawaiian Islands and as such, its volcanos, have been extinct for millions of years. The huge amount of rainfall in portions of Oahu gives the island many carved and chiseled features along with beautiful forests, valleys and gorgeous foliage.

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Interest in extreme tours and activities on Oahu is growing rapidly. Enjoy extreme watersports, scenic and aerobatic glider flights and watching sharks swimming underwater in Oahu.

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