Walla Walla Soaring will not be opening for the 2019 flying season. We will regroup and let you know if we will open again 2020. 

Travis has his commercial pilot’s license since 1975, being a CGIF since 1979; the desire to share his love of soaring coupled with Susan’s long term interest in starting her own business and new found love of aviation became Walla Walla Soaring. 

Visiting Walla Walla? Celebrating a special event? Is there a special someone that has always wanted to fly? Check out the rides we offer on our rates page.

Glider pilots: Let us tow your glider, or rent one of ours, to soar above the valley, catch the thermals and head to the mountains for a bit of ridge soaring.  Walla Walla Valley, a charming region of vineyards and farm fields, is surrounded by the Blue Mountains in the east and southeast, Palouse Hills to the north and northeast, a myriad of long ridges continuing south and southwest with the Columbia and Snake Rivers in the west and northwest: a sailplane pilots dream? For those with experience, how about heading out of the Valley, maybe south toward the Wallowa Mountains for some wave soaring?  Fly or drive in; we offer aeroretrieval as well as tow services from Martin Field. 

Our gliders will take a 90-240 pound passenger. Prescheduling is necessary to ensure a timely experience; walk-ons will be accommodated when possible.



Blanik L23

Blanik L23

Over 180 degree views from the front seat of the glider as you silently soar above the verdant Walla Walla Valley.

Cessna 182A

Cessna 182A

Tow plane is on site! Have your own glider, we’ll give you a lift.


Whether you're looking to check off a ‘bucket list’ item, interested in learning to soar (must be at least 14 years of age to solo), or a pilot looking to add a glider rating, we have many rides, tows, and rental and instruction options to choose from. Our glider can take passengers between 90 and 240 pounds. Prescheduling is highly advised to ensure a timely experience.

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Martin Field, Walla Walla, WA 99362
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