Come Fly with Us!

Ride in our gliders! Sundance Aviation offers glider rides, lessons and rentals. We are located in Moriarty just south of Historic Route 66.


By riding columns of rising air called thermals, gliders ascend to astonishing altitudes, and the view from the cockpit is spectacular. We fly year-round in the beautiful New Mexico high desert, and on occasion are even joined by eagles, hawks and falcons.

For the soaring enthusiast we have gliders for rent ranging from trainers to high performance ships.   The Southwest Soaring Museum is located just 2 miles away in Moriarty.

Sundance Aviation also offers lessons in powered flight in our classic Cessna 172.

Check out our customer reviews on TripAdvisor and let us make your soaring adventure a reality. If you have any questions please email or call, or just come see us. We look forward to flying with you!

 

 

Come Fly with Us!

Give the gift of flight

How Daring Are You?

Ride Pricing

Aerobatic $190

Loops, wing-overs, chandelles & deep stalls. 25 min of adrenaline pumping madness. Full acrobatic experience.
Aerobatic $190

XTD High Performance $190

45 minutes of flying. Option to fly the glider. Highest flight, best view.
XTD High Performance $190

High Performance $155 (most popular)

30 minute flight. Option to fly the glider. Go higher for a better view.
High Performance $155 (most popular)

Basic Flight $105

The BASIC FLIGHT is a 15 MINUTE jaunt around the local airport area.
Basic Flight $105
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Who is Sundance?

team members

Rick
Rick Owner & Chief Pilot
Steve
Steve Glider Pilot & Instructor
Jon
Jon Glider Pilot & Instructor
Nyla
Nyla Number One Organizer of All Things
what clients say

Testimonilas

Fantastic! One of the most memorable experiences of my life!
Caitlin K.
Caitlin K.
What a fantastic company. Very nice and welcoming. This was a gift for my husband and he absolutely loved it. We will be back!
Autumn B.
Autumn B.
Me & the boys flew here for a bachelor party and it was great. Fun and knowledgable pilots for whatever level of excitement we wanted ;-)
Anonymous
Anonymous
Fantastic!
Charles H.
Charles H.
Grandpa & Grandson had a blast here.
Paul W.
Paul W.
Three of us did our first glider flight and we all LOVED it. Experience of a lifetime! I was worried about getting sick, but not a hint of it.
Pat D.
Pat D.
Very professional and knowledgeable. I was worried about getting sick but the little hatch catches tons of air. Lots of fun.
Al R.
Al R.
Their glider pilots are really friendly, and are always checking to make sure you're okay. The view from the glider was great!
Patricia T – El Cajon, CA
Patricia T – El Cajon, CA
What a blast! Rick and his crew are very friendly and professional. Too much fun! I HIGHLY recommend.
Them T – Austin, Texas
Them T – Austin, Texas

FAQ

What do I wear to a ride or lesson?

Generally, a light colored shirt and a hat (preferably a hat without a button on top). And sunglasses are recommended.

Will I get sick?

It’s very rare to get sick during a glider ride. If you start feeling a bit queasy, be sure to let your pilot know so he can fly more conservatively. You can also stick your hand out the little window in the canopy which always makes you feel better.

Is there a height and weight limit?

Yes. For normal flight, no taller than 6′ 10″ and no heavier than 250 lbs. For Acrobatic flight no heavier than 200 lbs.

Can I take pictures or video?

Yes, more often than not it is OK. Just be careful to hold your hand over the top of the camera so it doesn’t scrape the canopy if the glider changes direction. Be sure to tell your pilot if you plan to take photos or video.

Gliders don’t have engines, right? How do they stay in the air?

Gliders are just like hawks. They circle in rising air to climb. Glider pilots are adept at reading weather patterns and finding thermal lift. The amazing thing about flying without an engine is how quiet the ride is. It’s very serene and calming.

 

In the winter, New Mexico enjoys another form of lift called mountain lee wave, or just wave lift.  Oscillating rivers of air create standing waves which sailplanes can use to fly to spectacular heights.  The New Mexico state altitude record is 36,000 feet! The world record is over 50,000 feet.   This wave is usually very gentle and smooth.

How early should I arrive before my ride?

About 10-15 minutes before your scheduled time is fine.

What if the weather looks bad?

Be sure to call ahead and ask whether we are flying. We also try to call you if the weather looks bad. If we don’t fly, rescheduling is no problem.

What if I have to cancel my flight?

Rescheduling is easy and we will do it at no additional cost.