Flying & Soaring
The Carson Valley is recognized as one of the world's premier locations for flying sailplanes or gliders. The thermals created by the surrounding mountains and prevailing weather patterns create spectacular flight conditions, and pilots from all over the world travel here to enjoy them. A soaring community exists at the Minden-Tahoe Airport where locally based private pilots and a commercial soaring company are located. Whether you are an experienced pilot bringing your own aircraft, a pilot who wishes to improve your skill and rating, or someone who simply wants to experience the thrill of soaring, Carson Valley is the place!