Maricopa, AZ - Estrella Sailport (E68)
High Performance

A 15-20 min 1st-class experience in our sport-touring glider
Min Age: 12 Wgt. Limits: 90-240 lbs

High Performance Deluxe

A 30-40 min soaring experience over the Estrella Mountains
Min Age: 12 Wgt. Limits: 90-240 lbs

Aerobatic Ride

For the wild side in all of us! 15 min of G-pulling fun
Min Age: 17 Wgt. Limits: 90-225 lbs

Aerobatic Deluxe

Best ride we offer! 20-25 min of Soaring & Aerobatics together
Min Age: 17 Wgt. Limits: 90-225 lbs


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS                                                                                         

Q: Is it Scary?

Maybe a little at first, but soon it becomes very relaxing and calm. If you are nervous be sure to schedule a flight in the cooler months or early in the day.

Q: Can I take pictures/video?

We now offer a HD video service for a small extra charge. The canopies on the aircraft are very fragile and expensive so a fixed camera mount is the best way to protect both the aircraft and passenger from loose cameras.

Q: Do I need to sign paperwork?

Nothing other than a customer survey that tells us how you learned about us and any suggestions you may have.

Q: Are there height or weight limits?

Yes. 240lbs is the maximum for the high performance rides while 225lbs is the limit for the aerobatic rides. Height limits depend upon the person's individual torso or leg proportions. If you're over 6'3" we'll have to evaluate you on the day of your flight.

Q: Are there age requirements?

Yes, generally we do not take any person flying under the age of 12. The physical size of the person is very important as they need to be large enough to adequately fit the seat and seat belts.

Q: Do I need to schedule a flight or can I just show up?

A reservation isn't required but it is preferred.

Q: Do you take more than 1 passenger?

No, all rides are for 1 passenger only.

Q: When are you open?

We are open every day, all year! Typical hours are 11am-5pm M-F and 9am-5pm Sat-Sun.

Q: How long will we be at the airport?

If you are doing our longest ride (HP Deluxe) then you can expect to be here 1hr.

Q: What payments do you accept?

Cash, checks and major credit cards(Visa, MC, Discover, AMEX)

Q: Are there restaurants nearby?

Yes! Maricopa is 6 miles away and has several restaurants and fast-food options.

Q: How high do we go on the flight?

Assuming you don't find any thermals your maximum height will be 3000' for the High Performance, 3500' for the Aerobatic and 5000' for the HP Deluxe and Aerobatic Deluxe.