Experience Flight At
Superior Soaring

Located in Superior, Arizona

Superior isn’t just our name. The word also describes the quality of experience we deliver when you fly with us. Whether you bring your own glider of fly in one of our four ships, you’ll find a friendly Superior welcome by pilots and instructors committed to your satisfaction. Visit us soon!

Close To Phoenix

Located just 60 minutes east of Phoenix in the Superstition Mountains near Arizona's Tonto National Forest, the fifth largest in the United States.

Glider Training

We are a commercial glider operation, offering initial private pilot/glider certificates, glider rating add-ons and ground launch endorsements.

Glider Rides

Ask about our discovery flights, perfect for someone exploring aviation as a hobby or career, or just fun on that special occasion. Watchers welcome FREE!

Safe, Efficient and Fun

Ground Launching

Common in Europe, ground launching is quickly gaining acceptance in the US as a safe, efficient, fun way to fly. Superior Soaring is leading the way with a brand new dual-drum winch from the UK’s Skylaunch, Ltd. The winch, which was on display in Reno at the February 2023 Soaring Society of America convention, provides reliable launching, operated by soaring veterans.  

Why choose us

Learn To Fly or Take a Ride

Superior Soaring is a commercial glider operation, with experienced, certificated instructors on hand to  help pilots get initial glider ratings and endorsements. The same crew loves to give discovery rides, too! CLICK HERE to buy tickets for your fun ride! We offer:
our programs

Why Pilots Love Superior Soaring

Great Rates

Whether you are looking for a complete instruction program or a one-time flight, you'll find our rates to be competitive.

Conveniently Located

Superior Municipal Airport is just 60 minutes east of Phoenix on US-60 in the Town of Superior, 33 miles east of Apache Junction.

Great Equipment

Superior Soaring uses professionally refurbished sailplanes and new, high performance ground launch equipment.


What People Are Saying

“Superior Soaring is bringing an innovative business model, world-class launch equipment, and top-flight training aircraft to Superior. We look forward to working together on this initiative that is sure to enrich the lives of our residents.” 

Town of Superior Mayor Mila Besich

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