Community Soaring Day - September 10, 2016 - 10-4

The National Soaring Museum's 24th Annual Community Soaring Day will be held this year on Saturday, September 10th, from 10 AM to 4 PM.  This family-oriented event will feature free admission to the National Soaring Museum, a variety of fun, educational activities, live animals and visits by very special guests.  Dr. Chiang will be here for the twelfth year, building paper planes with the kids.  The museum will have a 3-D printer demo, a magician, Baywings Falconry, N-Trak Train Club and more! Numerous local vendors and exhibitors will also participate.

Take this special opportunity to visit the National Soaring Museum and to meet our new Director, Trafford Doherty.

The Harris Hill Soaring Club will be offering sailplane rides at the regular rates - weather permitting.

Hope to see you there!


The NSM is an aviation museum working to preserve the history of motorless flight. We are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week March through December; closed Saturday and Sunday in January and February.

The National Soaring Museum preserves and presents the heritage of motorless flight, and promotes through education, a greater knowledge of soaring, aeronautics, and related physical sciences for everyone.

Visit the Museum

National Soaring Museum
51 Soaring Hill Drive Elmira, NY 14903

Adult: $7.50 | Senior (60+): $6.00
Youth (7-18): $4.50 | 6 and under: Free
Family (2 adults/2 youth): $20.00
NSM Members: Free
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Hall of fame

The United States Soaring Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made the highest achievements in, or contributions to, the sport of soaring in the United States of America.

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Glider collection

Featuring Gliders from the late 1890's through present day.

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Soaring landmarks

The National Landmarks of Soaring Program identifies and memorializes sites, individuals, or historic events related to the national history of motorless flight.

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Education programs

The NSM offers fun and educational programs for kids of all ages, including overnights and a week-long summer program

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Sailplane Rides

Are you interested in experiencing soaring first-hand?
Take a glider ride on Harris Hill!

Schweizer 2-33 glider: $90.00
Schleicher ASK-21 high-performance sailplane: $96.00
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