It was a gloomy day so I decided to stay in town and visit the National Soaring Museum. I wish I had visited it sooner! My imagination took flight among the many gliders. The National Soaring Museum a hall-of-fame for gliding. They have a big hangar-looking facility with a ton of various gliders, pulling trucks, etc. from all sorts of... 更多
I had heard about this museum a few years ago and finally got to visit. A very nice collection of sailplanes and displays about the people and history of soaring. Particularly enjoyed the replica of the Wright Brothers 1902 glider. The museum is located next to the Harris Hill Soaring Center so it is possible to watch the sailplanes or... 更多
Small museum but informative! Walk and see on your own. Lots of gliders and some other air items. Each exhibit has notes on about the history
If you're a pilot or flying enthusiast you'll love this place. Well laid out and enjoyable to walk around. Everyone was helpful and enjoyable to chat with! Watched a few gliders take off as well.
Anyone who knows planes, the history of flight, collectors of plane memorabilia knows the National Soaring Museum. It is only on of two U.S. museums focused on motorless flight and Elmira, NY is regarded as the "Soaring Capital of America," in part because of soaring's central role for over 80 years in the social and economic history of the region,... 更多
Better than we imagined, much to see&learn. Several vintage gliders.We learned much about the sport/hobby.I would have liked a ride, but weather was bad.It was worth a stop.
Outstanding history of Gliders and Soaring. Actual Gliders in the museum. GIves you an insight in the history of the sport and complements the actual Soaring experience when you go up in the Glider.
The location of this place is really pretty, and to actually go on a glider ride would be awesome, but I didn't do that. I just went through this very small "museum" that was overpriced for all the more it had to offer. I wouldn't do it again. I would however, recommend going to the location to either watch the... 更多