Who hasn't ever wanted to be a bird? To be free and glide in the air with a lift of the wind, soaring without a care, has probably all been a wish of ours at one time or another. Soaring NV is the closest thing you can do to being a bird and one of the absolute coolest experiences.
Soaring NV is located at Miden Airport where you can ride in gliders and be one with the sky! It's so fascinating to me that these kinds of planes use the air, temperature, and wind to fly, just like a bird. My uncle flew gliders for years so when I told him about my opportunity to fly in one, he said without hesitation, "YOU HAVE TO GO." Minden was his favorite airport to fly out of and I totally see why!
To be honest, I was nervous about not feeling safe in the glider. Luckily, my pilot, Tim, was super informative and reassuring so I felt at ease before even getting in the plane.
IT WAS THE COOLEST THING I'VE EVER DONE! Taking off was an unreal experience. We went straight for the mountains so the hot air from the ground meeting the cold air from the mountains could lift us up in the air.
Another tbh, I totally got sick at the descend. I felt naseuous after reaching 8,000 feet and unfortunately the feeling never went away. BUT I would still do it 100 more times! Next time with Dramamine beforehand, of course. Even if you are afraid of heights or get motion sickness easily, you have to take the leap of faith, swallow the fear, and GO!
Thank you so much to Soaring NV for giving me the experience of a lifetime and my amazing pilot Tim for an unforgettable ride. I can't wait to bring my family and friends!