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The Easy Flyer
Learning to hang glide is easier than ever
with the new Wills Wing Easy Flyer
Learn to Fly
Learn to fly a hang glider
with Mission Soaring Center
Personal Attention
Our small classes provide personal attention
with instruction tailored to each student
Take a Tandem
Get towed up to 1000ft over the practice hills
with a USHPA-certified tandem pilot.
Advanced Flying - High Altitude Tow Lessons
Attain a Novice (H2) or an Intermediate (H3) rating
and gain the knowledge and skills to fly most sites.
Group Classes
Bring your friends, family, or coworkers for
a day of flying and get a special group rate.

Welcome!

Mission Soaring LLC provides professional hang gliding sales, service, and instruction.

Learn to fly on state-of-the-art equipment at our dedicated training site at Tres Pinos (near Hollister, CA), just south of the San Jose / San Francisco Bay Area. We supply all your equipment for your hang gliding lessons.

As you become a pilot, we can outfit you with everything you need in our complete Sales & Service Facility in Milpitas, CA.

We have been serving the Northern California hang gliding community since 1973.

We are ready to help you become a pilot today!

Shop Hours

Shop Hours

Wednesday 11am - 5:30pm
Thursday 11am - 5:30pm
Friday 11am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9am - 5:30pm
Sun-Tues Closed

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Learn about what's happening at Tres Pinos, the Shop, and much more, including trips, clinics, photos, and videos. Find out what other students are saying.

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See the latest photos and videos of our hang gliding community and share yours with us.

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Our Experience Speaks for Itself

Pat Denevan and his instructors at Mission Soaring Center have been teaching hang gliding for more than 40 years. Pat is a leader in the hang gliding community - he has been instrumental in developing the teaching standards for the USHPA.

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Tres Pinos Training Site

Tres Pinos Training Site

Instruction available 7 days a week (scheduled in advance).

Lesson scheduled to take advantage of the best weather conditions.

Jan 1 - Mar 31: 1 class 9:30am
Apr 1 - Apr 31: 2 classes 8am & 2:30pm
May 1 - Aug 31: 2 classes 8am & 3:30pm
Sept 1 - Oct 14: 2 classes 8am & 2:30pm
Oct 15 - Dec 31: 1 class 9:30am

Class size: 3–5 students per instructor.

Tandem times available when booking.

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Meet the Instructors

With a combined 200+ years of flying and teaching hang gliding, these Mission Soaring instructors are ready for you to experience hang gliding! You'd be hard-pressed to find a school anywhere with as much hang gliding wisdom and expertise.

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What makes Tres Pinos such a great training site?

What makes Tres Pinos such a great training site?

The wind is perfect for teaching hang gliding, that’s what! Tres Pinos is situated in a valley where the air is smooth with consistent, light winds that funnel straight up through the valley and curve up and over the gradual sloping training hills. Our training site has a landing area that is a mile long and half a mile wide.

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