Benz Aviation has been the Great Lakes regions largest commercial soaring center for over 50 years!

All Benz Aviation pilots are FAA certified "commercial" pilots. This provides our customers a higher level of pilot experience vs. soaring "clubs" that also offer public glider rides.

Scenic Glider Rides • Glider Instruction • Glider Towing • Glider Rental • Airplane Rides
Aircraft Rental • FAA Testing • Fuel • Tie Down • Hangars • Events


Our meticulously maintained, modern fleet is available for rental. Call and speak to our friendly staff to schedule your flight.

Grob-103 Glider

Built by Grob Aircraft of Germany. A high performance two-seater glider constructed of glass fiber. Features T-tail configuration, a non retractable undercarriage and upper surface airbrakes. Designed for training, high performance, and simple aerobatic flying.

Schweizer SGS 2-33 Glider

Built by Schweizer Aircraft in Elmira, NY, this American glider is a two-seat, high-wing, strut-based glider, excellent for training.

Cessna 172SP

Built by the Cessna Aircraft Company. A four-seat, single engine, fixed-wing aircraft. The most successful and popular aircraft in aviation history, more than 40,000 have been built.

Contact Us

We welcome your inquiries and comments. For flight scheduling or urgent inquiries, please contact us by telephone.

BY AIR: Y70 N 4256.3 W 08503.6
BY LAND: 3147 S State Road, Ionia, MI 48846 USA

Phone: 616-527-9070

9:00 am - Dusk  April 15- November 15
9:00 am - 5:00 pm November 15-April 15

We no longer can accept Soaring Adventures of America gift certificates.  
We are sorry about about the inconvenience.

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