Soaring Over the Everglades in a Glider

    By Trevor Green and Rafael Lima

    Florida's Everglades region is one of a kind. And if you want a one-of-a-kind perspective on the River of Grass, what better view is there than gliding over it, riding the same air currents the short-tailed hawks, turkey vultures and ospreys ride? The brilliant Florida sun creates constant updrafts and thermals, making Florida one of the best glider spots in the world. Get a short preflight briefing from an instructor, then take to the skies for a peaceful soar, with the wind passing by as the only sound.