Marfa Glider Ride

Marfa Glider Ride

Glider from the ground

Tow plane from the ground

[Amanda Mayo is our Contributing Editor Marfa. Click here to visit her blog.]

Burt Compton has an impressive amount of experience when it comes to flying/gliding glyders. His business is Marfa Gliders and he is located at the Marfa Airport.

Gliding over Marfa is an incredible experience. On the edge of the Chihuahuan desert, Marfa is a town of around 2,000 people filled with history. The architecture and lay out of the town translates well from the air.

Marfa Birds Eye view

Marfa Birds Eye view

On my ride with Burt we flew over the courthouse, Fort D.A. Russel (now the Chinati Foundation), and El Cosmico. He also gave me quite the panoramic view of the various mountain ranges seen from Marfa’s city center. It’s hard to name all of them, but they are just as impressive from a birds eye as they are from the ground.

Marfa Glider Outside Burt's Hanger

Marfa Glider Outside Burt's Hanger

Whether you are visiting Big Bend Country or have lived here all your life, a glider ride is hard to beat. Change your perspective by soaring above this high desert plateau.

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