Payson Scenic Tours

glider at Payson airport at sunset

Scenic Tours from Payson, AZ, the Home Base of Sky King Soaring™ Songbird A delightful 12- minute flight heading northwest over Tonto Natural Bridge, back southeast circling over Payson, then an engine-off glide returning to the airport. Great photo opportunity … read more

Sedona Scenic Tours

towering red rock mountains of Sedona

SEE Sedona’s magnificent Red Rock formation with unobstructed panoramic visibility. SOAR like the majestic eagle and float in profound silence above the world below. EXPLORE sacred vortices in reverential privacy and quiet – but from above. Experience the ultimate escape … read more

Sky King Soaring Testimonials

Russ with Jens

Testimonial from Stephen Ryan, Aviation Safety Inspector, Germany In May 2014 I spent 2 weeks with Sky King Soaring in Payson AZ. to obtain my FAA Commercial Glider Certificate. Even though I had not flown in the United States for … read more

What To Expect On Your Soaring Tour

motorglider over Payson Airport runway

Our home base is Payson, Arizona. Following are tips to have the best soaring adventure ever and directions to the Payson Airport. If you are flying out of Sedona, we will provide directions when you call. Things To Do To … read more

Meet Your Pilot: Russ Hustead

Russ Hustead with motor glider at Page AZ

Whether flying behind the dependable turbo-powered Rotax 914 in Sky King Soaring’s™ beautiful Diamond Xtreme, or enjoying the uplift of an Arizona thermal in a conventional sailplane, Russ Hustead loves soaring flight. Russ has accumulated over 6500 hours since he … read more