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Hang Gliding Orlando Florida
“Wallaby Ranch offers year-round Discovery Tandem Flights and hang gliding instruction. We are located just outside Orlando in sunny central Florida. We use the latest tandem aerotowing techniques to provide the safest, most enjoyable hang gliding experience possible. Wallaby Ranch offers a truly unique atmosphere for visitors, students, pilots and their families, and friends from around the world.”
Wallaby Ranch is not only the first, we are also one of the safest! NBC’s Today Show chose Wallaby Ranch and you should too!
While in Florida, do more than just see the amusement parks. Take a “”real”” ride you’ll remember for the rest of your life!
Discover Hang Gliding with a World Famous Wallaby Ranch Discovery Tandem Flight!
Welcome to the one and only Wallaby Ranch!
The First Fulltime Aerotow Hang Gliding Flight Park in the World! Open Seven Days a Week since 1991.
Wallaby Ranch is the ideal place to try out hang gliding with our World Famous Tandem Discovery Flights!
During a Tandem Discovery Flight at Wallaby Ranch, you will feel confident and relaxed with the wind in your face and your well trained instructor by your side. You will enjoy the bird’s eye view of Wallaby Ranch as you are being towed 2,000 feet into the air. Once you release from the ‘tug’, as we call it, you will free-fly for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Your instructor will show you how to control the glider. You will be able to “fly” your first time up! You return gently to earth on a slow glide with a smooth rolling landing. You will never forget this amazing experience!
Tandem Discovery Flights are for practically everyone. People from 4 to 90 years old, and from 35 to 240 lbs have experienced flying in its purest form at Wallaby Ranch. It is the safest place to fly! NBC’s Today Show chose Wallaby Ranch when they had Al Roker fly! Al Roker gave his experience at Wallaby Ranch such rave reviews, Matt Lauer, on his own, visited and flew here too!
The best conditions for a Tandem Discovery Flight are in smooth air and calm winds, generally in the morning or late in the afternoon. Flying begins everyday at 8:00 a.m., weather permitting. No appointment is necessary; just show up and have the time of your life!
In flight videos are available upon request. Ask for this option before your flight!
Stop thinking about it. JUST DO IT!
If you have any questions, or to register for a flight, please call 1-800-WALLABY.
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Packages and Prices
Tandem Discovery Flight (All inclusive): $175
DVD of Your Hang Gliding Flight: $60
Get a really cool DVD of YOUR Tandem flight for only $60!
Remember to ask prior to your flight so they can capture it all!
Relive your experience, and have proof you did it for all to see!
Wallaby Ranch is the first and largest aerotow hang gliding flight park in the world.
The very concept of a hang gliding school built around two-place in-air instruction was invented here. It was in 1991 when Malcolm Jones, founder and owner of Wallaby Ranch, outfitted tandem hang gliders with wheels for easy take-offs and landings, which in conjunction with aerotowing revolutionized hang gliding instruction and paved the way for a better, safer, and more enjoyable way of learning how to fly.
We have more experience aerotowing hang gliders than any other outfit. No one comes even close. Malcolm is by far the most experienced tandem hang gliding pilot in the world, and has more than 30,000 incident-free tandem flights under his belt.
His vast experience, combined with a very conservative approach to tandem flying and hang gliding instruction, is responsible for our unparalleled safety record. In ten years of full-time operation, tens of thousands of tandem flights went without a hitch.
Wallaby Ranch enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the best hang gliding schools in the nation and around the globe. Numerous ‘big name’ hang gliding pilots recommend Wallaby Ranch as the best and safest place to learn how to fly hang gliders.
The Ranch is open every day of the year and someone is here 24 hours a day to help you.
Wallaby Ranch is a fully owned operation, not a co-op of tow plane owners or shareholders. We own the real estate, the tow planes, the hang gliders, and all related equipment.
Always under same management, the Wallaby Ranch employs a full-time staff of 10 people, including professional tow pilots, highly experienced certified instructors, and a gourmet chef to prepare breakfast and lunch.
Wallaby Ranch is a hang gliding only operation. We do not have to share an airfield or be concerned with other aircraft taking off or landing. Similarly, our 100-acre take-off and landing field allows take-offs and landings in any direction. We are not bound by the layout of the runways of an airfield.
The Ranch is located in a beautiful secluded setting, surrounded by natural Florida woodlands, home to many different species of wildlife, from deer, migrating birds, various reptiles and amphibians to the occasional sighting of the very rare and endangered Florida Panther.
Despite its secluded setting, Wallaby Ranch is only a short drive from all major attractions in the Greater Orlando area.
Wallaby Ranch offers more amenities than any other hang gliding flight park. We offer tent and RV camping facilities. We have freshly prepared community breakfast and lunch. We have a 27,000 gallon, 7 foot deep swimming pool, a climbing wall, and a children’s playground complete with a Dr. Seuss tree house. There are mountain bike and walking trails winding through the woods.
But most importantly, the Ranch offers a truly unique atmosphere very different from any other hang gliding operation. We are not just another hang gliding school or another aerotow flight park, but rather a community of hang gliding enthusiasts from all over the world.
- 1805 Deen Still Road, Davenport, FL 33897, USA
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