Unsolicited Snail Mail Praise
Letters From Customers
Various thoughts from recent visitors
George Price, Washington, D.C.
I am writing to express
my appreciation for the training I received at the Ranch this past week.
Thanks for the instruction,
professionalism, warm & friendly atmosphere and good flying. The Ranch
is undoubtedly the finest flight park I have ever been to in my 17 years
in hang gliding. Keep up the good work, you have an exceptional operation.
Malcolm & Dave, Wanted
to let you know that the time I have spent here was throughly enjoyable
and time and money well spent! I strongly and wholeheartedly feel that
the $75 tandem instruction I took was the most effective and valuable lesson
and money I have ever spent in hang gliding!! I would highly encourage
even the most experienced pilots to humble themselves and take advantage
of your insttruction and services Keep up the great work and the obvious
safe practices of your organization. Respectfully,
Here is a check for the
amount I owe... I'm sure that I'll return soon. Again, thanks for your
and Malcolm's help. You run a class operation, and I appreciate it.
Dear Malcolm, Its brass
monkey weather here. When I returned there was ice, hail and snow with
a freezing 35 knot northwest wind. I still had my shorts and T-shirt on
but under several layers of clothing. I had a great time, and so did the
others. Phil Swales phoned me on Sunday to say he had gone solo and he
was over the moon. I am very impressed by your setup and it is the most
productive training method I have seen. We will be sending more people
over to you in due course. Please give my regards to all the gang, and
extra special tanks to your mom who really made our Christmas extra special.
See you again sometime,
Just wanted to drop you
all a line to say thanks for the incredible experience! As you all know
- I'm hooked, thanks to you all! I've got this permanent smile on my face
that I don't think will ever leave - what an awesome feeling!!!!
Thank you for introducing
me to hang gliding's future, aerotowing. Your professionalism and attention
to safety were a welcome confidence-builder for this "weekend pilot." Enclosed
is the balance of my bill. Thanks again for the good time.
Dear Malcolm, I am sitting
here in my office reflecting on the great weekend that I just spent at
your "ranch". You and all of your staff were exceptionally helpful and
friendly. I felt like a member of the group almost immediately. The instruction
was perfect, enabling me to be up and soaring in no time. You guys made
sure I had a good time while safely and quickly learning to aerotow and
then Austin drops me into a booming thermal for my first hour plus Florida
flight! I will be up again very soon and will highly recommend your place
to my fellow South Florida pilots. Sincerely yours,
I just received my new
USHGA membership card that shows my Novice and AT ratings, and boy am I
proud of myself. Thanks for sending the paperwork to Colorado Springs so
quickly. I left "The Ranch" without saying goodbye to y'all and thanking
you for making my four weeks in Florida absolutely great. When people ask
me what I did over the summer, I tell them that I learned to hang glide
in Florida. To which they always respond, "I didn't know there were any
hills in Florida to jump off."
How's the weather down
there, probably great? What is disappointing about our sport is the fact
that we have no control over the weather. It is even harder when you plan
a little time away and pray you get a few nice days. I consider myself
lucky that we had one beautiful day between the two cold fronts that came
through when I was there.
Miss the ranch activity!
I am really freezing now in temperatures 10-14 degrees this weekend. Friday
morning I found it difficult to go outside after being in Florida for ten
First, thanks for being
laid-back, cool and groovy guys. Makes the vacation all that much more
fun. I had a really, really great time. Being a novice pilot, I learned
a huge amount. I mean huge. Considering that prior to coming there I had
had two "high" altitude flights off of a 900 ft. hill and had used every
inch of the rather ample landing field, this was my first "real" altitude
training. And hell, there I was, thermalling with vultures. It was awesome.
I'd like to thank you again
for the excellent vacation I had. My visit proved to be the right combination
of flying, golf, horn playing, and kicking back. The people I met (and
re-met) are some of the best parts of hang gliding. ...I plan to see you
again in about a year, when I return with my family. In the meantime, I'm
telling all my friends about the fun I had at the "Ranch."
Dear Dave and Malcolm,
I had a great time at Wallaby Ranch and want to thank you both for your
time and patience in helping me with my aerotowing problems. I have regained
my confidence for aerotowing and now realize that if done properly it is
much easier than I was trying to make it. I'm aware I still have much to
learn, but with the fundamentals clearly established I feel that I can
progress with safety and enjoy the pleasure of aerotowing instead of fearing
it. Thanks once again, and I hope to see you all soon, Best wishes,
Can you believe I miss
you guys? This morning we got up and it was miserable outside. I suppose
it's a beautiful day there. Anyway I just wanted to say THANKS FOR EVERYTHING
- we really had a great time at the Ranch. I can't wait to get back down
there to get another tandem flight.
Dear Malcolm and Dave and
all of you, We had a wonderful day at your ranch last Saturday as we celebrated
Marc's and Sam's graduation. Thank you for making the facilities available
to us and for making us feel so welcome. We'll certainly come again, and
will continue to tell our friends how much fun you provide.
Dear Malcolm, Dave, and
ranch hands, Thanks for the week of big fun at the ranch. I logged lots
of hours on the superfloater. Cool! I will be back to the ranch when the
weather gets bad up here. See ya all soon, thanks again!! The ranch is
now a certified fun zone by the fun zone director.
Dear Malcolm and David,
I just wanted to send you a quick thank you for the weekend. Martha and
I had a great time, it was a real pleasure from my very first phone call
with Malcolm to the last drive out the gate. You really do a fantastic
Dear Malcolm, I wanted to
again express my heartfelt appreciation.You and your staff made our visit
an absolute joy. Having been away from the sport nearly 15 years, I was
to say at the least, apprehensive. Now having received training and soloing
again, I would strongly urge anyone thinking of learning or reentering
hang gliding to fly WALLABY. You guys are the best! I look forward to returning
to the Ranch A.S.A.P.! Meanwhile, we will certainly pass the good word
along here in Michigan. Until then....be well and prosper. Most Sincerely,
Dear Malcolm, This may sound
ridiculous because I only got one decent flight during the entire four
day trip because of the weather but that was one of the best hang gliding
vacations I have ever had. The ranch is a very special place and you all
are some of the coolest people I have met in the sport.
Dear Wallaby, Thanks for
a great time. We are saving up our pennies to come back. We are telling
everyone how we tripled our air time in one week. Thanks!