The Wallaby Ranch

Learn to Hang Glide

Or just experience it once

   Tandem Instruction with David Glover
Tandem Aerotow Instruction at the Wallaby Ranch is by far the easiest, fastest and safest way to learn to hang glide. The development of aerotowing has greatly increased the accessibility of the sport. Here are the reasons why:
  • Anyone can do it - People from 4 years old to 90 years old. From 35 lbs to over 200 lbs have all taken a lesson at the Ranch.
  • You Actually Fly with an Instructor from 2500'+ during the first lesson - One of the two most experienced Tandem pilot is next to you teaching you to fly. No running down a hill and carrying a heavy glider back up. Check out one English woman's account of her Dual Training at the Ranch.
  • Training Time - You can become a solo pilot in less than a week. Flying from over 2500'. You can get a few hours of air time a day. We solo new students almost every week.
  • More Air time - One lesson at the Ranch equals 75 training hill flights! And you can take multiple lessons every day of the week, weather permitting
  • Weather & Orlando - Florida offers year-round hang gliding weather and Orlando provides many other great attractions for family and friends.
  • Progress at your own rate - Dual flight instruction enables the instructor to demonstrate proper technique. He will give you more control, each flight, in accordance with your rate of progress. One person soloed after 4 flights; some require over 20. The average is 12 to 18 flights to go solo.
  • You don't have to be macho - A 74 year old man, a paraplegic woman, and a 12 year old boy have all recently soloed hang gliders at the Ranch. The Ranch's training methods also fit the needs of the many men and women professionals who learn here.
  • Smooth takeoffs and landings - Our tandem hang gliders have specially designed wheels to allow for launching and landing in our smooth grass fields.
  • Professional Experienced Instructors We have two of the most experienced and qualified instructors in the world.
  • Advanced Pilot Training - More experienced hang glider pilots take advanced lessons at the Ranch than at any place else.
  • #1 Training Center - Open every day - World's only full time, full-service Aerotow flight park. Aerotowing means no waiting for the wind to blow from a certain direction.
  • Surround yourself with experts - The Ranch is not just a place to learn but one of the most flown hang gliding sites in the world, as shown by the Ranch Records. We have some of the best and most consistent soaring conditions anywhere.
  • International appeal - People from all over America and 18 foreign countries have learned and flown at the Wallaby Ranch.
  • Reputation - Call us for references from students and pilots in your state or country. Or, see what some of our visitors have written in Magazine Articles and Rave Reviews posted to the hang gliding mailing list.