In olden times, climbing into the sky was only attainable by finding magic beans and then selling them to buy a blimp. Write your own airy tale with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $115 for a tandem-flight package with T-shirt for one (a $195 total value).
- $215 for a tandem-flight package with T-shirts for two (a $390 total value).
From an elevation of 2,000 feet, instructors and students embark on tandem hang-gliding flights for 15 to 20 minutes of airtime. During the flight students learn how to steer and control the glider before returning to the ground during a rolling landing. Students can commemorate their cumulous field trip with a Wallaby Ranch T-shirt, which proudly displays aerial feats to the world or ironically outfits scarecrows, who can never know the airborne joys of the birds they frighten.
“It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Al Roker!” is what someone might have said if they were at Wallaby Ranch when the _Today Show_’s own weatherman chose it as the launching pad for his first hang-gliding experience. Al Roker’s flight was just one of more than 30,000 safe and incident-free excursions launched under the watchful eye of veteran hang-glider pilot and owner of Wallaby Ranch, Malcolm Jones. Together with a permanent crew of nine other pilots, instructors, and technicians, Malcolm leads aerotow hang-gliding flights above the lush Florida landscape of his ranch. The fleet of planes tows hang-gliders into the air, at which point they are released to float above the trees and drift smoothly down to the ground like a sleepy eagle.
Wallaby Ranch has full camping and RV accommodations on site, allowing groups and families to plan extended stays as they learn to master the aerial art. The crew prepares fresh community breakfast and lunch, and a 27,000-gallon swimming pool cools off visitors after a hard day’s glide. Guest can clamor up the climbing wall, while children can caper about the playground. Mountain-bike and walking trails abound, winding through the terrain and plunging hikers into the surrounding, native wildlife.