Sportations connects amateur adrenaline jockeys to certified professional adventurers, drawing from a nationwide network of aeronauts and speed demons to introduce habitual pedestrians to the wonders of skydiving, ballooning, hang gliding, and stock-car racing. Thrill seekers can zipline across a forest canopy, hollering like Tarzan or taunting nearby birds until they agree to race. Helicopter tours ferry patrons skyward over landmarks and cityscapes, whereas paragliding adventures get up close and personal with blue skies and clouds. For most sports, Sportations accommodates groups of any size, from physics classes empirically proving gravity's existence to solo ballooning supervillains declaring dominion over all they see.
Flying in one of Quest Air Soaring Center's hang gliders is like transforming into a giant bird. The cockpit, floor, and engine of a traditional aircraft are all stripped away, leaving nothing but unparalleled views of Lake County. In good weather, visibility stretches to both of Florida's coasts and reveals everything in between: Disney, Universal Studios theme park, and even Cape Canaveral. Quest's certified hang-gliding instructors teach new fliers to navigate this elevated terrain during tandem discovery flights that introduce basic concepts such as turning and accelerating. As students progress, they move on to solo flights and more advanced skills, such as navigating thermals and rescuing pedestrians from the tops of broken ferris wheels.
Leading these aerial excursions are Quest Air Soaring Center's experienced hang-gliding pilots and instructors. When not soaring through the air, they spend time on their company's private lake, where gear for fishing, paddle boating, and other aquatic activities are available to Quest Air's customers free of charge.
Humans weren't born with wings, but that hasn't stopped us from beleiveing we were meant to fly. That's where hang gliding comes in.
The winged apparatuses at Hang Gliding Central Florida stretch hang gliders lengthwise in a harness, allowing them to control the glider by moving backward, forward, or to the side to climb, descend, or turn. From their perch, pilots can soar above the treetops, taking in the sweeping views of their surroundings or comparing the emerging bald spots on aging eagles. They can also ease into the sport thanks to safety-focused lessons that include tandem rides with an instructor.
Headquartered at the Dunnellon airport, Graybird Airsports sends clients airborne with a number of exhilarating activities. Folks take to the sky in one of their ultralight aircrafts, which beginners can pilot with an instructor by their side during tandem training rides. The center also offers hanggliding and paragliding, both led by trained and certified instructors. Paragliders can enjoy the thrill of a smooth progression into weightlessness with specially designed parachutes that lift gliders up into the air with the grace and ease of Superman in an evening gown.
Usually, soaring across the sky would begin with you climbing onto a plane or into a cannon. But Paradise PPG invites adventurers to float effortlessly through the air while in flight passenger will be able to take controls of the paraglider, which are operated by motorized propeller backpack units. Tandem discovery flights are the best way to become familiar with the sport, since each flight includes the accompaniment of a USPPA certified pilot. From there, you can advance your skills by exploring Paradise PPG's other training programs, ranging from introductory lessons to advanced training.
When you need a last-minute activity for the whole family, Paradise PPG in Palm Coast has you covered.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Paradise PPG is obviously the place to be, so get your calendar out and make plans to visit it soon.