Discovery Flight Hang Gliding in Davenport, FL

1805 Deen Still RdDavenport, FL 33897
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Overview

Looking for a new type of adrenaline rush? Why not take-off in a self-launching Hang Glider? Operated by Hang Glide Orlando, these tandem hang gliding flights will provide you with a thrilling experience and an unbeatable view of Central Florida. This interactive opportunity also provides passengers with hands-on experiences meaning you can learn to soar, with the help of your instructor, of course!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Davenport Travel Experts
  • Flight times vary based on flight type chosen.
  • Guests cannot exceed 240 lbs.
  • Passengers must be at least 18 years old.
  • Wear warm clothing and closed-toe shoes due to the altitude.
  • The flights carry one passenger and one instructor at a time.

Description

from Tandem Hang Gliding Flights
Experience the thrill and freedom of soaring flight in a self-launching Hang Glider!

During your flight with an FAA-certified instructor, you will feel confident and relaxed with the wind in your face while climbing high into the air. Once at altitude enjoying a bird's eye view of Central Florida, the instructor will turn off the engine to experience free flight as you gently glide and safely maneuver back to earth with a smooth rolling landing.

You will never forget this amazing experience!

Flights with Hang Glide Orlando are exciting & interactive ‘hands-on’ experiences! Once aloft, your instructor will show you the basics of hang gliding and you can try your hand at soaring. Not sure if you are ready to take the wheel? That’s okay! Just sit back and enjoy your flight.

Our Flights:

Discovery Flight
Fly 3,500 ft. into the air
+/- 15-minute flight.

The Mile High Flight
Fly 5,280 ft. into the air
+/- 21-minute flight.

The Supreme Flight
Fly 10,000 ft. into the air
+/- 40-minute flight.

All Flights: Max weight limit 240 lbs. and minimum age 18.

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mikeydj2017
Lake Worth, Florida
"Experience unencumbered flight"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 10, 2018
Have been many times, always peaceful. Friendly staff ready to introduce you to arial sailing with qualified instructor, safe and quiet, yet exciting...
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ufpharmd12
Lakeland, Florida
"Best memory ever"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2018
I went hang gliding at wallaby ranch with a group of family and friends on my 40th birthday and it was THE BEST birthday ever!!! I had never been hang gliding before so I had limited expectation, but the owner and crew were fun, inviting, very safe, and exceptional! I highly recommend it to everyone (except those afraid of heights) young and old!!!!!
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hoganc64
Tupelo, Mississippi
"Just a fun place to visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 30, 2018
A friend told me about the Wallaby Ranch vsince he knew I was interested in all forms of flight. On my first visit, I drove onto the property finding it very quiet and serene, but not noting any activity. Parking and walking about to take in the scene, we finally encountered some nice folks out enjoying the sunny afternoon. Asking when we could observe someone hang gliding, they all pointed upward. To our surprise, there were six people aloft soaring the currents and updrafts. What fun to watch. And I understand one can also take a dual ride aloft.
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jumputah
Highland, Utah
"Something real to do in Orlando"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 04, 2018
We enjoyed flying with Malcolm and Brett. Everything was well organized and equipment in top shape. The flying was wonderful with a nice opportunity to take the controls and really enjoy flight. Wallaby Ranch is friendly and serves a nice breakfast after the morning flights. It was the best part of our Orlando vacation
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Jen K
"Exhilirating rides, top notch lessons"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 25, 2018
I have been flying at Wallaby Ranch frequently since moving to Central Florida 3 years ago. I wasn't entirely sure I would like hang gliding, but on my first ride up -- seeing the landing field shrink below me, hearing nothing but wind in my ears after we got off tow, feeling how easy and intuitive it is to steer the hang glider in flight -- I was hooked. I later went for a ride with Oliver in a trike (a motorized, 2-seater hang glider), where we got up to about 5000' and got to see an elephant sanctuary(!), Lake Kissimee, Winter Haven, Epcot Center, and more. It was awesome! After the flight, a delicious, relaxed breakfast buffet was served, and I hung out hearing hang gliding stories and meeting the crew and visitors, lounging in the shade on swings and Adirondack chairs. I learned to fly solo at Wallaby Ranch, and I cannot imagine a better place to learn. Malcolm Jones, the owner, holds safety as his highest priority. He is always present at launch, making sure conditions stay safe for each pilot's abilities, watching how students progress, and having fun taking visitors for rides. The staff at Wallaby will make sure that you know what you need to, and will teach you to err on the side of caution when it comes to judgment in aviation. The Ranch is a great place to visit, and a wonderful place to call one of my homes.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tandem Hang Gliding Flights

How long are the flights?
Flight times vary based on the flight you have chosen. Flight times are as follows:

  • Discovery Flight: 15 minutes
  • The Mile High Flight: 21 minutes
  • The Supreme Flight: 40 minutes

How high do we go?
Flight altitudes also range by flight type.
  • Discovery Flight: 3,500 feet in the air
  • The Mile High Flight: 5,280 feet in the air
  • The Supreme Flight: 10,000 feet in the air

Is there an age restriction?
Yes. You must be at least 18 years old in order to fly.

Is there a weight limit?
Yes. You must weigh under 240 lbs. to fly.

What should I wear?
Because of the altitudes you will be flying at, it is recommended that you wear close-toed shoes and socks. Long pants and a light jacket or sweatshirt are advised if you get cold easily.

When is the best time to fly?
We fly anytime the weather allows us to fly. The best conditions for flying are in smooth air and calm winds, generally in the early morning or late in the afternoon.

What is a self-launching hang glider?
Also called a ‘trike’, it is an FAA-certified Light Sport Aircraft that features a hang gliding wing and weight shift operation. It flies much like a traditional hang glider, but is powered by a reliable aircraft engine.

Trikes provide the experience of traditional hang gliding, but are more capable of flying safely in a wider range of weather conditions. Trikes also have other advantages in comfort (big, cushy seats) and safety (BMW-engineered steel safety cage), and they enable longer airtime.

How safe is powered hang gliding?
We have a 100% safety record and our trikes are incredibly strong. For your safety and peace of mind, our trikes are furthermore outfitted with a ballistic parachute system. But most importantly, we simply don’t fly in marginal conditions. After all, it’s all about having fun!

What happens if the engine quits?
A trike is a powered hang glider, designed for flight with or without power. At Hang Glide Orlando, the engine is only used to climb to altitude. Then we turn off the engine and silently glide back down to earth.

Is the engine loud?
The engine is a Rotax 912, 4 stroke engine with silencer kit designed for noise reduction. In addition to the sound reduction features, you will also be wearing an intercom headset which not only allows you clear in-flight communication but also reduces outside sound.