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Hang Gliding, Hot Air Ballooning and Camping Weekend

Hang Gliding at Wallaby Ranch

Hang Gliding at Wallaby Ranch

Hot Air Ballooning at Wallaby Ranch

Hot Air Ballooning at Wallaby Ranch


Camping at Wallaby Ranch

Camping at Wallaby Ranch

Once a year in the Fall, we journey to Wallaby Ranch, a serene and exciting getaway in the Orlando-Kissimmee area for hang gliding, hot air ballooning and camping.

Come just to camp, or soar high above the trees in a hot air balloon or hang glider...or all of the above!

This event is scheduled for the second weekend in November each year.

Wallaby Ranch has a group of seasoned hang gliding instructors who take you up on tandem flights.  A small ultra light airplane tows the glider up to altitude and releases you for a ride on the thermals.  Your pilot does all the work, and you just get to enjoy the scenery--or you can steer a little and experience the thrill of dives and spins.  Take your camera up to the heights for some great photos.  Flights are available according to the wind conditions, either early in the morning before breakfast or in the late afternoon at sunset.  The experience lasts for about 20 minutes, and the Adventure Club gets group rates.

Blue Water Balloons also offers group rates for hot air ballooning.  The balloons often either take off or land at Wallaby Ranch or in the nearby countryside depending on wind conditions.  You get to watch and assist as the balloons are inflated, and you lift off at dawn for a spectacular sunrise viewing.  A ride typically lasts for about 45 minutes to an hour.  Upon landing, you get a commemorative flight certificate and champagne brunch.

Wallaby Weekend is one of the most attended events of the year, so don't miss it.  You will get to meet a lot of our members and make new friends. 

Most folks bring tents to set up right in the field near the grass runway.  In the morning, you may wake to the sight of gliders taking off or balloons floating across the sky.

The Wallaby dining hall serves two excellent meals per day: brunch after the morning flight and a late lunch around 3:00 pm.  They also have grills, drinks, pool, hot tub, trampoline, playground, hiking trails, hot showers and clean restrooms.

At night, we have a bonfire where we cook all sorts of camping fare like baked potatoes, hot dogs, chili, s'mores, marshmallows, and even fruit pies.  Just bring whatever you can dream up to share in the feast.

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