Welcome to

Paradise Airsports -

Where the Sky's the Limit!

Come and fly with us...

at Wilotree Park in Groveland, FL

Embark on an exhilarating journey with Paradise Airsports, your premier destination for thrilling aviation experiences in Central Florida. Soar through the skies with our tandem hang gliding flights or chart your own course by learning to become a hang glider pilot. We also offer Aerotow Rating certification.

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ABOUT US

Navigating Adventure in the Skies

Paradis Airsports is an active grass strip airport and flight park located in Wilotree Park in Groveland, Florida about 40 minutes from Orlando and Walt Disney World. Paradise Airsports offers a unique view of the sky to anyone with a taste for adventure! You are in control of your flight experience and can make it as peaceful and relaxing or as exhilarating and adventurous as you want. It's all up to you!

"...this is a sport in which anyone of any age can participate. This is not an elite sport, and it is a safe sport with an instructor on a tandem flight. I have taken my 3-yr old grandson up on a flight and I have also gone up with a 93 yr old man." ~Eric Williams, Co-Owner of Paradise Airsports, Hang Glider Pilot, Certified Instructor, and former member of the US Coast Guard.

OUR SERVICES

Airsport & Recreation Services

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Hang Gliding Flights

Expand your horizons with a Tandem Discovery Hang Gliding Flight. Learn to control the glider with ease, with the supervision and guidance of a certified instructor. When you take a flight with one of our certified instructors or pilots, you can rest assured that your safety is our #1 priority. The hang gliding flights can last from 10 to 15 minutes depending on your adventure level. The faster you go, the shorter the ride. Once you are up in the air, extend your arms out like a bird and fly! Pricing varies based on the altitude. Click below to read more about our available Hang Gliding Packages. In-flight video services are also available to capture your adventure in the sky!

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Dragonfly Flights

Explore the sky with the creator and designer, Bobby Bailey, in one of the most fun-to-fly aircraft ever made - the Bailey-Moyes Dragonfly! It is a light sport aircraft which seats 2 people. When you take a flight with one of our certified instructors or pilots, you can rest assured that your safety is our #1 priority. You can just chill and enjoy a peaceful and relaxing Dragonfly Discovery flight or you can get your adrenaline pumping with an exhilarating and adventurous Dragonfly Daredevil flight. The Dragonfly is a fully aerobatic plane which means it is engineered for complicated aerial maneuvers. Click below to learn more about our available Dragonfly Flight Packages. In-flight video services are also available to capture your adventure in the sky!

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Training: Become a Hang Glider Pilot

Whether you're new to hang gliding or have already logged hundreds of hours, Paradise Airsports is the ideal place to establish or improve your flying skills. As a United States Hang Gliding Association (USHGA) certified school, we teach hundreds of beginners to fly and offer extensive continuing education to pilots of all levels. With our modern tandem Aerotow training and Central Florida's near-perfect weather conditions, we can help you reach your goals quickly and safely. Click below to learn more about our Level 1, Level 2 and Pilot Program training packages. Certification and ratings are contingent upon pilot performance.

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Training: Get your (AT) Aerotow Rating

We are a United States Hang Gliding Association (USHPA) certified school and have instructed numerous pilots in getting their Aerotow Rating (AT). Our tandem aerotow training combined with Central Florida's weather conditions and breezes from the Atlantic and Gulf meeting over the state allows you to reach your goals rather quickly without sacrificing safety. Your safety is our #1 priority. Aerotowing is a method of launching where the glider is towed to altitude by a tow plane, in our case, a Dragonfly or Trike. Training involved to get your AT is done with our tandem hang glider, The Monarch. In order to compete in the aerotow hang gliding competitions, you must have your AT and be proficient in aerotowing in all conditions. Click below to learn more about how to get your Aerotow Rating.

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Wilotree Park: Central Florida's Favorite Hidden Gem

Wilotree Park is a 150 acre park located in Groveland, FL about 40 minutes west of Orlando. We are a local private airstrip for many different kinds of aircrafts. On top of all the flying, we also have beautiful lake views and a serene environment with a lot of wildlife. We offer park day-passes, primitive camping and RV boondocking, RV sites and hookups (30 amp hookups with water), Clubhouse lodging and Paradise Airsport Flights. We also host many different types of events like Hot Air Balloon Festivals, Hang Gliding Competitions, Picnics by the Lake, Weddings by the Lake, Music Festivals and More. Click below to visit our Wilotree Park website for more information about day-passes, visiting and camping. Check out our Local Guide for other fun outdoor activities and tasty food.

PARADISE AIRSPORTS

Where Your Dreams Grow Wings!

TESTIMONIALS

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FAQS

What are the office hours for Paradise Airsports?

We are open Thursday - Monday from 9 am to 5 pm. We are closed on Tuesday & Wednesday. Other hours are available by appointment only.

Is a deposit required to book a flight with Paradise Airsports?

Every flight booked will be charged a $50 booking fee. You will receive an invoice to pay via text or email and may use a credit card to pay the booking fee. Failure to pay the booking fee will forfeit your booked flight time. After 25 minutes, the invoice is no longer valid. The $50 per flight booking fee will be taken off the final sales total at checkout for your scheduled flight. You can choose to use the booking fee towards the final flight total, tipping the pilots and ground crew, towards a t-shirt, upgrading your flight, or a video. Failure to show up on time for the flight time will forfeit your booking fee (no refunds).

Are gift certificates available to purchase?

Yes. We do offer gift certificates. Email or call us to purchase one today!

Can I just stop by Paradise Airsports to watch or find out more about the flights?

If you choose to stop by, we recommend you call #352-429-0210 to check availability, flight times and see spectating hours for flying. All on-property guests (flying or spectating) may be asked to sign a park waiver. You may be asked to leave the premises if you fail to sign a waiver. Everyone on the park property mush check-in at office and call #352-429-0210 if no one is in the office at that time.

What happens if the weather is bad for my scheduled flight time?

We are a weather and wind dependent technical sport and even what seems like a beautiful, sunny day can be unsafe for hang gliding. Please call ahead of your reserved flight time to verify optimum flying conditions for a fun and safe flight. When you take a flight with one of our certified instructors or pilots, you can rest assured that your safety is our #1 priority.

Is there a weight limit for tandem flights?

We cannot fly tandem flights with anyone weighing over 250 lbs due to safety reasons. We will weigh you in the office for the exact weight before the flight.

Can I take a video of my tandem flight?

Personal cameras, phones and video cameras are NOT PERMITTED on any flight, but we offer an IN-FLIGHT VIDEO PACKAGE using our GoPro for only $39. You are purchasing the microSD/SD card from our GoPro which captured your flight so you can share your experience with family and friends...documented bragging rights! When you call to reserve your flight, just ask our staff to add-on this awesome package.

What are the safety precautions for Tandem Hang Gliding flights?

Tandem hang gliding flights are safe due to the following safety protocols:

1. Professional Instruction: Tandem hang gliding flights are conducted under the supervision of experienced and certified instructors who have undergone extensive training in safety procedures and flying techniques. These instructors ensure that all safety protocols are followed and provide guidance to passengers throughout the flight.

2. Dual Control Systems: Tandem hang gliders are equipped with dual control systems, allowing both the pilot and the passenger to have control over the glider. This redundancy ensures that there is always a backup in case one control system fails or if the pilot needs to take over control from the passenger.

3. Safety Equipment: Passengers are provided with safety equipment such as helmets and harnesses, which are designed to protect them. Additionally, tandem hang gliders are equipped with reserve parachutes that can be deployed in case of an emergency.

4. Weather Conditions: Tandem hang gliding flights are typically conducted in favorable weather conditions, with clear skies, light winds, and stable atmospheric conditions. Pilots are trained to assess weather forecasts and make informed decisions about whether it is safe to fly.

5. Pre-flight Briefings: Before each tandem flight, instructors provide passengers with thorough pre-flight briefings, covering topics such as safety procedures, flying techniques, and what to expect during the flight. This helps passengers feel more confident and prepared for their experience in the air.

6. Regular Maintenance: Tandem hang gliders undergo regular maintenance and inspections to ensure that they are in optimal condition for flight. This includes checking for any signs of wear and tear, as well as ensuring that all components are functioning properly.

At Paradise Airsports, safety is our #1 priority. Our certified instructors follow all of the safety protocols to ensure a safe and fun flight.

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6548 Groveland Airport Rd, Groveland, FL 34736, USA