A nice video for promoting the sport of hang gliding. Al Roker flies tandem with Malcom Jones at the Wallaby Ranch in Orlando, FL. I flew tandem with Malcom a few times back a few years ago in order to get signed off on aerotow. We don’t do a lot of that out here in the west, but it’s sure a nice and easy way to get into the air.
And Malcom’s claim of 30,000 tandem flights without incident is no exaggeration. If anything, it’s an understatement. They fly all year round at Wallaby, seven days a week, and he’s been doing upward of a dozen or more instructional flights a day for as long as I’ve been in the sport, which is about 10 years.
If you’re interested, this is a great way to give it a try. There are a number of aerotow parks around the country now.