Our mission at Paradise Airsports
is to create a premier location to
enjoy the sport of free flight along
with other outdoor activities.
Hang Glide Miami creator, hang glider pilot and instructor Eric Williams, along with two close friends
who are also hang glider pilots, David Lopez and Alex Trochez, purchased the property, now known
as Wilotree Park, back in 2017 from a Groveland family who had owned the property since the 1880s.
Originally the airstrip and several hangars were built to serve their crop-dusting business.
David Lopez, Eric Williams, and Alex Trochez
In 2018 Eric, who has been hang gliding now for over two decades, had taken over the park formerly
known as Quest Air Soaring Center at Wilotree Park. In 2019 Paradise Airsports, the new home
of Hang Glide Miami, was born but all the while aerotowing had never stopped. Paradise Airsports
is an aerotow flight park located in the beautiful 150 acre Wilotree Park in Groveland, Florida.
Wilotree Park is a multi-use adventure and agri-tourism property about 28 miles from
Walt Disney World, 40 miles from Orlando International Airport and within day-trip
range of many other fun spots in central Florida.
Eric developed some of the property, naming it by using a combination of parts from their last names,
which became Wilotree Park. He added an RV and camping site complete with a catch and
release fishing lake. He also renovated one of the hangar buildings into an office and
Clubhouse with modern guest suites, rooms and social lounge/game room.
Paradise Airsports is regarded as one of the best known places in Florida to fly.
Breezes from the Atlantic and Gulf meeting over the state in combination with staffing
top-notch instructors teaching in a safe and controlled environment, makes for
epic hang gliding! A lot of “famous” hang gliding pilots, in the world of hang gliding,
not only fly at Paradise Airsports regularly, but some reside here at the park
for part of the year. Throughout the year and during hang gliding race-to-goal competitions
Paradise Airsports hosts, pilots come here from all over the world to fly their hang gliders.
The now symbolic bell still resides outside the Clubhouse at Paradise Airsports.
The pilots would ring it when they wanted to fly. It may not be used today
but that doesn't stop the continuous flights daily!
Paradise Airsports has 5 Moyes-Bailey dragonfly light sport aircraft on the premises, with one being owned and operated by its creator and designer Bobby Bailey.
Our professional flight staff work hard in this weather-dependent industry to insure you receive the type of experience you expect when you sign up for one of our adventures. With this type of attitude, we will get you to altitude! It will be an unforgettable flight experience and adventure which will have you coming back for more!