Ultralight Flying, Newest Adventure in NorMin

Ultralight flying is now the latest of adventure-crazy Northern Mindanao. It was just first conceived as a hobby by a Filipino-American retiree, Carl Frias who has settled in nearby Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.

The plane is locally called “Flying Gecko” and flies for about 15-20 minutes over the towns of Manolo Fortich, Libona and sometimes Cagayan de Oro City. As stated earlier, it was just a hobby by Frias but others wanted to experience flying with the Gecko that they willingly paid for the gas. Since then, the “Flying Gecko” has become popular that it was finally opened to the public…and Mr. Frias is planning to buy another one.

Once in the air, you can have a bird’s eye view (literally) of the vast pineapple plantation, landmarks in Manolo Fortich and Libona, and if you’re lucky, a glimpse of Cagayan de Oro City. Too bad if you’re afraid of flying…

The runway is located at Camp 3 in the middle of the vast pineapple plantation of Del Monte Phils., Inc.

Click here to check out amazing ultra light flying videos of Carlito Frias as his ultra light plane soars above the sky of Bukidnon.

A Beautiful Country video

A Beautiful Country from Carlito frias on Vimeo.

For bookings, contact:
Mr. Carlito Frias 



  1. Thanks for the information. I never really knew this. How much is the 15-20 minutes flight? I hope this will be fully develop or shall we say popular.

    1. As far as I know, the initial rate for the 15-20 minute flight is P1,500.00.

  2. can i share your video on fb...

  3. 1,500php for how many persons???

  4. I will be there next year probably May 2014...

  5. 18000 each... 1 per person per flight... and if you can convince 15 or more with you may 1 free :)

  6. good day! me and my friends are interested, may i ask for your updated contact no.? :) thanks!

  7. This is Mr. Frias updated number 0916-593-7034. I'll be there May 13, 2014. See you there on that day!!!

  8. Hello i'am back excellent adventure indeed!

  9. Hello,
    I am from Australia and live in Cdo now. I had a microlight 18 years ago and attained my licence and passenger endorsement. I would love to hear more about your flying there.