Hang Gliding

Hang gliders are made from aluminum alloy or composite material with a fabric covered wing. The pilot hangs in a harness riding the air currents and steers by shifting their weight.

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Is Hang Gliding fun?

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Been flying HG since 1986 and its the most fun you can have w/ your clothes on.
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What are some ways to fly?

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Humans have wanted to fly for centuries. Of course, these days, you have a number of options: the most common is to take an airplane flight; but rather than just being a passenger, more and more people are taking flying lessons. Many smaller cities have local airports where they teach you how to fly a small plane. Also, you can try hang-gliding, which makes you feel as if you are flying.
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Are there any good novels about gliding?

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Flight of the Phoenix, by Nevil Shute (I think that is the author). It may be out of print, but was a good read.
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Who invented Hang Gliding?

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Otto Lilienthal
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How many things do you need for hang gliding?

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u need hang glider and parachute
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How many people are killed hang gliding every year?

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Well an average 27 people die every year hang gliding.
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What is a thermal in hang gliding?

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A thermal is a mass of coordinated ( i.e. a distinct bubble ) air which rises due to it being warmer than the surrounding air. On most days these bubbles continue upwards ultimately forming Cumulus clouds ( Cumulus or the larger Cumulonimbus clouds are themselves thermals made visible ) Think of the atmosphere as gently boiling ( bubbling) as the day warms up ( the sun heating the ground ) and the lid is the inversions ( where the air gets warmer).
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How much the cost of hang gliding?

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A new hang glide with harness and reserve - $3,600 and $5,000.
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What is the age limit for hang gliding?

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there is no age limit, but people recomend mid teens.
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How many people die each year from hang gliding?

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Around 5 deaths globally per annum. Numerous injuries- typically minor sprains or more serious fractures. See www.bhpa.co.uk for UK accident stats
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Does it need to be windy to hang glide?

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It shouldn't be too windy when you're hang gliding. Thermal updrafts are what you would rely on for lift.
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How do you say hang gliding in Spanish?

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El Hang Glide! most sports are the same in Spanish y English! For ejemplo or example, el golf is golf and... lots of other worlds. Glade I can Help! espanol is awesome.
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Why is paragliding a sport?

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because the head of sport wanted it to be
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What agency is the regulating authority for hang gliding in the US?

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Hang gliding is unregulated unless it has an engine.
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How much does a hang gliding instructor make?

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I'm sure it depends on where you work, but where I work it is $35 a lesson, with a lesson running from 1 hour to 5 hours depending on the weather and students.
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When was hang Gliding invented?

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Hang gliding was invented by Otto Lilienthal in the 1880's
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What flies but falls?

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hang gliding
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How is hang gliding dengouros?

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The hang glider could break and people without parachutes will fall to their death or get lost at sea. There is about 1 fatality per 116,000 flights.
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How many people can a hanglider carry?

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In most cases one but for training there are tandem hang gliders.