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Hang gliding club removes ramp from Marina State Beach  Monterey County Herald

MARINA — According to California State Parks, a paragliding and hang gliding club recently removed the launch ramp from Marina State Beach without ...

Monterey County Herald
Companions, human and canine, featured in new movies  Fairfield Daily Republic

FAIRFIELD — Bryan Cranston goes from “Breaking Bad” to badly broken in “The Upside” a PG-13 drama. After being paralyzed in a hang-gliding accident, the ...

Fairfield Daily Republic
Local man unhappy that FitBit requires dieting and exercise  fiddleheadfocus.com

My wife gave me a FitBit as a Christmas gift, and I'm unsure why. Perhaps she was recalling an incident a few months ago when I groaned while lifting the bag of ...

Near Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar Hides in Plain Sight - Oregon Coast Travel Tips  Oregon Coast Beach Connection

(Pacific City, Oregon) – If you blink, you'll miss it. There's one tiny Oregon coast village that appears then disappears quickly if you're not paying attention.

Oregon Coast Beach Connection
And the 2019 Rose Parade winners are: The most beautiful, whimsical and creative floats  The Pasadena Star-News

Featuring Olive, a book-reading, ballet-practicing ostrich, The UPS Store's Rose Parade float was named the most beautiful of all 46 floats by the Tournament of ...

The Pasadena Star-News
Gliders take to sky  Forbes Advocate

The Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Competition on track despite two days of bad weather.

Forbes Advocate
A man’s hang glider soared 4,000 feet in the air — and he wasn’t strapped into it  The Washington Post

Chris Gursky stood on a hilltop last month in Switzerland, with one hand holding on to his pilot and the other holding on to a hang glider, gearing up for an ...

The Washington Post
Hang gliding accident in Switzerland captured on video leaves tourist Chris Gursky with multiple injuries  CBS News

A nerve-wracking piece of video shows a tourist clinging for life onto a hang glider in Switzerland. Chris Gursky's harness was not properly attached when he ...

CBS News
If you want to NEVER go hang gliding, definitely watch this video of a guy somehow avoiding death on his first ride  Golf Digest

On his first day of vacation in Switzerland, one man survived a near-death experience on his first ever attempt at hang gliding.

Golf Digest
Swiss to Investigate Near-Miss Hang Gliding Incident  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Switzerland's civil aviation authority said it will question a hang-glider pilot after a Florida tourist he flew over a picturesque Swiss landscape nearly fell hundreds ...

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Watch This Hang Glider Hold Onto His Instructor After Not Being Properly Strapped In  Complex

A YouTuber by the name of Gursk3 was forced to hold on for his freaking life after realizing he wasn't strapped in during his first hang gliding experience.

Harrowing footage of a hang glider ride gone terribly wrong  For The Win

An unattached passenger was forced to hang on for his life while soaring through the air.

For The Win
Free Flight Helmets Market | Global Market Overall Study Report 2018-2023 (2K Composite,ALPHATE,APCO) and More…  99Wire

How Global Free Flight Helmets Market Will Behave Until 2025? researchunt has come out with Free Flight Helmets Market Research report. This covers not ...

This Video of a Guy Accidentally Hang Gliding Without a Harness Is Pure Terror  VICE

Imagine if the worst, most terrifying moment of your life was captured on camera. That's what happened to YouTuber Gursk3, who posted a video of himself on ...

Central Florida Explorer: Flying high while hang gliding at Wallaby Ranch  Orlando Sentinel

In this episode of Central Florida Explorer, Patrick soars high up among the birds while hang gliding at Wallaby Ranch.

Orlando Sentinel
Man Hang Gliding For Dear Life Without Secure Harness  NowThis

A hang gliding pilot forgot to secure a passenger's harness, leaving him hanging for dear life while in flight. Chris Gursky's first time hang gliding became a ...

Unclipped Hang Glider Passenger Hangs On  AVweb

A Florida man says he ll try hang gliding again after his first tandem flight left him hanging on for dear life over the Swiss countryside.

Man in hang glider fails to strap in properly, hangs by his hands for dear life  Boing Boing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLBJA8SlH2w&feature=youtu.be This unlucky guy tried hang gliding in Switzerland. His instructor failed to attach him to the ...

Boing Boing
Watch man's horrifying hang gliding trip when instructor forgets to strap him in  Boing Boing

https://youtu.be/dLBJA8SlH2w This guy from Florida decided to try hang gliding for the first time while vacationing in Switzerland, and ended up clinging on to ...

Boing Boing
Doug VB Goudie: Hang gliding... nope, not gonna happen  Wicked Local

I don't know what my obituary will give for the cause of my untimely death years from now, but one thing I can guarantee that it will not say is, "he died while ...

Wicked Local
Building sets and Hang-Gliding on Weekends  Federal Way Mirror

Glenn Duval, Federal Way resident of seven years, is the Mirror's Citizen of the Month for November. Read on to find out more about what Glenn does for the ...

Federal Way Mirror
SEE IT: Hang Glider Survives Near Death Experience  CBS New York

CBS2's Valerie Castro has the details on a scary scene in Switzerland as a hang gliding trip went horrible wrong. Next Video. Police Seek Info On Brooklyn ...

CBS New York
The Upside  The List

Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart headline this remake of Gallic comedy drama Untouchable, the 2011 crowdpleaser that became the most profitable ...

The List
Grandfather Mountain to Hosts Hang Gliding Reunion July 21  High Country Press

Grandfather Mountain was a popular hang gliding destination, playing host to the annual Masters of Hang Gliding Championship and countless exhibition flights ...

High Country Press
Above Riffe Lake, Hang Gliders Flock to Lewis County Skies  Centralia Chronicle

Fourteen hundred feet above Riffe Lake, Larry Jorgensen and I watch a wind sock flutter in the breeze.

Centralia Chronicle
Novice left hanging after glider pilot fails to attach him – video  The Guardian

A first-time hang-glider has an experience he won't forget in a hurry after the pilot failed to attach him to the glider. Shortly after takeoff in Switzerland, Chris ...

The Guardian
DRONE ZONE: Talking about hang gliding  FOX 10 News Phoenix

It's one activity where one can't be afraid of heights.

FOX 10 News Phoenix
Coroner investigates death of hang glider pilot  Kankakee Daily Journal

A Westmont man died while hang gliding in Iroquois County on Sunday.

Kankakee Daily Journal
Coast Guard, fire departments search for hang glider, person off Seabrook Beach  The Daily News of Newburyport

SEABROOK — The U.S. Coast Guard and area fire departments searched Sunday night for a person and a hang glider in the water off Seabrook Beach but ...

The Daily News of Newburyport
Terrifying footage shows hang glider cling for his life  AccuWeather.com

Chris Gursky, of Florida, was hang-gliding while on vacation in Switzerland and discovered after takeoff that his harness was not attached to the glider.

Hang glider dies in Mtn. Home air show crash  6 On Your Side

A hang glider who crashed onto the runway at Mountain Home Air Force Base during Saturday's Gunfighter Skies air show has died from his injuries.

6 On Your Side
Wow! Hang-Glider Jumps Unconnected, Hangs on for Life  GearJunkie

A tourist went hang-gliding in Switzerland, but his guide never clipped him in. Hundreds of feet in the air, he hung on for more than two minutes before landing ...

Tourist's Hang Glider Flight Just Misses Disaster [VIDEO]  News Radio 710 KEEL

A Florida man who thought a hang glider ride down a Swiss mountain would be the highlight of his European vacation certainly got a flight he'll never forget after ...

News Radio 710 KEEL
Someone went hang gliding over a forest fire and you shouldn’t do that  9News.com KUSA

KUSA – Unfortunately, over the past few weeks, 9NEWS has gotten more news releases about forest fires in Colorado to count. There was a line in one – an ...

9News.com KUSA
Professional hang gliders take to the skies in Big Spring  yourbasin.com

Starting in Howard County this week begins the annual United States National Series Hang Gliding championships in Big Spring.

Comedy routine that went awry led to pilot's death at Mountain Home airshow, report says  Idaho Statesman

A comedy routine that went wrong killed an experienced hang glider pilot at a June 2 airshow at Mountain Home Air Force Base, the National Transportation ...

Idaho Statesman
Hang gliders defy gravity at Hyner View  Centre Daily Times

Editor's note: This is part of the Eat, Play, Live special section.

Centre Daily Times
Hang gliders in Refugio aim to break world record  KIIITV.com

Among the gliders was Jon Durand, a professional hang glider from Australia who almost broke the world record in 2016.

Sky-high interest: Hang gliding has become major local attraction [photos]  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Jason Yao soared 1500 feet above Lookout Valley, viewing the mountainous topography below. Vast woodlands stretched as far as his eyes could see. Creeks ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press
Always Wanted to Fly On a Hang Glider? This video Will Make You Think Twice!  Avgeekery

A man from Florida – enjoying his first day of vacation in Switzerland – was forced to 'hang on' to the Hang glider, after the pilot reportedly forgot to attach him to ...

Officials: Hang glider crashes in New Milford  News 12 Connecticut

New Milford Police responded to a non-motorized hang glider crashing into a tree Saturday.

News 12 Connecticut
Hang Gliding Nationals coming to Big Spring Aug. 5  NewsWest9.com

The 2018 Hang Gliding Nationals will be in Big Spring once again.

Hang glider pilot sent to hospital after rough landing in Dade County  WRCB-TV

It happened off New England Road just before 8:00 p.m. on Friday.

Veteran hang glider Dan Buchanan killed in crash at Mountain Home  KTVB.com

Buchanan was performing at the Gunfighter Skies air show, and had performed at air shows around the world since the 1980s.

Disabled Airshow Hang Glider Pilot Dies Performing in Idaho  Flying

Dan Buchanan, a noted disabled veteran airshow pilot, was killed in an accident Saturday in an accident at Mountain Home AFB Idaho.

VIDEO: Hang glider passenger dangles unattached after pilot jumps from cliff  American Military News

For more than two minutes, a Florida tourist visiting Switzerland hung on for dear life when his harness was never attached to the hang-glider by his instructor.

American Military News
Hang glider stuck in trees on Tiger Mountain | KIRO-TV  KIRO Seattle

Eastside fire responded after someone on a hang glider or paraglider ran into some trees.

KIRO Seattle
Agency releases more details about Mountain Home hang glider crash  Idaho Press-Tribune

Officials have released a preliminary report on the death of a hang glider pilot following a crash during an air show at the Mountain Home Air Force Base earlier ...

Idaho Press-Tribune
Free Flight Suits Market | Global Research Insight 2018-2023 (Player:Boogie Ma,Dude,Gibson & Barnes) and more…  TokeNexa

In a changing world, Free Flight Suits Market at the global assumes importance for those who are involved either directly or indirectly. The report will not only ...

Here's What Happens When You Attach a Surfboard to a Hang Glider  TheInertia.com

Wolfgang Siess is one of the best hang glider pilots in the world. That's why he strapped a surfboard to one.

Free Flight Gloves Market | Global Research Insight 2018-2023 (Player:Akando Skydiving Accessories-Soran,Charl,Gibson & Barnes) and more…  TokeNexa

In a changing world, Free Flight Gloves Market at the global assumes importance for those who are involved either directly or indirectly. The report will not only ...

Free Flight Helmets Market | Global Research Insight 2018-2023 (Player:2K Composite,ALPHATE,APCO) and more…  TokeNexa

In a changing world, Free Flight Helmets Market at the global assumes importance for those who are involved either directly or indirectly. The report will not only ...

Hang Glider Aims to Break Long-Distance Flight Record  Live Science

A daring hang glider known for his extreme stunts and record-setting flights will soon attempt to set another record for the longest open distance flight.

Live Science
Terrifying hang gliding experience  The Weekly Times

A US hang glider had a terrifying experience when he realised his instructor had not secured his harness. Most Viewed. 1. Three horses shot on Gatton property.

The Weekly Times
'I wanted to be Superman' | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com  Northern Virginia Daily

STRASBURG – On most days, when the weather cooperates, Joe Schad is soaring through the clouds strapped into a hang glider or paraglider, taking in views ...

Northern Virginia Daily
Hang Gliders Ride the Wind From Bliss to 'Sheer Terror'  Valley News

Charlestown — Norwich resident Jay Whitehair describes hang gliding like this: “I think of it as a roller coaster you can steer precisely that drops and rises for ...

Valley News
Hang Gliding in New Hampshire  New Hampshire Magazine

Tips for hang gliding in New Hampshire from Morningside Flight Park in Charlestown NH.

New Hampshire Magazine
I took my boyfriend hang gliding for his birthday even though I was terrified — here’s what happened  HelloGiggles

I launched off the top of a mountain, 4000 feet above ground, because I'm in love. This is what happened when I went hang gliding with my boyfriend.

Matjaž Klemenčič ski slope hang glider *video  Red Bull

It goes without saying that being first on the top of the slope matters if you consider yourself a skiing enthusiast. When thinking about the maiden run of the day, ...

Red Bull
Two dead in glider crash in Grand Teton | Cops & Courts  Jackson Hole News&Guide

Two people in a scenic glider died when they crashed in the Tetons on Saturday.

Jackson Hole News&Guide
Gravel Pit Request Would Mean Conservation Area — And More Air Pollution  RadioWest

A construction-products company is dusting off a request to expand its gravel-mining operation at the Point of the Mountain, raising concerns that the.

PXP Meter app for paramotors and trikes  Cross Country magazine

The PXP meter app turns an Android phone or tablet into a flight computer for paramotors, paratrikes or ULMs.

Cross Country magazine
Paraglider hits ground hard, airlifted Sunday  Whidbey News-Times

A man was seriously injured in a paragliding accident at Fort Ebey State Park Sunday morning, according to Chief Mark Kirko with North Whidbey Fire and ...

Whidbey News-Times
A new hang-gliding world record in Chile  Red Bull (International)

Few people in the world can claim they've flown 350km in just a day without the help of some form of engine. But all Thomas Weissenberger needed was his ...

Red Bull (International)
'It’s a wake-up call': Witnesses, mourners recall the day of hang glider’s fatal fall  National Post

Warning: Story contains graphic *content*. VANCOUVER — In the moments after Lenami Godinez-Avila plunged to her death during a tandem hang-gliding flight, ...

National Post
Man, 52, falls 20 metres after hang glider clips trees and crashes to the ground  9news.com.au

A man was taken to hospital in a serious condition yesterday after crashing a hang glider and falling 20 metres to the ground at a park south of Sydney.

NTSB releases preliminary report in fatal Bad Axe plane crash  WNEM Saginaw

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its initial investigation into a fatal plane crash in Huron County.

WNEM Saginaw
Emergency services called to Beechmont after hang glider accident  Gold Coast Bulletin

Update: Emergency services are preparing to transport a woman to hospital following a hang gliding accident in Beechmont. Queensland Ambulance *Service* ...

Gold Coast Bulletin
Big Adventure: Learning to Hang Glide  Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

My first dreams were of flying. I stood on the top of the bunk bed I shared with my brother and started flapping my arms. As an adolescent, I climbed onto the roof, ...

Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
Paragliders blacklisted at Blacks Beach  Mackay Daily Mercury

PARAGLIDERS and hang gliders in Mackay have labelled the rule barring them from landing on Blacks Beach "bizarre”, promising to escalate the issue with ...

Mackay Daily Mercury
UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal hang-gliding accident  WMTV

Sheriff's officials say a Minnesota man has died in a hang-gliding accident in southern Wisconsin.

Wanaka man not licensed to fly  Otago Daily Times

The Wanaka speed flyer who died following a crash on Isthmus Peak, near Lake Hawea, on Sunday did not hold a licence to fly. He was 43-year-old James ...

Otago Daily Times
British paraglider killed in mid-air collision  ITV News

Read British paraglider killed in mid-air collision latest on ITV News. All the news.

ITV News
A Record Hang Gliding Ride on the Texas Wind  New York Times

To set a hang gliding distance record, Jonny Durand and Dustin Martin set out last July from Zapata, Tex., and headed north as far as the warm winds would take ...

New York Times
Dirt Shark: TwoMac Ft. Eli Tomac on a Two Stroke  BNQT

Watch Eli Tomac completely obliterate His Outdoor Motocross Track on his 2005 Factory KX 250 in #TwoMac!...

SLO County Hike of the Week: Hang Glider Hill in Cayucos  The San Luis Obispo Tribune

The trail: Hang Glider Hill. From San Luis Obispo, travel north on Highway 1 for 19 miles to Cayucos. Turn right onto Chaney Avenue, then left onto Ocean ...

The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Destination: Paragliding and hang gliding in Chile  Cross Country magazine

Almost 4,000km long and snaking between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is a pilot's paradise. In Cross Country 156 (Nov/Dec) Loreto Hurtado ...

Cross Country magazine
Dudek Warp competition PPG wing  Cross Country magazine

The Warp is Dudek's new competition wing for expert PPG pilots. They say it's fast, agile and made to win!

Cross Country magazine
Hang glider crashes in Simsbury  FOX 61

SIMSBURY -- A hang glider crash landed after taking off in the Talcott Mountain area Thursday. He took off from the ridge next to Heublein Tower. On the way ...

FOX 61
Hang Glider Dies in Crash on Slide Mountain  KOLO

Washoe County Sheriff's deputies say a man died in a hang gliding crash on Slide Mountain Friday afternoon.

Shocking video shows the hang-gliding World Champion’s craft breaking mid-air  Daily Mail

This is the terrifying moment a world champion hang-glider's craft broke in the middle of a turn sending him plunging downwards - before he incredibly managed ...

Daily Mail
7 wonders of the adventure world by Red Bull athletes  RedBull.com

We asked seven top athletes from different disciplines to define the 'seven wonders of adventure'. The world has many lists of wonders defining legendary ...

Move, Learn and Discover: IOC Recognised FAI celebrates Olympic Day | World Air Sports Federation  World Air Sports Federation

As a proud International Olympic Committee (IOC) Recognised International Sports Federation, the FAI joins sporting organisations around the world in ...

World Air Sports Federation
Go Vacation for Nintendo Switch: Beginners Guide  iMore

What is Go Vacation, and how do you play? Here's the help you need to get started relaxing.

Summer 2018: 100 things to do in Knoxville, surrounding areas  Knoxville News Sentinel

We've compiled 100 events, activities and attractions to check out this summer in Knoxville and surrounding areas. So get out there and have fun!

Knoxville News Sentinel
Pushing the limits of aviation: Sergey Ananov | World Air Sports Federation  World Air Sports Federation

Five years ago on 22 February 2013, Sergey Ananov (RUS) made a "Distance without landing" flight in a Robinson R22 Beta Helicopter of 1232 km (previous ...

World Air Sports Federation
Canaan Valley Resort is now open to Paragliding  The Parsons Advocate

The Canaan Valley Resort recently opened a new Hang Gliding / Paragliding launch site in the wooded area behind the existing ski hill. The site is a highly ...

The Parsons Advocate
Christopher Lloyd joins Norman Lear's new comedy pilot, Guess Who Died  AV Club

For a 95-year-old, Norman Lear is still kicking truly shocking amounts of ass. He's launched a new podcast, guest-starred on The Simpsons, and is still involved ...

AV Club
Burkhard Martens Thermal Flying, the Film  Cross Country magazine

There's now an 'educational and inspirational' film to accompany Burkhard Martens' best-selling Thermal Flying book. The 66-minute film by Burkhard, Achim ...

Cross Country magazine
UK hang gliding record broken  Cross Country magazine

Neville Almond flew a new UK hang gliding open distance record of 269km (167 miles) on Tuesday 10 May on his Air Atos VR. He flew from Milk Hill, a small site ...

Cross Country magazine
Insider tips for a night at the Jersey Shore in Wildwood  NJ.com

The boardwalk is a big part of Wildwood, but there's other places to check out at night in this Jersey Shore town.

Woman killed in fall from cliff at SF’s Fort Funston identified  SF Gate

A woman who fell to her death from a cliff at San Francisco's Fort Funston on Thursday evening was identified as a 36-year-old Tracy resident, authorities said ...

SF Gate
Class War 2014: UK HGs and PGs go head-to-head  Cross Country magazine

UK's hang glider and paraglider pilots hug out their differences in the first known hang gliding Vs paragliding team competition, held 23-24 August (with two ...

Cross Country magazine
Next hotspot for hang glider tourism  Townsville Bulletin

BURDEKIN residents might see a few more people sailing from Mt Inkerman with the site set to be the next hotspot for gliders in the North.

Townsville Bulletin
Deaths renew calls for national parks to rescind BASE jumping bans  High Country News

In October 1999, five people climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park to commit an act of civil disobedience: parachuting off the 3,000-foot-high granite cliff.

High Country News
Hang Gliding World Championships 2013: Corinna Schwiegershausenn  Cross Country magazine

In the run-up to the Hang Gliding World Championships 2013, which start in Australia on 7 January 2013, Grace Cain interviews some of the key pilots from the ...

Cross Country magazine
Keel hinge to aid hang glider assembly  Cross Country magazine

Austrian firm Flugsportservice have invented a keel hinge, to help stabilise a hang glider while you prepare it for flight on uneven ground or in strong winds.

Cross Country magazine
Norwegian's New 'Bliss' Cruise Ship Will Have Biggest Race Track at Sea  Condé Nast Traveler

Norwegian Cruise Line announced Sunday that its newest ship, the Bliss, will feature the longest on-board race track to date.

Condé Nast Traveler
Kathleen Rigg – two Women's World HG records  Cross Country magazine

Kathleen Rigg (GB) flew a 200km triangle on her Moyes RX3.5 from Hochfelln in the Bavarian Alps on 1 July 2015, earning her two women's world records if the ...

Cross Country magazine
Paragliders soar above the Yakima Valley | Local  Yakima Herald-Republic

Tom Stotts stood at the northernmost point of Baldy Butte overlooking the Yakima River Canyon taking note of the shifting breezes.

Yakima Herald-Republic

hang gliding Videos

Sunset Speedrun Top to Bottom #Hanggliding
Sunset Speedrun Top to Bottom #Hanggliding
Scariest take-off and most beautiful flight, hang gliding Lanzarote - Mirador del Rio
Scariest take-off and most beautiful flight, hang gliding Lanzarote - Mirador del Rio
Freestyle Hang Gliding 150km/hr Water Touch | Extreme Diaries with Flo Orley, Ep. 2
Freestyle Hang Gliding 150km/hr Water Touch | Extreme Diaries with Flo Orley, Ep. 2
Hang gliding: first solo flight
Hang gliding: first solo flight
Simple Progression for Teaching Hang Gliding
Simple Progression for Teaching Hang Gliding
Pilot Forgets to Attach Tourist to Hang Glider
Pilot Forgets to Attach Tourist to Hang Glider
Hardcore hang gliding :)
Hardcore hang gliding :)
Hanggliding Volcano Jumping at Lanza
Hanggliding Volcano Jumping at Lanza
12 year old Ethan hang gliding!
12 year old Ethan hang gliding!

hang gliding Images

Mid-air collisions - Dynamic Flight Hang Gliding School
Mid-air collisions - Dynamic Flight Hang Gliding School
Photo Hang glider : CLUBMAN (Aerial Arts)
Photo Hang glider : CLUBMAN (Aerial Arts)
Stanwell Park Beach | NSW Holidays & Accommodation, Things ...
Stanwell Park Beach | NSW Holidays & Accommodation, Things ...
Gallery of the Irkutsk hang gliding club
Gallery of the Irkutsk hang gliding club
Vancouver Hang Gliding -- first person view - YouTube
Vancouver Hang Gliding -- first person view - YouTube
Photo Hang glider : PHOENIX MARIAH (Delta Wing Kites and ...
Photo Hang glider : PHOENIX MARIAH (Delta Wing Kites and ...
Good Sights: Italy – Castelluccio di Norcia – The ...
Good Sights: Italy – Castelluccio di Norcia – The ...
Helicopter Sightseeing Pleasure Flight Over Bath City ...
Helicopter Sightseeing Pleasure Flight Over Bath City ...
Outdoors and adventure - Discover Tasmania
Outdoors and adventure - Discover Tasmania
Via ferrata Cascade de l'Oule | Lavandières complete ...
Via ferrata Cascade de l'Oule | Lavandières complete ...

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hang gliding Wiki

Hang gliding is an air sport or recreational activity in which a pilot flies a light, non-motorised foot-launched heavier-than-air aircraft called a hang glider. Most modern hang gliders are made of an aluminium alloy or composite frame covered with synthetic sailcloth to form a wing. Typically the pilot is in a harness suspended from the airframe, and controls the aircraft by shifting body weight in opposition to a control frame.Early hang gliders had a low lift-to-drag ratio, so pilots were restricted to gliding down small hills. By the 1980s this ratio significantly improved, and since then pilots can soar for hours, gain thousands of feet of altitude in thermal updrafts, perform aerobatics, and glide cross-country for hundreds of kilometers. The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale and national airspace governing organisations control some regulatory aspects of hang gliding. Obtaining the safety benefits of being instructed is highly recommended.