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Paradise Air to host World Hang Gliding Championships  Daily Commercial

GROVELAND – Paradise Air Sports, formerly Quest Air Hang Gliding, has landed the World Hang Gliding Championships in 2020. The world events include the ...

Daily Commercial
Hang glider has near-death ride after realizing he's not strapped in  NBC News

Video of Chris Gursky's first time hang gliding in Switzerland went viral after take off he realized his harness wasn't attached to the aircraft.

NBC News
Video shows holiday hang glider flight going horribly wrong  CNN

Chris Gursky hangs on for dear life during a hang glider flight in which his safety harness was unattached.

Watch hang glider hold on for dear life  CNN

After realizing he was not strapped in while hang gliding in Switzerland, American Chris Gursky held on for nearly four minutes while the pilot navigated to a safe ...

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
Andreatta: In the eye of the pre-storm hysteria  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Pre-storm hysteria is one of the most dangerous elements of any blizzard.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
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 ...

Review: 'The Upside' is based on true story, but cliche-ridden  The Daily Courier

This image released by STXfilms shows Kevin Hart, left, and Bryan Cranston in a scene from "The Upside." (David Lee/STXfilms via AP). MARK KENNEDY, AP ...

The Daily Courier
Ollie Wines can learn from his skiing injury but he shouldn’t feel guilty about it  Geelong Advertiser

Hindsight is a marvellous thing. We are all experts after the event when it can be seen with a different clarity.

Geelong Advertiser
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.

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

I wouldn't consider myself a daredevil. However, I do say yes to a lot of things, and I'd like to think I'm generally open to new experiences. After all, I am the ...

Orlando Sentinel
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
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 ...

Hang glider has perilous trip after pilot fails to strap him in  UPI News

A man's first hang gliding trip in Switzerland nearly turned deadly as he realized he hadn't been strapped in to the glider after taking off.

UPI News
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
“Swiss Mishap” is the Most Terrifying Thing You've Seen In a While  Teton Gravity Research

Watch as this hang-glider holds on for dear life 4000 feet above the ground.

Teton Gravity Research
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
Florida man clings for life onto hang glider  WTSP.com

It was Chris Gursky's first time hang gliding. He dangled from the hang glider for more than two minutes, with the safety harness not properly attached, after it ...

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
Terrifying Video of a Guy Hanging on For Dear Life After a Hang Gliding Mishap  GeekTyrant

Well, after watching this video, there's no way in hell I will ever go hang gliding! I'm already afraid of heights, but sometimes I try things to conquer my fears.

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
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
Hang-Glider Describes Terrifying Flight Over Alps  The Weather Channel

First-time hang-glider Chris Gursky described his terrifying flight over the Swiss Alps as he held on with one hand. Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch.

The Weather Channel
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 ...

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
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
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.

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. What Is A Polar Vortex?

CBS New York
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
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
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
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.

Windy conditions lead to hang glider wrecking, needing to be hospitalized  Lewiston Morning Tribune

STEPTOE BUTTE — A hang glider at Steptoe Butte Park was revived twice Saturday before being taken to Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment, according to law ...

Lewiston Morning Tribune
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
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
Agoda reveals 2019's top destinations for travelers during the Spring Festival  ACROFAN USA

SINGAPORE, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bangkok, Tokyo and Taipei are the top three most popular destination for Asia Pacific travelers over the Lunar New ...

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

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

European Hang Gliding Championships 2018  Cross Country magazine

The FAI European Hang Gliding Championships 2018 sees its first task in Macedonia. Two comps are running at the same time.

Cross Country magazine
Wines had Port's permission to water-ski  The Age

Ollie Wines was with several Port Adelaide teammates and had permission from the Power to be water-skiing when he suffered his shoulder injury on Saturday.

The Age
Flying high while hang gliding at Wallaby Ranch  Hawaii Tribune Herald

As seen from a mounted GoPro, Central Florida Explorer Patrick Connolly hang glides with Wallaby Ranch owner and instructor Malcolm Jones at Wallaby ...

Hawaii Tribune Herald
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.

Hang-glider injured in Boulder crash, taken by helicopter to Denver Health Medical Center  The Denver Post

A pilot was severely injured in a hang-glider crash Wednesday afternoon in Boulder County.

The Denver Post
Athol man, 69, dies after paragliding accident on Steptoe Butte  The Spokesman-Review

A 69-year-old man died after crashing his paraglider Saturday morning on Steptoe Butte, according to the Whitman County Sheriff's Office.

The Spokesman-Review
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.

Hang glider stuck in trees on Tiger Mountain  KIRO Seattle

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

KIRO Seattle
Perth Skyworks crash sparks new rules for Avalon airshow  The Australian

Aerial displays conducted at this years Australian International Airshow at Avalon will be conducted under new guidelines introduced in the wake of the fatal ...

The Australian
This pilot lost his friend in a glider crash. Friday, he traced Don Post's final route  BurlingtonFreePress.com

Don Post, one of 3 people who died in a glider crash on Sterling Mountain, was a widely admired pilot in the Stowe area. A Hamden, CT, couple died.

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
Watch Hang Gliders In The Bighorn Mountains Of Wyoming [VIDEO]  Kgab

Above Buffalo Wyoming is where highway 25 merges with highway 90. Up through Sheridan the Bighorn Mountains rise and roll on the west of the highway ...

See Maui like never before on this thrilling Hāna hang gliding tour  Hawaiimagazine.com

Hang Gliding Maui takes visitors on an aerial tour of Hana, East Maui with extraordinary views.

UM paragliders find new heights as sport grows  Montana Kaimin

The neon-colored paraglider wings with humans dangling from them are a well-known addition to mornings and evenings in Missoula, with fliers descending ...

Montana Kaimin
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.

Jon Durand Hang Gliding World Record Attempt 2016  Red Bull

On July 3, 2012, Aussie Jonny Durand dueled in the sky with American Dustin Martin for the hang gliding world distance record. They were both attempting to ...

Red Bull
Ever dream of flying? These guys did too, and they made it happen in Horseshoe Bend  Idaho Statesman

Idaho hang gliders, paragliders and speed-flying enthusiasts have a new place to play at the Horseshoe Bend Flight Park off of Idaho 55 north of Boise.

Idaho Statesman
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
Video | news.com.au — Australia's #1 news site  NEWS.com.au

Watch the Latest News.com.au Videos including Featured News Videos and Sports Videos and News Highlights. View more News.com.au Videos and Breaking ...

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
Local hang glide instructor finds beauty in the skies  GazetteNET

It's a scene from a dream.A boy sprints to the edge of a steep hill, his legs spinning in long strides until he begins to float, higher and higher, until his sneakers ...

Skydiving, hang gliding and paragliding | Outdoors & Recreation | Spokane | The Pacific Northwest Inlander | News, Politics, Music, Calendar, Events in Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and the Inland Northwest  Pacific Northwest Inlander

Some like to take in the Inland Northwest's views from a comfortable park bench. Others like to take them in while plummeting from 13,000 feet above the ground ...

Pacific Northwest Inlander
Hang Gliding | World Air Sports Federation  World Air Sports Federation

Corinna Schwiegershausen was born in Bremen, Germany in 1972 and took up hang gliding in 1991. She has been FAI Women's World Hang Gliding ...

World Air Sports Federation
'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
The 25 Best Co-Op Video Games to Play With Friends  Complex

Co-op games succeed or fail based on how well the title engages everyone playing. Here are the best multiplayer video games to play on PS3, Xbox, PC ...

Hang glider falls from Tamborine Mountain  myGC.com.au

A HANG GLIDER has had a close call after slipping off the side of Tamborine Mountain this afternoon. The 57-year-old man fell roughly 100m down the side of ...

Alice Englert on her latest role in snake-worshipping Sundance thriller  Flicks

Flicks' Sundance reporter Helen Barlow caught up with screen star Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa, Beautiful Creatures), who also happens to be the daughter of ...

Cross Country 196: Dec 2018 / Jan 2019  Cross Country magazine

Perfect the basics, analyse last season's highlights and spend some time planning your next big adventure. This issue is all about keeping you inspired.

Cross Country 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.

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
Hang glider Base-tube instrument mounts  Cross Country magazine

AltAIR, who make the smartphone hang-glider pod featured in issue 180, now supply 3D-printed base-tube brackets to attach them to. The brackets can be ...

Cross Country magazine
102-year-old becomes oldest skydiver in the world while jumping for charity  ABC News

A 102-year-old Australian woman has become the oldest skydiver in the world while also raising awareness for the disease that killed her daughter. Athelstone ...

ABC News
'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
Rossville man dies in hang gliding accident  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Rossville man has died in a hang gliding accident. On November 5th at approximately 3:30 p.m., Shawnee County Sheriff's Office ...

Washington man who competed in Red Bull extreme flying race inspires Spokane wind warriors  The Spokesman-Review

On the peak of an Austrian mountain, Jesse Williams had to make a potentially life-or-death decision. To fly or not.

The Spokesman-Review
35th FAI World Gliding Championships, Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland | World Air Sports Federation  World Air Sports Federation

Top Polish pilots defended their titles at the 35th FAI World Gliding Championships, held from 8-21 July 2018 in Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland.(Photo shows L-R ...

World Air Sports Federation
Jérôme Maupoint's Stolen Moments 3 out  Cross Country magazine

Stolen Moments 3 is out! The third volume of Jérôme Maupoint's coffee-table book showcases his paragliding and travel photography from 2012 to 2018.

Cross Country magazine
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
Hang glider injured in crash in Draper  KUTV 2News

(KUTV) A hang glider crashed and was injured Monday night in Draper, Utah.Emergency responders were sent to 15200 South, Steep Mountain Drive, after ...

KUTV 2News
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
Paragliding pilots fly in for Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia | World Air Sports Federation  World Air Sports Federation

The 18th Asian Games get underway in Indonesia later this week. And for the first time, paragliding pilots will be among the thousands of athletes competing, ...

World Air Sports Federation
Jessamine County man dies in hang glider crash - ABC 36 News  WTVQ

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Jessamine County man is dead after a hang gliding accident this afternoon. The man crashed at Rosenwald Dunbar ...

Pilot of downed hang glider on Slide Mountain identified  KRNV My News 4

Bob Harmon, Public Information Officer from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, has told News 4 the identity of the hang glider pilot who was killed in a crash on ...

KRNV My News 4
Soar Above Maui with These 5 Unforgettable Activities | Maui Activities Guide  Maui Now

Ziplining has become a popular vacation activity recently, but ziplining in Maui takes the cake. Imagine yourself whizzing through the air over stunning views of ...

Maui Now
Bionic flying fox can glide, swoop & hang upside down all by itself (VIDEO)  RT

A German electronics firm experimenting with aerodynamics has produced an astonishing robotic replica of a flying fox, complete with 3D printed parts and ...

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
Report from the 112th FAI General Conference | World Air Sports Federation  World Air Sports Federation

The 112th FAI General Conference took place in Luxor, Egypt, on 26 and 27 October 2018. More than 70 delegates from Active, Associate, Temporary Member ...

World Air Sports Federation
Space History Photo: The Birth of Hang Gliding  Space.com

You probably don't think of NASA and hang gliding together, but their histories are interwoven. In the early 1960s, during the Mercury space program, NASA ...

O, to Be Like a Hawk and Fly: Hang Gliding in Georgia  New York Times

Hang gliding enthusiasts have been coming to Lookout Mountain Flight Park, a hang gliding school in Georgia, to explore the wild blue yonder since the 1970s.

New York Times
Devon paraglider killed in mid-air collision | West Country  ITV News

Read the latest West Country stories, Devon paraglider killed in mid-air collision on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest West Country news.

ITV News
Avian: UK hang gliding business for Sale  Cross Country magazine

UK-based hang gliding company, Avian, is up for sale. Steve Elkins, Avian MD and designer, started the company over 25 years ago. He says: We are looking ...

Cross Country magazine
FAI International Drones Conference and Expo 2018: The Magic of Drone Sports | World Air Sports Federation  World Air Sports Federation

The second FAI International Drones Conference and Expo kicked off in Lausanne on Friday – with a session on the new world of Drones and Sport. Speakers ...

World Air Sports Federation
Dustin Martin and Jonny Durand break hang gliding world record in Zapata  Cross Country magazine

Dustin Martin after flying 761km. Photo: Wills Wing/Facebook. Dustin Martin and Jonny Durand have broken the open distance hang gliding world record, flying ...

Cross Country magazine
Here's the Apartment; Now Let's Go Hang Gliding  New York Times

When Dan Critchett, a real estate agent, meets a buyer at an open house, a potential client he hopes to woo, he shakes the buyer's hand and offers two business ...

New York Times
Free Flight Photographer of 2018  Cross Country magazine

Have you got a hard drive full of amazing photos you've shot within the last year? Then look out the best and enter our inaugural Free Flight Photographer of the ...

Cross Country magazine
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

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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 :)
Hang gliding accidents compilation
Hang gliding accidents compilation
12 year old Ethan hang gliding!
12 year old Ethan hang gliding!

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Hang Gliding Crash Lookout Mountain, March 15, 2014 - YouTube
Hang Gliding Crash Lookout Mountain, March 15, 2014 - YouTube
Hang Gliding on Lookout Mountain, Rising Fawn, Georgia ...
Hang Gliding on Lookout Mountain, Rising Fawn, Georgia ...
Hang Gliding Smoke Signals | JukinVideo EXCLUSIVE - YouTube
Hang Gliding Smoke Signals | JukinVideo EXCLUSIVE - YouTube
Hang Gliding Ride at Puyallup Spring Fair - YouTube
Hang Gliding Ride at Puyallup Spring Fair - YouTube
Ed's Story - Norfolk Hang Gliding Club
Ed's Story - Norfolk Hang Gliding Club
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Airborne XT-912 Microlight Trike Photograph - Landscape ...
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The Skycoaster Is A Top Branson Missouri Attraction
EPCOT: Soarin' (2012) HD - YouTube
EPCOT: Soarin' (2012) HD - YouTube
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Good Sights: Italy – Castelluccio di Norcia | The ...
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Scenic Features | Palouse Scenic Byway

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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.