Hang Gliding

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If you’re looking for action and excitement in a sport, you won’t find o­ne that offers as much as hang-gliding. Hang gliding is and air sport that allows somebody to pilot an extremely light, un-motorized aircraft called a hang glider. Hang gliders are made primarily of aluminum alloy or a composite-framed fabric wing. The pilot is suspended from the frame of the glider in a harness. The pilot can steer the glider by shifting their weight in disagreement to the control frame.

When hang-gliding first cam about, gliders would have a specific time frame that they could be in the air. Now, the technology has become so advanced that many gliders can be up in the air for hours and go as high as a couple thousand feet in the air.

If you’re interested in getting involved with hang gliding, there are a few things you should consider. The first of these is that the sport is largely unsafe. Many pilots wear protective eyewear, helmets and carry parachutes with them when they go o­n a run. They will also carry safety items like hook knives, rope, radios and first aid equipment in the event that they take a fall.

In the last couple of years, the hang gliding accidents have decreased a lot because of training that pilots are now receiving. Training programs have been developed so that today’s pilots will know the safety concerns and the limits of their craft. Because hang gliding is so dangerous, you will need to get the proper classes from a certified instructor before you intend o­n ever jumping off a cliff.

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Hang gliding is an extremely fun sport, but it isn’t for the faint of heart. If you intend to stay safe while participating, you must always have proper equipment and training. Getting involved with this sport can be a great way to spruce up your connection with nature and give you an interesting hobby that will bring you together with other enthusiasts. Check around your local area for certified instructors and start an adventure today.