Hang gliding tandems work a little differently, so typically passengers are restricted to 175 lbs (80 kgs, 12 stone) or less. It’s generally a good idea to call…

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They indicate the chance of dying in a hang-gliding incident is about one in 116,000 flights. That makes it more risky than scuba diving and much more so…

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Site fees vary from location to location but generally run around $25 for a week. Some locations also offer rides up the mountain. So unless you want to…

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Hang gliding is an adventure sport that’s both recreational and competitive, and it’s a ton of fun! It involves flying a light aircraft commonly crafted with an aluminum,…

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A well taken care of hang glider can last up to 20 years. Harnesses when treated well will last your entire flying career. How long does hang gliding…

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How do you land a glider? Landing a glider is much like landing a conventional plane, except there is usually a single small wheel located directly under the…

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Pilots carry a parachute enclosed in the harness. In case of serious problems, the parachute is manually deployed and carries both pilot and glider down to earth. Do…

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Hang gliding is extraordinarily fun and exciting. Therefore it can be very difficult for an inexperienced pilot to resist the temptation to launch in border line conditions. Especially…

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Technically you can fly a hang glider anywhere except where you are explicitly not allowed, such as National Parks and Forests (Yosemite being an exception). BLM generally allows…

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A new entry-level glider for beginners, such as a Wills Wing Falcon, will generally cost around $4,000. These gliders are single surface, fun, easy to set up, and…

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