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What is Hang Gliding

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more.” ~John Burrows

Hang gliding is an exhilarating way to experience the great outdoors. Imagine soaring through the air, surrounded by nothing but the sound of the wind rushing past you. Hang gliding is an adventure that anyone can enjoy, and it's a great way to get some exercise and fresh air. Here's what you need to know about hang gliding, including what to expect and where to go.

What is hang gliding? Hang gliding is a sport where you fly using a hang glider, a lightweight aircraft with no engine. You launch from a high point, such as a hill or mountain, and then glide down to land. The best hang-gliding locations are typically near mountains or other natural landmarks. Many hang gliding companies offer lessons and tandem flights.

What equipment is used? Hang gliders are made of aluminum tubing with fabric wings. They typically weigh between 50 and 100 pounds. You'll also need a helmet, gloves, and a parachute.

What to expect? Hang gliding is both relaxing and exciting. Once you're up in the air, you can enjoy the feeling of freedom and the scenery. However, hang gliding can also be physically demanding, so be prepared for a workout.

If you're looking for an adventure, hang gliding is a great option. It's safe, easy to learn, and great for all ages. Get out there and give it a try! So what are you waiting for?

Top Hang Gliding Videos

Simple Progression for Teaching Hang Gliding

Simple Progression for Teaching Hang Gliding

This is a 5-min video FOR INSTRUCTORS that breaks an intro lesson into it's most basic parts, and stresses that teaching needs to be a progression of smaller steps, guided in accordance with the fundamentals of instruction. We can not teach someone to launch if they struggle with picking up the glider, and we can't put them in the air until we've taught them how to land first. The end goal is creating that 'Eureka' moment and hooking the student on hang gliding... and we do this by ensuring their first flights are a hugely positive and fun experience. Regarding the technical content of this lesson, I understand different schools might follow a slightly different progression depending on the syllabus or training facilities available to them (such as teaching wheel landings to start out). This video is an example of A PROGRESSION, not "THE" progression (this is what has worked best for the Voights). The key is the WAY it's taught- progression, clear & simple cues, and with an emphasis on the things that bring people back. We as a whole can't afford to lose any potential pilots! At face value this video provides new instructors with an excellent 'canned' intro lesson. Going deeper for more experienced instructors, the video stresses and demonstrates a lot of the complexities of instruction, be it an intro hang gliding lesson or anything else- taking something complex and delivering it in simple and straightforward, piece by piece steps.

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