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Story of a… Hang Glider

Orlando Magazine - Mar 27, 2017
After hang gliding around the world, Jones came back to Central Florida with the idea of aerotowing, where a plane pulls a hang glider up to 2,000 feet before releasing. “It wasn't until I had this idea of taking a tandem glider, mounting wheels to it ...

UPDATE: Hang Glider Pilot Found Safe

KAALtv.com - Apr 12, 2017
(ABC 6 News) - UPDATE: The Dodge County Sheriff's office said a hang glider pilot they were searching for Tuesday night has been found safe. According to emergency personnel on scene, reports came in around 8:30 p.m. from somebody who thought they ...

LAKE ELSINORE: Hang glider airlifted after crashing near Ortega Highway

Valley News - Apr 4, 2017
LAKE ELSINORE – A hang glider suffered moderate injuries and had to be rescued by helicopter after he crashed in a steep, rugged area west of Lake Elsinore Saturday, April 1. The hang glider went down near Main Divide Road south of Ortega Highway in ...

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Hang Glider books

Towing Aloft: Learning to Surface Tow & Aerotow Hang Gliders, Paragliders & Ultralight Sailplanes

by: Dennis Pagen, Bill Bryden
This book is for hang glider, paraglider and ultralight sailplane pilots or for ultralight pilots who wish to aerotow hang gliders. TOWING ALOFT includes: Towing equipment Towing rigs Payout winch Stationary winch Static line towing Aerotowing Boat towing Checklists Safety requirements Operating tow systems Launching, climbing, releasing on tow Flying tugs Maximizing tows Airport operations Emergency procedures ...and much more!
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The Torrey Pines Gliderport

by: Gary B. Fogel
As “Air Capital of the West,” San Diego boasts a rich history in aviation that began with glider flights by John J. Montgomery in the 1880s. By the 1930s, gliding experienced a renaissance as an inexpensive means to take to the skies. Gliderports dotted the West Coast with pilots testing their designs in the prevailing sea breeze. Locations such as Torrey Pines attracted pilots from all over the nation for their idyllic conditions, where humans could soar with birds over the sea. These early pioneers helped define soaring as a sport and left an indelible mark on American aviation.
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Harry and the Hang Glider

by: Randall, L. Kerchill, Douglas, D. Mullins
From the Inside Flap: "Harry and the Hang Glider is for children of all ages who want to learn more about how man's ancient dream of flying like a bird has come true. This is your invitation to a parent/child reading adventure that answers some of the most commonly asked questions about the remarkable sport of hang gliding. Harry and the Hang Glider depicts the virtues of honesty and hard work, and presents a positive, inspiring message of accomplishment." From the Back Cover: "This book is written for everyone that might not know how the sport of hang gliding has progressed since its early days.
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Manbirds: Hang Gliders and Hang Gliding

by: Maralys Wills
As a sophisticated and demanding sport, hang gliding ha come of age in less than a decade. Anything prior was essentially experimentation and adventure.
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Freestyle Hang Gliding 150km/hr Water Touch | Extreme Diaries with Flo Orley, Ep. 2

http://www.epictv.com This is probably the closest to flying you'll ever get. Flo Orley takes us with him on board his specially tuned hang glider near Chamonix in ...

What A Hang-Glider

Archaeopteryx is a versatile high-end hang glider in glider configuration with exceptional climbing ability. It is designed for the start of foot slopes and for many ...

Hang Glider Jon Durand Talks Pushing Boundaries - FOCUS - Season 2 Ep 6

CLICK to watch the full 21 minute episode on Red Bull TV: http://win.gs/1FNJEQm Professional hang glider Jon Durand explains his inspirational start to his ...

How Hang Gliders Stay in the Air

Follow us on Facebook https://goo.gl/3R1SwJ They don't just glide. Hang gliders can stay in the air for hours. Here's how. This video is part of a series that ...

Composite Hang Glider

Took this video at Point of the Mountain. Deaf pilot needed help getting into this thing.