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Matjaž Klemenčič ski slope hang glider *video* Red Bull

Red Bull - May 3, 2017
Why ski when you can fly? Watch this hang-gliding trio fly down an alpine resort.

[WATCH] Self-powered Swiss hang glider flies at 80mph

The Daily Star - May 7, 2017
Riders can take off by running like a typical hang glider. Once airborne, the riders can pull their legs up into the cockpit and enjoy the ride. The glider is operated by a control stick and foot pedals. With a wingspan of 45-feet, it can travel with ...

Boat winch hang gliding to attract tourists in UK

Times of India - Apr 30, 2017
Explaining how it works, Vidyadhar said, “The glider takes off from the boat and once it attains the required air speed the payout winch starts releasing the line until the hang glider attains about 1,000-2,000 feet altitude. The pilot then releases ...

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Hang Glider books

Best Flying Sites of the Alps: The Complete Guidebook for Hang Glider and Paraglider Pilots

by: Oliver Guenay
The Alps region is a superb destination for hang glider and paraglider pilots. It offers great conditions above high mountains and the most amazing scenery to explore. It is the Mecca of free-flying. This guidebook details the best flying sites in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and France, carefully selected for their unique advantages. With many large-format photos, detailed maps and almost 300 pages of information, this is the key to unlock the secrets of the whole Alps region.
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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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Fly It!: Making and Flying Your Own Kites, Boomerangs, Helicopters, Hang Gliders, and Hand-Launched Gliders

by: John Kaufmann
Presents simple instructions for making and flying kites, boomerangs, helicopters, hang gliders, and hand-launched gliders.
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Hang Glider and Mud Mask

by: Brian McMullen, Jason Jägel
One lives high in the sky. The other lives deep underground. Follow Hang Glider and Mud Mask as they fly down and climb up to meet each other halfway—on the surface of the earth and in the center of the book. Hang Glider & Mud Mask is uniquely constructed with two front covers, two spines, and a Z-shaped binding that links the two sides of the story. Will you begin from the Hang Glider side, or flip the book around and start from the Mud Mask side? It’s your choice. (And since one half’s finale becomes the other half’s front cover, it’s hard to stop and put the book down.
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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 ...

Part 2 Surf an Origami Hang Glider a.k.a Handy Glider on a Wave of Air CONSTRUCTION revised 8 10

The thin foam gliders are much lighter and easier to make/fly than the paper ones shown in this video series. For the latest information about foam walkalong ...


In 1948 Francis Rogallo invents and develops the flexible wing which becomes the modern hang glider and paraglider.