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Hang gliders


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  • 1. Hang Gliders Emily Garrett Mrs. Reed Physical Science Period 5 Spring 2010
  • 2. History on Hang Gliding
    • Hang gliding can be dated back to the days of Leonardo da Vinci
    • Hang gliding didn't emerge again until the 1960's
    • In 1971, the Southern California Hang Gliding Association was born.
    • The modern day hang glider incorporates modern technology of high tech design and instrumentation.
    • Hang gliders today must pass stringent "load" tests and are certified for their airworthiness.
    • Pilots fly with altimeters, variometers, reserve parachutes and even on-deck flight computers.
  • 3. Types Of Hang Gliders
    • Thermaling
    • Mountain Flying
    • Ridge Soaring
    • Dune Flying
    • Cross Country Flying
    • Aerobatics
    • Speed Gliding
  • 4. How To Start Hang Gliding
    • The best way to start is with a tandem introductory flight. This gives you a taste of flying.
    • Once you have seen what it is like then you can sign up for an Introductory Course. Under radio supervision, you will fly solo from the training hill and progress to higher flights, all in two days.
    • The basic techniques of hang gliding -- launching, turning, landing -- are fairly easy to learn.
  • 5. What is a hang glider?
    • Hang gliding can be dangerous, and should only be performed under proper supervision or by someone with technical experience and training.
    • The kite is a type of airfoil , suspended across a rigid tubing system.
    • This tubing can be broken down, allowing the kite to pack into a relatively small space and be reassembled.
    • When ready for use, the kite is assembled and the flier straps in using a harness system. Use of a helmet is also advised.
  • 6. Safety
    • You can make hang gliding, like most adventure sports, as safe or dangerous as you want.
    • Ways you can make it safe are to receive instruction from a certified professional and use safe equipment -- professional schools will create as controlled a learning environment as possible.
    • Hang gliding is an outdoor sport and Mother Nature is unpredictable weather is always a big consideration.
    • he primary safety factors are personal judgment and attitude.
    • You must be willing to learn gradually and use good judgment and have an appropriate attitude.
    • If you don’t, then you can get injured or killed; if you do, then you can hang glide until you’re 90.
  • 7. Bibliography