Hang gliding is an air sport in which a trained pilot and participant fly a lightweight glider powered by the wind. Although there is no motor involved, hang gliders have full control of their trajectory. The pilot is suspended in a harness beneath a 9-meter frame. Control of the glider is primarily exercised by shifting body weight in opposition. A foot launch in which the pilot faces into the wind and runs down a slope until airborne is the most common method of taking off. Training schools often utilise a tow method for take off which takes less physical effort and allows a more controlled environment.
Hang Gliding guides in the UK
Guides will provide everything you need to experience hang gliding safely, including helmet and flying suit.