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Go for Hang Gliding

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Hang gliding can be dated back to the days of Leonardo da Vinci, whose sketchings portrayed his desire for human flight. Through fact and fiction, silent aviation has played a major role in man's dream to soar with the birds.

Trying to describe the feeling of flying a hang glider is almost impossible. It’s everything you think it would be (and probably more).

Imagine soaring like a ha­wk thousands of feet above the ground. Although the air is somewhat chilly, the view is tremendous and the solitude is relaxing. You search for­ updrafts of air to keep you aloft so that you can enjoy this feeling for hours. This is the experience of hang gliding.

The hang glider's wing, called a delta wing or Rogallo wing, is an outgrowth of NASA engineer Francis Rogallo's research on kites and parachutes in the 1960s. Rogallo ­had proposed the wing as a method of returning spacecraft to Earth. The delta-wing parachute was lightweight, durable and highly maneuverable. Later, John Dickenson, Bill Moyes, Bill Bennett and Richard Miller developed the Rogallo wing into the modern hang glider and launched an immensely popular sport shared by millions of people worldwide.

 

Success stories

Fabiana van der Heiden

Apr 16 at 17:43 pm
Jumped of a cliff over Rio de Janeiro. Flew over the beaches. It was fantastic!

Bucketlist127 User

May 09 at 23:45 pm
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