hang glider


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hang glider:

see gliderglider,
type of aircraft resembling an airplane but having at most a small auxiliary propulsion plant and usually no means of propulsion at all. The typical modern glider has very slender wings and a streamlined body.
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hang glider

[′haŋ ‚glīd·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
A flexible, deployable, steerable, kitelike glider from which a harnessed rider hangs during flight.

hang glider

hang glider
A glider, including a powered glider with the engine not operating, capable of being launched and landed solely by the use of the pilot's legs. The term includes paragliders.
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Hang glider pilots who start their training foot-launching off a hill, slope or mountain side face all these challenges from the start.
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