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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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The SE Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club has about 15 flying sites in the area, covering most wind directions.
Entranced by the idea of soaring through the air with a pair of his own wings, the 'City of Angels' star is desperate to become a licensed hang gliding pilot.
Known for his sharp sense of humor and fun-loving disposition, Seymour had at least 15 years' experience hang gliding with the club, Greblo said.
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The accident happened during the Celtic Cup Hang Gliding Competition near Courtown in Co Wexford and the Irish pilot died nine days later from multiple injuries.
Scottish Hang Gliding and Paragliding Federation:Tel: 0131-317 6260 (day), 01875-610644 (eve).
Garrett decided to go hang gliding, he wasn't preparing to jump off a cliff.
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In conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers First Flight, ten collegiate teams took to the skies and attempted three hang gliding flights each with wings they designed and constructed from paper materials, including corrugated paperboard or linerboard.