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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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He also added that while it is great to have an additional person present for safety reasons, having a friend to go hang gliding with makes the sport even more exciting.
The SE Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club has about 15 flying sites in the area, covering most wind directions.
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Nicolas Cage is thinking of taking a break from acting to pursue a 'flying' pastime- hang gliding.
Saturday after his craft's right wing touched the ground, sending it tumbling onto the 20-acre field owned by the Sylmar Hang Gliding Association.
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The mother-of-one said her father had been hang gliding for 30 years and had featured in the Guinness Book of Records.
But the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association said today that accidents during tandem flights were rare.
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Tomlinson, co-ordinator of ESPN's Extreme Games, divides these endeavors into air sports, such as bungee jumping, hang gliding, and sky diving; land sports, such as BMX, mountain biking, skateboarding, snowboarding, and street luge; and water sports, including barefoot water skiing, powerboat racing, scuba diving, wakeboarding, and windsurfing.
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).