hang-glider


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hang-glider

an unpowered aircraft consisting of a large cloth wing stretched over a light framework from which the pilot hangs in a harness, using a horizontal bar to control the flight
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Putin s white outfit was designed so he himself looked like a crane while the wings of his motorised hang-glider were black and white -- like a giant Siberian crane.
Drivers on the northbound M6 between junctions 14 and 15 - which runs just 200 yards from the scene of the crash - dialled 999 shortly before 4pm after seeing the hang-glider strike the cables.
Then I began noticing the hang-gliders hovering over our Swiss mountains.
Dozens of motorists and passersby watched as the RAF crew winched the hang-glider up into the helicopter, after he had been strapped into a special rescue stretcher.
The record-breaking hang-glider and sailplane pilot, who was born and brought up in Cardiff, was looked up to by many for his instinctive knowledge of the winds.
VICTORIA Beckham may be no stranger to the high life, but even she hesitated before taking to the skies in a hang-glider.
A HANG-glider pilot's attempt to do a loop as he came in to land a year ago resulted in him losing control and plunging to the ground, according to an air accident report.
Other attractions include the colorful talents of paraplegic hang-glider pilot Dan Buchanan.
This letter week's photo shows Russian President Vladimir Putin on a hang-glider leading Siberian cranes on a migration route.
THE courage of the lone hang-glider is captured on the moors at Buckstones.
A spokesman from North Yorkshire Fire Service said: "We were alerted to a possible hang-glider crash at Hags Gill Farm.
Around 2,000 spectators looked on from the beach as Mr Freeman soared over the sea in his modified hang-glider in Saturday's preliminary event.