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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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Whilst we wish to see the public and their pets enjoy their time in this beautiful area of Wales, we do have concerns that allowing access to camping, organised games, hang-gliding and paragliding could impact on the running of farming businesses.
According to Socotra radio host Khaled Al-Obali, in Socotra the mountains and shores are flooded with people hang-gliding or climbing, or gathering to watch such adventures.
She subsequently did a number of training courses and tandem flights and became a proficient paraglider pilot before turning her attention to hang-gliding.
Although I'm still not con- vinced about the hang-gliding advice, the views on digital are ones where there very much was a meeting of minds.
Lois Preston who was killed in a hang-gliding accident on Friday and, inset, Lois was praised for her skills by three-times world champion Judy Leden early this year
Earlier this year, three-times world champion Judy Leden, who runs hang-gliding lessons, said: "Lois is showing signs of becoming a talented pilot.
This week, I stumbled across AvaGlide, a brilliant Pilotwings-style hang-gliding game which costs a mere 80 Microsoft points.
Summary: BEIRUT: More than 150 pilots from clubs in 16 countries "will color the sky of Lebanon" next month with a display of hang-gliding and balloons.
Which island has the highest sea cliffs in the world, much favoured by hang-gliding enthusiasts?
Ninety year-olds such as widow Catherine Matthews are turning to hang-gliding, wing-walking, flying planes and skydiving instead of knitting, daytime TV and boredom.
In 1974, Jeff Nicolay, looking for a place to hang-glide, struck a deal with dairy farm owner Phil Haynes to develop an area for hang-gliding, Three decades later, Nicolay has outfitted the center with gliders, equipment and six instructors for hang-gliding and paragliding.
Nationwide, six hang-gliding fatalities were reported in 2006, three more than in 2005, according to the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association Inc.