Hang gliding and paragliding are two forms of foot-launched ultralight flight. Typically these craft are flown in the same places, but each has unique characteristics of transport, set-up, and flight.

What is hang gliding and paragliding?

Hang gliding can be dated back to the days of Leonardo da Vinci. Trying to describe the feeling is almost impossible, since it’s everything you think it would be (and probably more). Read more

What are the risks?

Hang gliding and paragliding are similar to mountain biking, skiing, and climbing. Much of your experience with hang gliding or paragliding will be dictated by how you approach it. Read more

History of hang gliding and paragliding

Hang gliding is the realization of man’s oldest dream…to fly. From the time of the ill-fated flight of Icarus to the turn-of-the-century pioneers of the sport, such as Otto Lilienthal, Octave Chanute and John Montgomery, man has attempted free flight in just about every phase of modern history.  Read more


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