Hang gliding is an adventure sport that’s both recreational and competitive, and it’s a ton of fun! It involves flying a light aircraft commonly crafted with an aluminum, carbon fiber, or stainless steel frame with a sailcloth to create a wing. Hang gliding pilots are harnessed to the frame and control their movements by shifting their body weight and soaring to great heights.
Compared to paragliders, hang gliders are heavier and are able to travel at much faster speeds through the air. It is possible to fly for hours and for long distances while hang gliding, as long as the proper altitude is reached and maintained. According to the U.S. Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association, the world record for hang gliding is 475 miles!
It’s a lifelong sport that is exhilarating and something that everyone should try at least once! Here are 10 of the very best places to go hang gliding in the world. Add them to your adventure travel bucket list!
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