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Choosing a Helmet

In a recreational activity like hang gliding , there are significant risks of injury or death. Helmets on the market today offer varying degrees of protection. The purpose of this article is to provide a guide on how helmets work and what to look for when choosing one. You need a helmet whenever you fly. […]

Choosing a Hang Gliding / Paragliding School

G.W. Meadows Many of you reading this have either just had your first experience with hang gliding/paragliding or are considering it. Hang gliding and paragliding are without a doubt the most exhilarating sports in which a person can participate, but sometimes a new pilot will have had a bad experience learning to fly that can […]

From Parachutes to Paragliders

By Kurt Kleiner No one is exactly sure who invented the sport of paragliding. However, there are photographs and video footage of a group of skydivers flying their parachutes off of small hills in eastern Montana in the late seventies. At about this same time, a handful of climbers in the French Alps began to […]