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Take the jump - Learn How to Hang Glide

Hang gliding is one of the most freeing experiences in the world — Icarus definitely had it right (albeit with dodgy architecture). Hang gliding is often seen as a safer flight experience than paragliding given its resilience through harsher winds and increased stability. 455 more words

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In working on this book about Francis and Gertrude Rogallo’s story, I’ve been privy to some fantastic resources, not the least of which is a set of interviews with Rog and Gertrude that were recorded in 1993. 524 more words

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South Downs Hang Gliding School Trip

Back in 2015 I went to Spain for a week with my hang gliding school. It was a fantastic trip as it gave us new pilots a chance at flying new sites from higher altitudes than what we were used to back on the South Down. 255 more words

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Hang gliding: where it all began

I started hang gliding in the summer of 2013. Since then I’ve passed my elementary pilot (EP), club pilot (CP) and had the chance to fly the south of Spain for a week . 217 more words

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Happy Birthday Rog!

Francis Rogallo was born on this day in “19 and 12” as they used to say, and while I can’t speak authoritatively about all of his birthday celebrations, I know an important one was in 1974. 393 more words

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Breaking barriers: My record-busting paragliding flight through the Victorian wilderness

When I woke up to the sounds of birds frolicking and Khancoban trailer trash bickering, I didn’t know that I was mere hours away from paragliding immortality. 686 more words