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Extractions: Main Page See live article Alphabetical index Hang gliding is a recreational activity and competitive sport closely related to gliding , but using much more minimalistic craft often consisting of a metal-framed fabric wing , with the pilot mounted on a harness hanging from the wing frame and exercising control by shifting body weight against a triangular bar also attached to the frame. Many early experiments with gliding flight throughout the late 19th century were performed using craft that would now be considered hang gliders, and interest in the sport continued throughout the 20th century Table of contents 1 History Hang gliding was invented, or at least strongly influenced, by the NASA technician Francis Rogallo in the 1960s who had to develop a landing system for the Apollo astronauts return to earth. The major breakthrough was the famous flight of Mike Harker from the Zugspitze in Germany in . After that hang gliding became popular all over the world, with the peak in the 1980s. After that it was superseded by
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Extractions: There are two basic types of hang gliders, rigid wings and flex wings. As the name implies, rigid wing gliders are stiff and offer better aerodynamics than the flex wing glider. Along with the increased aerodynamics is an increase in price. Gliders of this type are classified by the FAI as a class 5 or a class 2. The main difference in class 5 and class 2 glider is that the class 2 glider utilzes a fairing to decrease drag. Most students learn on flex wings because they offer better flight control and have a predictable landing characteristic. Flex wings are generally less expensive than rigid wings and are more common amongst the recreational pilots. Flex wing hang gliders are classified as class 1 gliders by the FAI.
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Extractions: More Information Hang gliding is defined by the U.S. Hang Gliding Association as "low-speed, light-weight, unpowered, human flight in devices which are capable of being footlaunched and are capable of gliding and soaring flight." Hang gliding may be appropriate in parks and forests that were established to provide a wide variety of recreational activities, such as the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, but in most circumstances it is inappropriate in a park unit established for hiking and backpacking, such as the A.T. Concerns include the potential for congregation of large groups of people at launch sites (which usually coincide with A.T. overlooks), conflicts with hikers seeking solitude, and vehicular access. However, hang gliding usually is a low-impact, individual form of recreation and under the right circumstances these potential impacts can be fully mitigated. The question of the appropriateness of hang gliding along the Appalachian Trail was first discussed in 1981, when several unorganized groups of hang gliders requested permission from the NPS A.T. Park Office (ATPO) to use various launch sites along the Trail in the mid-Atlantic region. At the time, no clear policy or direction pertaining to this relatively new sport existed within the Trail community. Individuals within ATPO, ATC, and the affected Trail clubs debated the issue for some time before a decision finally was made to issue a permit to the Harlem Valley Hang Gliding Club for a launch site at Hosner Mountain in Dutchess County, New York. Shortly thereafter, the National Park Service Washington Office issued new direction requiring parks to seek a special regulation to allow hang gliding, and the ATPO terminated the permit.
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