I Went Hang Gliding

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    Getting Higher

    This is getting to be an addiction ... Just last April, I left Kill Devil Hills silently giving myself high-fives for making my Hang I certification (dune flying). But dune flights are rarely long enough to really learn how to do coordinated turns, and everyone says that riding...
    windlion windlion
    56-60, M
    Aug 3, 2012

    I Love Hang Gliding!!!

    I went hang gliding a couple years ago, broke my toe on the landing, and it was so #@$%ing worth it! Breaking toes normally doesn't happen to beginners, I was the first one in the hang gliding school to do this.  So after breaking my toe, I bought a hang glider and...
    FlyingNinjas FlyingNinjas
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2009

    I Took Lessons, Solo'd and Then Quit

    A couple of years ago I took hang gliding lessons.  It was awesome.  I went once a week for a couple of months.  I solo'd several times and then quit.  Truth is I felt that the instructor was pushing me faster than I was ready and I didn't feel safe. ...
    bioyah bioyah
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 16, 2008

    I Whent..........

    Back in 1976 I went hang glding, for twenty odd years. loved it and still do, cheers all Petethewrist
    etelpmoc etelpmoc
    Apr 5, 2012

    Seaside State Beach Noobirds

    So we were settled in to the married-with-childer groove, enjoying two years of grad study in Monterey, California, and I noticed that Kitty Hawk Kites has a training center just north of town.  Marie and I had tried and enjoyed a day of beach gliding at Nags Head...
    windlion windlion
    56-60, M
    Oct 25, 2008

    Loved It!

    I went tandem hang gliding at the Torrey Pines Gliderport while I was on vacation in California. Jumped off a cliff (not as scary as you think) and sailed on the winds high above a beach; there was a lot of wind in my face, but the view was pretty cool! The guy I was with...
    Lunarescent Lunarescent
    18-21, F
    Apr 9, 2010

    I Went Hang Gliding For My Late Mother.

    After my mom passed away in 2009, my family and I found her bucket list. Since then, it's become the whole family's bucket list, and we've been fulfilling her goals and wishes in her honor. In June 2012, for her birthday, my husband Shawn, my sister Jay and our two cousins Haley...
    KLJones15 KLJones15
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2013

    The Best Thing That I Have Done In My Life

    Hi i am a hang glider pilot . I am not boasting like an alpha male wannabe i am just giving my story .I learned to fly in August 2004 and i have been flying since , with a hiccup or 2 along the way. Why did i decide to try hang gliding ? Well i am a person who has always had to...
    wraithorn wraithorn
    46-50, M
    26 Responses Oct 21, 2010
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