Posts Tagged ‘hang’

Mt Laguna Cliff Launch Hang Gliding to 13,500 Everyone Flew XC

Flying at Laguna turned out to be pretty much as forecast. Eight San Diego hang glider pilots were there as well as Bill from Elsinore, Markus and Bruce from Crestline (both on rigid wings). Top of lift was from 12000′ to 15000′ and everybody flew for hours. Bill Steuber had his first flight at Laguna […]


San Diego Hang Gliding @ Torrey Pines Glider Port

San Diegot Hang Gliding is great year round here in southern California. We went to Torrey Pines Glider Port today and two people from Michigan decided to take to the air and fly like birds.  This was a last minute videos with my phone.


How To Choose Your First Glider

This article appeared in the February 1999 issue of Hang Gliding magazine as a sidebar to the Incident Reports column. New or used? Single surface or double surface? What performance level? Which manufacturer? Which model? Which size? These are some of the questions a pilot thinks about when he gets ready to buy his first […]


A Brief History Of Hang Gliding, Paragliding, and Wills Wing

Although often thought of as a newcomer to aviation, hang gliding is actually among the oldest forms of human flight. Before the airplane, the first successful emulation of the birds involved running down a hill with a light weight glider, taking off into the air and gliding down. Otto Lilienthal was the most successful early […]


San Diego Hang Gliders

Picture this. You’re standing on a rounded hilltop. A soft breeze is in your face. In front of you is a gentle, grassy slope leading down into the valley. You start your run down the slope with gravity helping to pull you along into a fast run. Within a several steps you are lifted, the […]