Hang Gliding Basics for Beginners : How to Carry a Hang Glider

Hang Gliding Basics for Beginners : How to Carry a Hang Glider


Hi, this is David Duke. Welcome to Expert
Village. In this clip I’m going to talk about carrying the glider. I have it balanced on
my shoulders about at the edge of the deltoid right here. Each wing is about the size of
a hobicat sail, so you can imagine the power that wings can generate if you get them into
the wind wrong. So this is the correct way to pick it up turn it around. And your instructor
will go over all of this. Do not get your nose too high or you’ll go over backwards.
And now we’re into the wind. And the glider is actually in this wind it’s pretty much
flying right now. So it’s really not much weight on my shoulders. These hands here are
used to control my nose angle, so I can actually steer the glider as it is flying right here
even, just as I would in the sky. We can check that we’re hooked one more time. Again, I’m
noticing that I’m not in my backup, but we’re not going to do that today. So then I want
to use the wind to actually help me walk back up this little training slope we have here.
Because we spend a lot of time in a training glider, resting this glider as apposed to
flying we have these nice cushy pads on this one.

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