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Laura and Dad Lynn go Hang Gliding
 
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A First Lesson in Hang Gliding at Lookout Mountain
Chattanooga, TN
(www.hangglide.com)
Hang Gliding
Hang Gliding
Hang Gliding
Left: The site from atop Lookout Mountain. Middle: Laura, banking in for a landing, Right: Laura, the teacher and Dad Lynn.

Dad Lynn's Flight
Hang Gliding
Dad Lynn Hang Gliding
Dad Lynn Hang Gliding
The larger ultralight is ready to tow Dad Lynn Dad Lynn is read in the kite. Just off the ground!
Dad Lynn Hang Gliding
The tow ascends steeply
Dad Lynn Hang Gliding
Gliding freely
Dad Lynn Hang Gliding
In-flight shots with the on-board camera
Dad Lynn Hang Gliding
Dad Lynn Hang Gliding
Dad Lynn Hang Gliding
Dad Lynn Hang Gliding
Decending
Landing
Dad Lynn Hang Gliding
Dad Lynn Hang Gliding
Dad Lynn Hang Gliding
Dad Lynn Hang Gliding
Back on earth
     
Laura's Flight
Laura Hang Gliding
Laura Hang Gliding
Laura Hang Gliding
Laura dressing :-)
Suited up
In kite and ready
Laura leaves the ground
Climbing
Laura Hang Gliding
Laura Hang Gliding
Laura Hang Gliding
Laura Hang Gliding
She's too high for my camera
In-Flight Shots from on-board camera!
Laura Hang Gliding
Laura Hang Gliding
Laura Hang Gliding
Laura Hang Gliding
Laura Hang Gliding
Laura Hang Gliding
Laura is banking in for a landing, and finally touches down. (Be sure to see the animated shot of her landing at the top of this page.)
Laura Hang Gliding
Laura Hang Gliding
 
Here's How It's Done By More Skilled Flyers
Hang Gliding

For lessons, the ultralight on the right is used. But the people on the left and below used a smaller ultralight.

To the left, the small ultralight (top left) and the hanglider (bottom left) are both ready. Note the cable. It's hard to see. The hang glider rides on a wheeled sled which will be left behind.

Hang Gliding
Hang Gliding
Here is the larger ultralight that is normally used, and was used for Laura and Dad Lynn.
1. Gain Speed - the ultralight pulls the hang glider which is on a wheeled sled.
2. The lift-off. The wheeled sled is left behind. The experienced flyer can land on their feet (by running). 3. The wheeled sled is retrieved for the next flight.
Hang Gliding
Hang Gliding
Hang Gliding

 

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