Those who are not enough with the views that are from the best known viewpoints, that also like the adrenaline and seek a higher and more dynamic point of view, have to experience the free flight with hang gliding from any rock formation With enough height, you can take off your flight and enjoy peacefully the best view.
A Hang Glider is a device with characteristics very similar to those of a glider, designed with an aerodynamic surface to plan and perform flights without motor assistance. The takeoff and landing are made at low speed, so it is possible to transport, take off and land with the action of the pilot’s legs. The start of the flight is on foot, from a mountain or hill, or with the help of some mechanical equipment with which it can be thrown for the lift from the ground, maneuver that can also be done with another aircraft. The hang glider consists of a sail supported on an aluminum structure and inside, in the center, the pilot is suspended by means of a harness and usually adopts a lying position, directing the hang glider by means of position changes pendular with which displaces the center of gravity.
This sport is based on the use of updrafts of air or thermal that with a hang glider, fly by the principles that are applied to any aircraft. Taking advantage of the ascending air currents, the pilot can stay in flight for long periods and perform stunts. The duration of the flight varies between 8 and 20 minutes depending on the intensity of the wind. It may seem short, but the experience is so intense that time is more than enough. In any case, the risk is very controlled because the most experienced pilots will not risk their lives if the flight conditions are not adequate.
A hang glider does not usually fly at more than 80 km / h speed. For a delta wing to be considered as such, the International Aeronautical Federation (FAI) states that it must be able to take off and land in safety conditions with a wind speed equal to or less than 1 m / s. The pilot of the hang glider is suspended in the lower part in a horizontal position supported by a harness and holding a few support points that allow him to manipulate the wing with some movements of his body which displaces the center of gravity.
When the hang glider flies over updrafts, the pilot can take advantage of it to stay in flight much longer. The masses of hot or thermal air are large currents of hot air that are produced when the sun warms the surface of the ground, giving the hang glider the possibility of gaining height. The hang glider flies only when the air current passes through its airfoil at sufficient speed then the hang glider remains at an angle to the air stream. It is called angle of incidence and has great importance in the technique of free flight. Meteorology and geography are important factors to practice free flight.