Hang gliding is probably the closest a person can come to experiencing bird-like flight. Unfortunately, the precise skills needed to fly a hang glider are difficult to teach through demonstration or verbal instruction. Consequently, many people's first few flights are awkward and sometimes dangerous. A hang gliding student's first flight is a solo flight, so control errors are understandable. However, every effort must be made to minimize these errors.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Flight simulators--Design and construction; Hang gliding
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Sherman, Kim L., "The design and construction of a hang glider flight simulator" (1992). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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