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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How much does a hang glider weigh?
A. When lifted, a hang glider weighs anywhere from 50 to 75 pounds. When you start running with a glider at the proper pitch however, it is weightless.
Q. How much do they cost?
A. If you’re patient, you can find a good used glider for a few hundred dollars. Avoid buying a used glider if you don’t know what you’re looking for - you could end up with a deathtrap. If you buy a new one, they are usually a few thousand. Harnesses range in price from a few hundred for a used one to over a thousand dollars for a new one.
Q. How long does it take to learn?
A. With proper instruction and the right attitude, most students will be off the ground and actually flying within the first couple of lessons. It may take a dozen or more lessons before you'll be flying at significant altitude (1,000' or more off the ground).
Q. Can I take a couple of lessons and then go fly off the mountain?
A. No. Most flying sites are regulated by local monitors, and pilots are required to possess a certain rating issued by an instructor or observer. To obtain a rating, you must first be a member of the United States Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (USHPA), and obtain the necessary training. This means that the landowner is protected by USHPA insurance, as well as ensuring that you are properly trained and risk is minimized. Your instructor will work with you to obtain the proper qualifications to earn the necessary rating.
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