Hang gliding is an extreme sport that can give quite a thrill. It is done by jumping off of a tall structure, like a cliff, attached to a kite-like contraption that is then steered down to the ground by the rider. It is a lot different than parachuting because you are able to stay in the air for a longer amount of time, plus you have more control over the direction you are going. You can hang glide with a single rider or even have as many as three riders on the same contraption, it just depends on the size of your hang glider and your preference.
You need to be trained on how to fly a hang glider if you want to participate in this extreme sport, and there are schools that offer courses. You’ll have to pay a lot of money in order to learn, and the hang glider itself comes with a high price tag, but the thrill you will feel as you are soaring through the air makes it all worth the money. You can also practice flying a hang glider by doing parasailing, which is when you are pulled by a motor boat as you fly a kite-like contraption behind it.
Hang gliding is one of the more dangerous extreme sports and there is a higher amount of reported injuries than some other extreme sports. This means it is only for the most daring soles and biggest risk takers out there. If this sounds like something you think would be fun to try, all you have to do is find a hang gliding instructor in your area or take a vacation to a location where you would like to hang glide to get started. It is a lot of fun and you are going to have a great time.