Although often thought of as a newcomer to aviation, hang gliding is actually among the oldest forms of human flight. Before the airplane, the first successful emulation of the birds involved running down a hill with a light weight glider, taking off into the air and gliding down. Otto Lilienthal was the most successful early aviator, and made more than two thousand successful gliding flights in the late 1800"s.
- A Brief History Of Hang Gliding, Paragliding, and Wills Wing
- How To Choose Your First Glider
- Speed Bar Tips
BASE jumping is an off shoot from the adrenaline pumping sport, Parachuting. It differs in that the height at which the BASE jumper takes his leap is much shorter. Between the time the jumper steps off the launch point to the time he throws the hand-held pilot chute is only three seconds. The shortest three seconds of the Base Jumpers life. Following the jump, skill is then needed to fly the chute and land without getting hurt.
- The basics of base jumping
- Rules of the Air
- BASE Jumping ETHICS
- Equipment Overview - With all that Out of the Way...
- Protect your body