Hang gliding is an air sport in which a pilot flies a light and unmotorized aircraft called a hang glider (also known as Delta plane or Deltaplane). Most modern hang gliders are made of aluminum alloy or composite-framed (“parachute”) fabric wing. The pilot is secured in a harness beneath the air frame, and controls the glider by shifting body weight in the opposite direction of the control frame. Other devices, including modern aircraft flight control systems, may be used. Hang gliding began in the 1880s.
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