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The number of sites available online for this topic is enormous.  This site can not and does not index all available resources.  The following does provide some idea of what is available online and will hopefully be a good starting point for a more extensive search.

A Brief History Of Hang Gliding, Paragliding, and Wills Wing ... __ "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,..."  A brief look at hang gliding history. - From hobby.rin.ru - http://hobby.rin.ru/cgi-bin/eng/print.pl?id=103

British Hang Gliding History __ A first-person history of British hang gliding. - From british-hang-gliding-history.com - http://www.british-hang-gliding-history.com/ 

Hang gliding history __ A definition and history of hang gliding along with a photo essay. - illustrated - From wisconsinhanggliding.com - http://www.wisconsinhanggliding.com/payout.html

 

Hang Gliding History - Background Info __ This web site is a compressed history of hang gliding and paragliding from 1974 to 2000. - illustrated - From Everard Cunion - http://www.geocities.com/uptrx160/what.htm

The History And Development Of Hang Gliding __ You will find historical facts about the sport of hang gliding. - From collegesportsscholarships.com - http://www.collegesportsscholarships.com/history-hang-gliding.htm 

History of hang gliding __ An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_hang_gliding

History of Hang Gliding as presented by the United States Hang Gliding Association __ "Hang gliding can be dated back to the days of Leonardo da Vinci, whose sketchings portrayed his desire for human flight. Through fact and fiction, silent aviation has played a major role in man's dream to soar with the birds."  A good look at hang gliding history. - From ouachitahanggliding.com - http://www.ouachitahanggliding.com/History/history.html

The History Of Hang Gliding. Who Invented The Hang glider __ "Hang gliding is a form of aviation that is enjoyed by many people around the world as a recreational and competitive sport. The history of hang gliding has origins in the birth of aviation itself. "  An overview. - From athleticscholarships.net - http://www.athleticscholarships.net/history-of-hang-gliding.htm 

 

 

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