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Hang gliding

Hang gliding is an air activity where the individual or pair are suspended from a kite
like wing in a harness. Hang gliders are launched off of hills or towed by a microlight engine and use the wind and thermals to continue their flight.

Who is it suitable for?
Hang gliding is an activity for Explorers and Network, although older Scouts may be able to take part.

Additional Information
The British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (BHPA) have a newtork of clubs, schools and providers across the UK and overseas who can help with provision of this activity, find your local club using the Hang Gliding Clubs list on the BHPA website within the Hang Gliding area.

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How to run/provide hang gliding

There are 2 ways of running Hang gliding in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running hang gliding yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running hang gliding using an external provider

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The National Governing Body for hang gliding is:

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