Deltaplane or paraglider, what are the differences?

Deltaplane Vs Parapente

Freedom tells you all about these 2 flying wings so different.

Often confused by many people, these terms are both part of the practice of free flight, defined in Europe by a flying machine without an engine and which can be taken off by the sole muscular force of the pilot. And yet, this definition includes very different machines.

Definition of paragliding :

Paragliding is a device from the world of skydiving. It is made up of a canopy (also called a wing) with a surface area adapted to the weight of the pilot + equipment, a harness in which the pilot sits and a reserve parachute as well as all the lines that link all these elements together.

Parapente

Date of appearance of the first paraglider :

We have to go back to 1965 to discover the ancestor of today’s paraglider: David Barish’s sailwing, a very basic single-surface wing. At the same time, Domina Jalbert developed a double surface boxed parachute: the parafoil, the ancestor of paragliding, which was then used for aeroplane jumps!

In France it is in the 70’s that paragliding will emerge in Haute Savoie, in Mieussy thanks to the Annemasse paraclub. The idea was then to take advantage of these new parachutes while taking off from the mountains, to train at a lower cost and to perfect one’s landings. These parachutes are delicate to inflate and the take-offs are rather moving. It was not until 1985 that the first wing dedicated to paragliding appeared: “La Randonneuse” signed Laurent de Kalbermatten. 2 years later, in 1987, the first world championships were held in Verbier, Switzerland,

The incredible story of paragliding is then launched!

Definition of hang-gliding

Like paragliding, hang gliding, also known as hang gliding, is a flying machine without an engine and can be taken off on foot. It owes its name to its triangular shape, reminiscent of the capital Greek letter Δ.

Deltaplane

History of hang-gliding :

The hang-glider, or rather its ancestor signed Albert Berlinger, appeared very early in 1811 and was improved in 1890 by Otto Lilienthal. But it was especially during the conquest of space that work on the hang-glider was most intense. NASA was looking for the best way to glide the space capsules after their re-entry into the atmosphere. In the end it was the classic parachute that won the day, but the hang glider was propelled to the forefront. In the 1960’s we find pioneers such as the Australian Bill Moyes who made the first hang glider free flight in history. Many challenges were then born: flying over the Statue of Liberty in New York or the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

But it was in 1973 that the Frenchman Christian Paul-Depasse, with his company Delta, registered the first brand of hang glider in the world: the DELTA-PLANE brand, which has since given its name to this flying aircraft.

Since then the hang glider has been constantly improved with double surface constructions which improve lift (flat lower surface, curved upper surface like on an aircraft wing), new lighter composite materials with a rigid structure which no longer need masts and stays. Hang glider pilot training has also seen the light of day and the practice has been democratised.

Which glider offers the best safety: Hang gliding or Paragliding?

If the beginnings of both disciplines were rather rock’n’roll and reserved for pioneers, this is no longer the case today with aircraft that have reached their full maturity and a maximum level of safety. The risks are a little different between the two machines. The paraglider flies thanks to a flexible profile conditioned by its speed relative to the air mass. Therefore it is possible that in case of strong aerological turbulence this shape may be damaged and the glider may stall or go into a parachute. This is why modern paragliders are all designed to quickly return to their original shape after a flight incident as soon as they regain airspeed. Hang-gliders are much faster and are therefore less sensitive to turbulence, but may require more precision and concentration both in their aerial evolution and in their approach during landings. In any case, both types of aircraft are equipped with emergency parachutes which prevent any major problems in flight.

Which is the best aircraft: Hang glider or Paraglider?

In terms of performance, it is the hang glider that outperforms the paraglider with a glide ratio greater than 18 for the most recent hang gliders, whereas paragliders are more like 10 or 11. The hang glider is also capable of flying in stronger wind conditions, whereas in paragliding it is technically no longer possible to take off when the wind exceeds 30km/h, otherwise it will take off in reverse mode.

Deltaplane performance

Transport issue :

This is a very interesting point which will clearly make the difference between the two machines and which partly explains the expansion of paragliding and the progressive decline of hang-gliding. Paragliding is derived from parachuting. As indicated above it is made up of a flexible canopy, lines and a harness, all of which is stored in a large rucksack weighing around 15 kg for classic paragliders and around one kilo for the lightest in the world. In other words, a paraglider is easy to carry everywhere and can be easily stored in the boot of a car.

For hang gliding, the problem is quite different. The structure is rigid and exceeds 4 metres in length and the weight of a hang glider exceeds 25 Kg! That’s why hang gliders often opt for a station wagon or an extended vehicle with a roof support ladder to carry their flying machine!

And if climbing a summit with a paraglider on your back is something everyone can do, doing it with a hang glider is a feat and deserves to be highlighted!

Piloting position in delta-wing and paragliding

In paragliding, the pilot sits in a hammock and flies with his arms raised. His legs can be tossed under the harness or stretched out in an aerodynamic cocoon to reduce drag and improve glide. In tandem paragliding, the pilot is usually high behind and the passenger in front underneath.

In hang-gliding the pilot lies down for the entire flight with the socks on the bar and enjoys a more birdlike experience. In tandem hang-gliding the pilot and passenger are side by side.

Parapente sensation couché de soleil

Price of a baptism

The price of a paragliding experience and a hang gliding experience are roughly the same and start at around 80€ excluding additional options such as video and can go up to 140-150€. The same goes for the initiation courses which lead to the first solo flights, even if in practice the learning of paragliding is much more intuitive and allows you to fly in safety more quickly.

Are the sensations in flight different between the two types of flying wings?

Whether paragliding or hang-gliding, the sensation of flying without any engine noise remains a magical and unique sensation. You can then discover the landscape scrolling under your feet, you can feel the wind on your face and the slightest variation in lift due to the thermal currents generated by the sun.

Paragliding offers more accessible basic sensations: you are seated, you fly between 30 and 40 km/h, there is no sensation of vertigo, you have the impression of being in a hammock chair and on a swing at the same time. It is ideal for contemplative people and for a first free flight experience. But paragliding can just as well provide breathtaking sensations when you go into aerobatic mode or for an adrenaline rush baptism of paragliding: 360°, wing-over, tight turns, nose-downs to the ground and candles to the sky will quickly make you lose the notions of up and down and forward and backward movement.

Hang gliding is two to three times faster than paragliding and the flight is made longer, which further increases the feeling of speed. Its aerial manoeuvres are also more impressive. A first flight in a hang glider is therefore recommended for thrill-seekers!

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Paramotor vs Paragliding: Which One is Safer?

So, are you a little apprehensive about taking on flying? Good! Fear is what keeps us safe. While paramotoring or paragliding, the attitude and preparation of the pilot can make all the difference when it comes to safety.

So which is safer, paramotors or paragliding? Both Paramotoring and Paragliding are sports that statistically have about the same fatality rate as driving a regular car on a highway. Paramotorists can experience more non-life-threatening injuries due to the propeller, but the statistics do say that they are about the same in terms of deaths.

Paramotors just have a propeller on the back to help you get more lift whenever you would like. When it comes to safety this propeller you have back there can be a help but it can also be a problem. Today we will take a look at the biggest causes of accidents with paramotors and paragliders, compare the different safety issues, and talk about what you can do about them.

Crashes and Crash Landings

Both paramotors and paragliders can be flown safely, but safety is completely up to the pilot. Most injuries come from pilot error.

Remember through all of this that it is most important to never get complacent. Most accidents in these sports come from people getting distracted, too comfortable in not following all procedures, or in trying to show off.

Crashes are one of the biggest problems with paramotors and paragliders. While you are flying one of these, you are usually moving in the 20 to 30 mph range.

This is enough speed to kill you or cause a serious injury if you hit the ground or another structure. There are radio towers, trees, power lines, and anything else you can imagine that would be close to the ground.

Power Lines

Power lines are also especially dangerous because of their high voltage. Big, high-tension power lines don’t run at the same 120 volts that the electricity from your wall does. No, these lines are powered at the hundreds of kilovolts.

At that voltage, the lines from the wing to your harness can conduct the electricity from the lines and electrocute you.

Crash Landings

While paragliders and paramotors usually don’t run faster than 30 or 40 mph, they definitely could if you were to enter some kind of spiral. This can come if your wing collapses. If you were to fall at this higher speed, the results would be even worse.

In another type of crash, the pilot doesn’t lose their lift, but they are coming down on terrain that is not good for landing.

Types of terrain that are especially dangerous for these types of aircraft include lakes, oceans, rivers, forests, and mountainsides.

These are all horrible places to land a paraglider or paramotor. When a pilot is coming up on a hazard like this, they usually haven’t had a wing collapse, and they still have their lift. They are just coming down because they are losing their lift slowly. But they need to get out fast.

As you can imagine, most of these accidents result from flying too close to the ground. Flying close to the ground is what puts these objects in your path. It also means you have less time to recover from a wing collapse.

So to be safe, what a smart pilot would do is never fly close to the ground. They would just completely avoid it, and would always give themselves extra space to react to things like a wing collapse or a loss of lift that brings them down onto an area that is not suitable for landing.

Since paramotors do have an actual motor, they may have a small advantage when it comes to getting out a sticky situation like this. They can just fly up higher into the air.

On the other hand, if a paraglider finds itself coming down to the ground too fast, or about to collide with a structure, or coming down onto a forest, or lake, or any other dangerous place to land, they won’t be able to generate more lift unless the wind happens to be in their favor.

They can’t just pull more lift out of nowhere as a paramotor can.

But the Propeller!

This propeller that paramotors have can be a cause of more injuries, though. Propellers can cut off fingers or hands, break bones, catch your hair or clothing and suck you in, and pretty much anything else you can imagine. They are to be respected and not treated lightly.

While propellers don’t cause as many deaths as the crashes do, they do cause life-changing injuries. These are some ways that you can keep yourself safe while flying with a propeller:

  • Don’t have long hair. If you do, be sure it is tucked away somewhere safe so that there is no chance of it being caught by the propeller.
  • Don’t wear long clothes, like scarfs. There are better ways to keep yourself warm on cold days. Don’t wear things that dangle. Wear a cap instead of a scarf. If your coat has a scruncher, take it out.
  • Don’t start the motor unless it is on your back, ready to go. What sometimes happens to pilots is that the engine’s throttle gets stuck open. Then, if they start the engine, it roars to life at full rpm’s. The motor can move significantly and flop over if this happens, landing on the pilot or on someone else, and cutting or injuring them.
  • Don’t start the motor without making sure no one is around you. After looking around to be sure, you should also yell something to let people know you are starting your motor. “Clear Prop” is a common thing people yell.
  • Wear a helmet. Although the paramotor gear isn’t the heaviest stuff in the world, it really can make a difference if you trip or fall. It is enough to bring you down quickly and in an uncontrolled way. You don’t want to fall on your head, at least not without protection, so wear a helmet.

Also, know that a paramotor doesn’t need a propeller to stay aloft in the air. As already mentioned, paragliders and paramotors are basically the same thing.

A paramotor just has an engine and propeller strapped to their back. If anything happens to the motor, the pilot can just float and come to a safe place to land like a normal paraglider pilot would do.

Things You Can Do to Increase Safety

Like I mentioned in the beginning, most of the unsafe flights come from pilot error. This means that you need some good strategies to outsmart your own worst enemy: you.

Most people do not like to admit when they are wrong, and it is human nature to try and shift the blame for an accident or a near miss to someone else, or to the weather, or to their equipment. The truth is my friend, that all of this blame-shifting does not make our sport any safer.

You are responsible for knowing the weather. You are responsible for inspecting your equipment and getting it checked by a professional. You are 100% responsible for the operation of your own aircraft. I mean, if you aren’t, then who is?

In general, never be too irritated, hungry, or in a hurry when flying. Take your time, be relaxed, and follow a routine. With a good routine to follow, you will make fewer errors and it will be harder to forget the small important things.

Also, keep in mind that these are some quick suggestions. You should think critically about your flights and evaluate what needs to be done to make them safer.

Get Training

Yes, it’s expensive, but yes you want to be doing this right. Get some proper and qualified training to start off your flying career. You won’t regret it.

Equipment Inspections

It is a good idea to visually inspect your equipment before each flight. Normal use will eventually wear down the different parts of your equipment.

UV rays especially will wear down the wing and any fabric. Therefore, flying at noon will wear out a wing faster than flying in the morning or in the evening.

What you are looking for in this inspection is any fraying or signs of wear and tear. You will want to inspect the harness, straps, wing, propeller, lines, and pretty much everything. Make sure everything looks and feels right, tight, and solid.

In addition to doing a visual check before each flight, you should get your wing professionally inspected every year or after every 100 hours of flight time, whichever comes sooner. Also, if your wing is not performing as it used to, that is also a sign that it is definitely time to get it inspected.

In this check, they will be able to tell exactly how much the fabric of your wing has broken down due to UV rays. They will be able to tell you if the wing needs repairs or if it is safe to keep using.

Don’t Fly Close to the Ground

Most problems that pilots encounter come from flying close to the ground. There are power lines, radio towers, trees, fences, and hills that can come up very quickly. If it must be done, flying this close to the ground requires extra attention to your surroundings.

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Even with the most attentive pilot, some things just can’t be seen, and many pilots have hit structures or power lines out of the blue. This is one reason that you should never fly close to the ground if at all possible.

The other main reason is that flying higher in the air gives you more time to respond in a crisis. If you are doing everything right, like getting your wing inspected, not flying in too much wind, flying in good conditions, etc., then normally you will not have any problems.

However, there are some freak accidents that do happen to pilots who are doing everything right.

In these cases, that extra time to react is very precious. Most modern wings will correct themselves with enough time. If things start to look dire and it appears that that is not working out, you will also then have time to deploy your backup chute.

Having more altitude and therefore more time to react is invaluable in a situation like this! If you are only a few hundred feet off the ground, then your time to deploy a chute or fix your wing is very, very limited.

Avoid Distraction

This is one of the main, if not the main, cause of problems for pilots. When you are flying it is so easy to just take in the view that you can become distracted and not notice that power line, or hill, or other person flying near you.

One main cause of distraction is cameras and grabbing footage of your flights. There is nothing inherently wrong with this, but don’t let it take your attention.

You should probably just set it and forget it, and enjoy the footage later. Don’t worry too much about adjusting your cameras or phone.

Don’t Try And Show Off

Distraction is especially strong if you are trying to show off. If your family is coming to see you for the first time, if other pilots are doing cool tricks, or if you are starting to get bored with what you have achieved so far, you are possibly in a position of distraction and increased risk-taking.

Keep in mind also that there is a real risk of blacking out while trying to turn too sharp or do some kind of trick. If you black out, you may not come back before hitting the ground.

Because of this risk, it is usually better to just not try any sort of maneuvers that will put a lot of G force on your body. You might wake up surprised at how easy it was to black out. Or, you might wake up dead.

Know the Weather

You should always check the weather and respect the weather limits of your equipment. Our gliders are not made to withstand high wind. Definitely, don’t fly just because “everyone else is doing it.”

Every time you fly you will have to make a judgment, and don’t let anyone else’s lack of preparation or lack of judgment change the judgment you have made based on solid experience, preparation, and checking the winds and weather.

Know How the Weather Works

You should have gotten some basic understanding of meteorology in your training, but it wouldn’t hurt to get a deeper understanding, would it?

It is always a good idea to continue to teach yourself. This keeps you humble, keeps your mind sharp and safety focused, and actually makes you a more capable pilot.

Especially in the mountains, the weather works differently. If you are flying near mountains, it is never a bad idea to learn more about mountain meteorology and the microclimates that can exist up there.

Flying is as Safe as You Make it

Like I mentioned in the beginning, paramotoring and paragliding are both about as safe as driving a car. This means that there is some risk in flying, but there is much that you can do to minimize that risk.

Always be vigilant. Always try one extra thing to increase your safety every time you fly. This will keep you from becoming more complacent over time and letting things slip one by one. Thanks for reading and have fun being safe in the sky!

Related Questions:

Are paragliders/paramotors safer than skydiving? While they are hard to measure, skydiving is considered safer because it is more regulated and perceived as more extreme, and therefore people can tend to be more cautious about following the procedures correctly.

How much does paramotor or paraglider training cost? Paramotor or paraglider training is usually offered in the one to two thousand dollar range for the full training. The price varies based on location and on instruction quality, one on one lessons will be more expensive than if you are in a class of two or three people.

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Is Hang Gliding Or Paragliding Safer?

Is Hang Gliding Or Paragliding Safer? | Flight Notch

Neither hang gliding or paragliding are typically thought of when you imagine a safe activity, but they sure are fun! Which one is safer?

Trust me, I get it. Worrying about how safe something like hang gliding or paragliding is can be one of the biggest holdups and hurdles stopping you from getting into these exciting sports. But the truth is, these activities might be much safer than you think. To most people, they might seem inherently dangerous, but that’s not necessarily the case. But is one safer than the other?

Hang gliding and paragliding are both extreme aerial sports that involve free-flying through the skies, and both can be dangerous if done improperly. According to USHPA, there are roughly 3.5 hang gliding deaths per year and 5.9 paragliding deaths per year.

When it comes to the question of which sport is safer – hang gliding or paragliding – both activities involve a certain amount of risk, but how much depends on the individual and their level of experience. In this article, we will take a look at both sports and discuss the risks involved in each. We’ll also offer advice on how to stay safe while participating in these activities, and review the number of accidents and fatalities that have occurred in each sport.

At Flight Notch, our main focus is providing you with the best, most helpful gliding content that you’ll find anywhere on the web. Especially when it comes to any topic related to safety, only the most accurate information will suffice. To ensure this, we extensively researched this topic to find statistics, consulted with other experts and enthusiasts, and used our own knowledge to really outline which sport is safer.

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‍ What Is Hang Gliding?

Hang gliding is an aerial sport or recreational activity in which a person hangs beneath a specially designed winged frame and pilots it by shifting their weight in order to control flight. This winged frame acts like a huge kite, or similar to the way that the airfoil (think wing) of an airplane acts.

Due to its shape, air moves across the top of the wing faster than the bottom, creating higher pressure underneath the glider. This difference in pressure creates lift, which keeps the hang glider flying. The amount of lift generated depends on several factors: how fast the wind is blowing, how large and smooth the surface below the hang glider is, how steep the angle of attack is, and more.

We have other articles on the site that dive into the details about how hang gliders work, but that should give you an idea!

What Is Paragliding?

Paragliding is a recreational and competitive extreme sport that involves flying — you guessed it — paragliders! These lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched aircraft are somewhat similar to hang gliders except that they have no rigid primary structure. Instead of a kite-like wing, a paraglider is just a fabric airfoil that’s more similar to a narrow section of parachute.

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The pilot sits in a harness (or lays horizontally like in a hang glider) suspended below a fabric wing composed of a large number of interconnected baffled cells. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over it. By skillful exploitation of sources of lift, the pilot may gain height and fly for long periods of time, just like with hang gliding.

Hang Gliding Vs Paragliding: What’s the Difference?

The main difference between them is that a hang glider has a rigid frame, while a paraglider does not. Hang gliders are also heavier than paragliders and require more wind to get them into the air, which means paragliders can often be used on days and in conditions that are not conducive for hang gliding.

Additionally, hang gliders are more aerodynamic than paragliders, which means that they can travel faster and farther. Of course, this is not a one-size-fits-all comparison. Performance-oriented paragliders or pilots with more experience can still out fly many inexperienced hang gliders out there.

But let’s be honest here, these sports are not in competition just to see who can fly faster or farther. They’re both absolutely amazing sports that let you experience things that nothing else on this planet offers.

Hang Gliding Vs Paragliding: Which Is Safer?

Now that you know a bit about what each sport is and how they differ from each other on a macro scale, let’s take a look at the risks associated with it.

What Are The Risks Of Hang Gliding?

Even though it’s typically considered a relatively safe sport, there are some risks that you need to be aware of when you hang gliding. These include:

  • Losing focus and making poor decisions: If you lose focus while hang gliding, you can make a bad decision such as turning too quickly, flying too low, or worse. Remain vigilant at all times.
  • Collision with other gliders or aircraft: One of the biggest dangers when is colliding with other aircraft. This can occur either on takeoff or landing, or while in flight.
  • Poor weather conditions: Flying in poor weather conditions can increase the risk of accidents and fatalities. Winds can gust unexpectedly, which can throw you off balance or cause you to lose control of your glider. Fog and low clouds can also make it difficult to see obstacles and other aircrafts.
  • Landing mistakes: A bad landing can result in serious injury or death. If you land too fast, you could hit the ground at a much higher speed than you intended.
  • Equipment failure: Hang gliders are susceptible to equipment failure, which can result in a crash landing.

Hopefully these risks haven’t turned you away from giving hang gliding a shot just yet. There are plenty of ways to lower the chances of anything bad happening while you fly.

How to Avoid The Risks Associated With Hang Gliding

To reduce the risk of accidents while hang gliding, you should always follow the safety guidelines set out by your instructor and everything you learned during your lessons. In addition, you should:

  • Always fly with a buddy: Never attempt to fly on your own – only do so when accompanied by another experienced pilot.
  • Check the weather conditions before flying: Make sure that the weather is suitable for flying before taking off. Do not fly in poor weather conditions.
  • Wear appropriate clothing and gear: Make sure you are wearing clothing and gear that is appropriate for the weather conditions, as well as something that can hold up in an emergency landing. Never fly in shorts or sandals.
  • Stay alert at all times: Always be aware of your surroundings and the aircrafts around you. Do not become distracted while flying.

Most of these might seem like the basics of hang gliding, and that’s because they are! As long as you follow these simple tips, you lower your chance of anything bad happening greatly.

What Are The Risks Of Paragliding?

Paragliding might seem like this incredibly dangerous activity, but, like hang gliding, it’s actually pretty safe. That said, there are still some inherent risks to paragliding to be aware of. And, to be completely honest, the risks are almost the exact same as those associated with hang gliding since the sports are so similar to one another!

That said, paragliders also have an additional risk, and that’s of the wing itself getting tangled up in one way or another. A strong gust of wind, or perhaps something like a bird could fly right into it. And since it’s a loose fabric wing, it can easily get tangled up on itself. If this happens, you lose all lift and start heading to the ground.

How Can You Avoid These Risks?

Since most of the risks of paragliding are similar to those associated with hang gliding, I won’t bore you by repeating the exact same things again. However, we can briefly discuss the one major additional risk of paragliding that I mentioned above.

If something happens to your wing while paragliding, the number one thing is to not panic. More often than not, you can use the guide cables to wriggle the wing of the paraglider enough to untangle it or to dislodge whatever is stuck in it. Then as soon as the air hits it, the wing will immediately spread back out and generate lift again on its own.

That said, this is why it’s so important to have the right equipment each time you go gliding, especially a knife and a parachute. In extreme circumstances, having a knife is essential for cutting yourself free from the tangled up fabric and then you can pull your parachute to safely come back down to the ground.

How Many Gliding Deaths Are There?

While comparing the safety of different sports can often be difficult, if not impossible, we got lucky with this one. Both of these sports can be compared easily since they’re both overseen by the same organization, the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Associated (USHPA).

Every year, USHPA publishes annual fatality records for all recorded deaths in each sport among its members. USHPA members can be used to represent the entire population of people that participate in these sports since most hang gliding sites in the US require an USHPA rating for you to be able to fly. So let’s dive into those reports and see which sport is safer.

Based on the annual fatality reports , there is an average of 3.5 fatalities per year while hang gliding. Based on data from the same reports, there is an average of 5.9 hang gliding deaths per year. With those two numbers alone, it would seem that there’s a stark difference between the two sports, but that’s not the entire picture.

You also have to take into account how many hang gliding pilots there are and how many paragliding pilots there are. According to the organization, the number of hang gliding members fluctuates between 3,000 and 4,000; for paragliding members, it’s 4,000 to 5,000.

So there are more paragliders out there, and if we assume that the average paraglider pilot goes on as many flights as the average hang gliding pilot, then there should be a bit more paragliding accidents. All taken into account, there is roughly 1 fatality in every 1,000 hang gliding pilots and 1 fatality in every 760 paragliding pilots.

Is Paragliding Safer Than Hang Gliding?

There is no definitive answer when it comes to which sport is safer since it depends on your own definition of safe vs dangerous. Both sports have their own risks, and there are ways to minimize those risks and stay safe while participating in either activity.

However, purely looking at the fatality numbers, it seems that hang gliding may be a bit safer than paragliding. There are fewer fatalities each year associated with hang gliding accidents compared to paragliding accidents, but this difference alone probably shouldn’t be the driving factor behind your decision to choose one sport over the other.

So, if you’re trying to decide between the two sports, it might be wise to go with hang gliding if you just want the statistically safer option. But remember that both activities can be dangerous if not done properly. Heck, I recommend trying out both sports and seeing which one you enjoy more!

About THE AUTHOR

Tom Savage

I’m Tom Savage, and I love hang gliding. It’s a passion of mine that I’ve been pursuing for years. I’m always looking for new opportunities to fly, and I love sharing my experiences with others.

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