Among man's many achievements, the ability to fly is one that never gets old -- especially for people who hang glide. Soaring through the air and reaching daring heights is either thrilling or terrifying, depending on your point of view. Regardless of whether you're ready to take off running, sit back and test your knowledge of the next best thing to growing wings.
Question 1 of 20
How long has the hang glider's modern shape been around?
Question 2 of 20
Which of the following is the regulating authority for hang gliding in the U.S.?
Question 3 of 20
How do pilots typically steer hang gliders?
Question 4 of 20
How do hang gliders and their pilots stay aloft?
Question 5 of 20
Which of the following pieces of equipment is NOT necessary to hang glide, but is highly recommended?
Question 6 of 20
Hang gliders' structural tubes often consist of which lightweight metal?
Question 7 of 20
Do you need a license to hang glide?
Question 8 of 20
Hang gliding is an event at which international competition?
Question 9 of 20
What is the world record for the farthest straight distance traveled at one time while hang gliding?
Question 10 of 20
Which of the following skill ratings must someone have in order to become a hang gliding instructor though USHPA?
Question 11 of 20
What is the fundamental difference between hang gliding and its close cousin, paragliding?
Question 12 of 20
While hang gliding, you should keep an eye out for which changes in the air around you?
Question 13 of 20
What does the term "glide ratio" mean?
Question 14 of 20
Which of the following is NOT a part of a hang glider?
Question 15 of 20
You're about to hang glide, but you need to get a running start down a slope to take off. Around how fast do you need to run to get enough lift?
Question 16 of 20
What does the term "angle of attack" mean?
Question 17 of 20
Which of the following represents the average risk of death for hang gliding?
Question 18 of 20
Why is it so difficult for pilots to gain control while their hang gliders are spiraling?
Question 19 of 20
How heavy is the average single-harnessed hang glider?
Question 20 of 20