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FMI: U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Paragliding replaces the fabric wing and rigid frame of the hang glider with a non-rigid airfoil that looks like a rectangular parachute wing. Directional control is accomplished by the use of toggle lines attached to the wing. Many paraglider pilots also practice the art of hang gliding, both truly one-with-the-eagles experiences.

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