Story: Aerial recreation

Achieving unpowered flight

Achieving unpowered flight

This diagram shows how rising air currents are formed, and how they are used by pilots of paragliders, hang gliders and gliders to achieve and sustain unpowered flight.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Aerial recreation - Hang gliding and paragliding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 January 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006