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Hang gliders are unpowered wings that can be launched from hills or winches, or launched by being towed aloft behind a microlight aircraft.
A hang glider can be turned into a powered hang glider by using a specially designed hang glider harness fitted with lightweight 2-stroke engine.
Paragliders are unpowered wings that can be launched from hills or winches.
A paramotor or powered paraglider (PPG) consists of a small motor driving a propeller, worn like a backpack under a paraglider wing.
Parascending pilots fly canopies that are towed into the air by a Land Rover or winch before gliding back down to land.
Speed flying is a sport based on the principles of paragliding, but using a specially designed wing to fly fast hill descents.
A powered hang glider consists of a light weight motor driving a propeller that is fitted to a specially designed hang glider harness, in which the pilot is suspended under a hang gliding wing.
It is also possible to use human power to take off from level ground and fly specially constructed ultra light weight aircraft.
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