How long can you stay up?

An intermediate pilot can soar for several hours. Hang Gliders remain aloft by using ridge lift (rising air deflected by a mountain) or thermals (rising air created by the sun warming the earth). An advanced pilot may choose to fly cross-country (XC) and fly many miles to “land out.”

Cross-country (XC) records are often hundreds of miles, and the world record for soaring is over 24 hours!

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