If a student goes to a certified school in a large urban area and buys all new equipment at retail prices, learning to fly can cost $5000 or more. If one purchases used equipment, however, this price can easily drop to around $2000.
Keep in mind that flying a hang glider puts the pilot far enough above the ground to make any fall painful or even fatal. Trying to economize on instruction or equipment costs is way too risky; ALWAYS get qualified instruction, and have a knowledgeable instructor or experienced pilot inspect any used gear before you purchase it.
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