How safe are hang gliders?

How safe is climbing a ladder and venturing out on your roof to clean the skylights? Any activity that puts you far above the ground is inherently dangerous. That being said, many hang glider pilots fly for decades without injury. Pilots who make good choices regarding quality of instruction, the equipment they fly, the sites they choose and the weather that they deem acceptable for flying are likely to remain injury-free. However, accidents do happen. There are rarely more than 10 fatalities, typically fewer than 5, in the entire US in any given year.

Posted in: General Hang Gliding FAQs