Gyro hang glider

This has to be one of the most weird looking flying machines ever to reach for the skies. This thing looks as if a helicopter met up with a hang glider and humped it like crazy… and then the waited for the result. I wouldn’t have the balls to fly such a thing, but there are some fearless guys out there that don’t mind flying a meat grinder attached to a triangular piece of metal. Don’t really think this gyro hang glider will ever catch on.

Gyro hang glider

Red Bull Speed Run

The Red Bull Speed Run is probably the ultimate competition for the hang gliding adrenaline junkie. Get as fast as you can as low as you can through a series of gates… a recipe for a fantastic show. Lots of cool low passes, water skimming, loops and more crazy action performed by these professional dare devils.

Red Bull Speed Run

Brasilia Classico

Footage taken at the World Hang Gliding Free Fly Championship held in 2003 in Brazil.

Brasilia Classico

Six years of hang gliding at Point of the Mountain, Utah compressed in a few minutes of intense video. To me, this is one of the best hang gliding videos out there. The stuff these guys do is absolutely crazy but seems they have a lot of fun and that’s what flying should be all about… hanging out and having fun with your mates. This is absolutely a must see video, whether you are or aren’t a fan of the hang gliders.

The Point of the Mountain hang gliding

Furious Angels

Meet Jack. Jack is a hang glider pilot and very proud of it. Also, Jack is a member of ” The Ridge Pack”, a bunch of guys that seem to have lots of fun flying hang gliders. Title of the video comes from the soundtrack.

Furious Angels

The Ridge Pack

Great hang gliding video presenting a few guys who call themselves ” The Ridge Pack”. Some nice action there, if you are into hang gliding. Enjoy!

The Ridge Pack

Hang Gliding Championship

Footage from the hang gliding championship held in Opatija, Croatia in 2006.

Hang Gliding Championship
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Gliding cocaine

This has to be one of the most beautiful sailplane videos on the web. I think this was filmed over Poland and you’ll see most of the flight is shot from a Puchaz trainer. Also great to see the Diana 2, probably the best 15m class sailplane out there. Enjoy this great video, watch them reach the cloud base.

Gliding cocaine

This is one very interesting way of launching a glider. During World War II many of these wooden constructions were used to transport men and equipment, towed behind C-47 Dakotas. I don’t think this launch method was widely used since it is a bit extreme and one might argue, somewhat crazy. Anyway, here’s the video of this weird launch.

Launch

Soaring over the Alps

I saw this and brought back some memories. Been two years since I last flew a sailplane. Anyway, here is some beautiful soaring footage taken from a DG-500 sailplane over the Alps. Some aerobatics and a great soundtrack make for a cool video.

Soaring over the Alps