Last Tuesday, Voss, Norway-native Jon Gjerde decided to strap himself to a gigantic kite and go zipping through the air like some sort of very ugly bird. The 51-year-old is no stranger to hang gliding. He is, in fact, a world champion in the sport. But after this particular outing he’s lucky to be alive.
A Vancouver man named William Jonathan Orders was charged with obstruction of justice after swallowing the memory card from a video camera that was on when a woman fell to her death at his hang-gliding business last week.
If you've always wanted to fly but were scared of hang gliding and paragliding and skydiving and base jumping, don't worry! You can "fly" really close to the ground with this StreetFlyer. It's like suspending yourself on a gigantic tricycle.
Foot-launched sailplanes have been around for a while, but this video of a guy flying one off a cliff caught our eye. On a windy mountainside, you can see him hovering in place against the wind before he goes over the side. This gives you an idea why the Wright brothers chose a windy and steep sand dune to test their…