Global Positioning System (GPS) is a necessary equipment used by pilots to mark the flight path at the time of flying and can also be used to analyze flying technique at the time of training.
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Hang glider wing
The hang glider wing is like an airplane’s wing having an aerofoil shape with a triangular aluminium frame and a control bar which is used by the pilots for steering the glider. The sail cloth of the hang gliders is made either from woven polyester fabrics or from composite laminated fabrics.
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A harness is loosely and comfortably strapped around the pilots which provide good support to them. There are various types of harnesses- pod harness (like a jacket), cocoon harness, a knee hanger harness, a supine or suprone harness.
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A two-way radio is used for training purposes to communicate with other pilots.
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Reserve parachutes are used by gliders for high altitude flights. In case of any problem, the parachute is manually deployed by the pilots which carries both the pilot and the glider down to the ground.
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It is a device which indicates the climb rate (or sink rate) with audio signals (beeps) or a visual display and helps the pilot to find and stay in the core of a thermal.