Brian, we have a saying in Hang Gliding: No frame no brain! Hang Gliders have rigid bones (read a frame) and para gliders maintain their shape by air pressure alone. I flew hang Gliders for 30+ years and never had a "collapse". Check out hang gliding! Duel instructional "rides" can be had at several sites around the L.A. area.
Now back to your regular scheduled thread... ;-)
Originally Posted by 1flyingyogi
One of our favorite things to do when flying to MYF is taking the crew car (we always use Gibbs) and driving to Torrey Pines Gliderport to watch the hang-gliders/ paragliders/ RC gliders. It's a gorgeous setting and very cool to watch those guys fly. I got so enthusiastic about it that I've decided to start some paragliding lessons myself. Yet another hobby I don't have time for!