Hang gliding enthusiasts in western United States could soon lose one of their favourite sites, if proposed law is implemented.
Hang gliding enthusiasts in western United States could soon lose one of their favourite sites, if proposed law is implemented. It would ban the sport from the country's National Parks, including California's Yosemite National Park, popular with hang gliders.
In October, several hang gliders made the trip to Yosemite to take advantage of the spectacular leap from Glacier Point on the last day of the year that the sport was allowed in the Park.
The participants, strapped to their web-like gliders, swooped 3000 feet from Glacier Point to the valley below.
The flight takes from six to 10 minutes.
Flyers described the flight as "exhilarating".
But a proposed law would prohibit hang gliders from using the National Parks for their sport.
The film has a commentary by National Broadcasting Corporation reporter Kent Fish. A full transcript appears overleaf.