Dymitr Sekowski
Dymitr Sekowski voted up Didge Doo's answer

Not a direct answer to your question, but two of my sons, in an Australia-first, launched their hang gliders from the bottom of a hot air balloon at a town called Canowindra.

A couple of friends joined them and the balloons made very rapid descents to pick up the next hang glider and take … Read more
Dymitr Sekowski
Dymitr Sekowski voted up Shen Mark's answer

An aircraft takes off or lands into the wind, it gives them the ability to be traveling slower relative to the ground and still have lift. Suppose a small aircraft has a stall airspeed, or the speed below which it doesn't produce enough lift to stay aloft, of 50mph. If it comes in for a … Read more