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Can a dog learn how to fly?

During my own first hang gliding course I noticed how easy it was. Of course it requires a lot of experience and insight to estimate weather conditions, to make use of the wind and take off in thermals. But to start, steer and land is surprisingly simple.

Dogs can fly along very comfortably with their hang gliding masters. There are dogs that have learned how to ride surfboards, skateboards or bikes.. So dogs are able to coordinate themselves using their sense of balance, which is also the basis of control for hang gliders. With proper training a young dog should be able to fly a properly equipped kite comfortably down the hill.