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2.C. What range of temperatures are encountered in flight ?




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This article is from the Hanggliding and Paragliding FAQ, by Joao Geada with numerous contributions by others.

2.C. What range of temperatures are encountered in flight ?

Hanggliders are flown in sub-zero conditions in the winter and in
the hottest deserts in the summer. Since the air temperature typically
falls by about 4 degrees (F) for every 1000 ft gain in elevation,
however, high altitude hangglider flights are frequently cold. Pilots
expecting to fly over about 12 - 14,000 ft in the summer will
generally wear warm clothing to protect against exposure.

 

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