Aerobatic hang gliding is the practice of manipulating a normal hang glider to perform spectacular manoeuvres in the air. Hang gliding is probably the closest way that a human being can get to actually flying. But the worldês adrenaline junkies are always looking for new ways to get their fix; and so aerobatic hang gliding was born. The gliders are usually towed up into the air by an electric powered glider and are then cut loose to perform acrobatic twists, loops and helixes. It makes for a very different experience from traditional hang gliding as pilots have to learn to manipulate the rising and falling air. .