In most countries, no license is required to fly ultralight gliders. This may give the wrong impression.

While Mike's Goat/Bug/Pig type gliders are designed to be among the safest planes (if not the safest), at least a few glider lessons from an instructor in a three-axis glider are strongly recommended.

You can also learn a lot from simulation programs such as Condor, an excellent soaring simulator, Microflight or X-Plane, which allows you to fly and modify airchair models. To get much benefit from the simulators, you need to use rudder pedals.

You need to learn about dangerous weather and turbulence conditions as any hang glider or sailplane pilot would.

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