North Wing Design · Horizon Hang Glider
North Wing Design · Horizon Hang Glider
North Wing Design · Horizon Hang Glider
North Wing Design · Horizon Hang Glider

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Horizon ET 138    starting at    $4590.00
Horizon ET 160    starting at    $4850.00
Horizon ET 180    starting at    $4850.00





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The North Wing Horizon ET is designed to bring the new pilot far into the sport by offering outstanding performance in tight sail setting with pull of the VG line, and docile handling in loose settings to go right from the training hill to fun soaring.  If you are learning to fly by aero or truck towing, you will be glad to know the Horizon ET is very stable under tow, even without a stabilizer tail!  The 10-minute set up time is also nice!  Read some notes from Horizon pilots...

With the Horizon ET, we have brought the easy-to-fly concept back in this double surface novice wing.  We believe that by using today's sail design knowledge and the use of elliptical fiberglass tips, we have succeeded in a design that soars and thermals even easier, and with the pull of the VG you can have exciting top-end performance.  The Horizon ET will talk to you and give precise feedback throughout the flight envelope, and will help you advance your flying experience and skills on a timely basis.
Are you concerned about buying a new wing, only to out-grow it in six months?  The North Wing Horizon ET represents a benchmark in the next generation of entry-level Hang Gliders.

Horizon 138 · 160 · 180  Standard Features:
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Elliptical Tips
Flip-Levers for upper Sail Ribs
VG Sail Control System
Streamline Kingpost
Streamline Safe-Edge Uprights
• Strong & lightweight 7075 Airframe & Sail Ribs
Horizon 138 · 160 · 180  Options:
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Comfort Bar Base Tube ('speed-bar' style, round shape)
• Custom Sail Designs available - send us your ideas

Horizon 180 · Specifications
Double Surface    60%
Area (square feet)  185
Span (feet)    33.5
Aspect Ratio    5.9 : 1
Number of top Sail Ribs    15
Number of lower Sail Ribs    4
Frame & Rib Material    7075
Glider Weight (lbs)    60
* Control Frame (inches)    60
Pilot Hook-In Weight (lbs)    160-280
USHPA Rating    2 - 5
Break-down (length in bag)    17.6'
     
Horizon 138 · Specifications
Double Surface    60%
Area (square feet)  138
Span (feet)    28.75 
Aspect Ratio    5.9 : 1
Number of top Sail Ribs    11
Number of lower Sail Ribs    4
Frame & Rib Material    7075
Glider Weight (lbs)    52
* Control Frame (inches)    54
Pilot Hook-In Weight (lbs)    110-185
Pilot Optimum Weight (lbs)    125-170
USHPA Rating    2 - 5
Break-down (length in bag)    14.8'
Horizon 160 · Specifications
Double Surface    60%
Area (square feet)  164
Span (feet)    31
Aspect Ratio    5.8 : 1
Number of Ribs    13
Number of lower Sail Ribs    4
Frame & Rib Material    7075
Glider Weight (lbs)    57
* Control Frame (inches)    60
Pilot Hook-In Weight (lbs)    130-240
USHPA Rating nbsp;   2 - 5
Break-down (length in bag)    16.2'
     

* Control Frame height is measured from Keel, straight down to center of base tube


Whoosh Wheels for BaseTube - for North Wing Hang Gliders
Whoosh Wheels     Increase safety for your landings
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Whoosh Wheels are machined PVC with high quality, and provide a margin of safety for your landings.  Available for streamlined or round basetubes, either 6.25" diameter or 8" diameter wheels for additional ground clearance.
Sold as a pair.
$200.00

Quick Safe Wheels for BaseTube - for North Wing Hang Gliders
Quick Safe Wheels     Increase safety for your landings
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Snap-together wheels for round basetubes (with or without VG), providing additional safety for your landings.

$57.00

Hall Wheels for BaseTube - for North Wing Hang Gliders
Hall Wheels     Increase safety for your landings
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Rugged 5" ABS plastic Wheels for round basetubes, providing additional safety for your landings.

$49.00
North Wing · All-Weather Hang Glider Bag All-Weather Hang Glider Bag

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Be assured of maximum weather-resistant protection for your hang glider with the All Weather Glider Bag from North Wing Sports. Sewn from heavy 6 oz “Sunsation” cloth, providing up to 5-year UV protection. Full-length zipper is protected by a fabric flap that is secured over the entire length by a Velcro seal, ensuring minimal exposure to dust, rain and snow. Includes handle for easy carry.  Click Here to view a photo enlargement.

$250.00  Order Code: HAB11AW

North Wing · Gloves Cross Country Hang Glider Bag

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When you're planning a day of get-high go-far hang gliding, bring along the Cross Country Glider Bag from North Wing Sports. Sewn from strong and lightweight 220 denier Nylon packcloth, the bag has a full-length zipper and handle for easy carry. Enjoy full-glider protection on the long ride home with this glider transport bag.

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$160.00  Order Code: HAB12

83-year-old Otto von Rosen with his Horizon ET

Notes from a Horizon pilot...
"Recently Matt Taber, of The Look Out Mountain Flight Park, helped me to change my heavier wing that I had flown for several years, into a Horizon ET, one year old in great shape.  The reason being my somewhat august age of 83.  For 25 years, Matt has always found the ultimate glider for me at the time a change was needed.  I am very impressed with the workmanship of the glider, its size and weight and its performance.  And it treats this old chap with respect and gets him up among the youngsters on top.  I can now look forward to many more years of hang gliding among the community of pilots, where life is at its best.  And years later I will shuffle over to Matt to ask for another lighter North Wing to fly.
Thank You, Life is good."    Otto von Rosen · Chappells, SC


Notes from a Horizon pilot...
"I'd like to congratulate y'all on a huge success with the Horizon.  It flies and performs exactly as you described and was the exact glider that you were trying to make.  A perfect first glider for new pilots that will take them farther into their intermediate flying after allowing them to grow from beginners, through novice, and into intermediate pilots."  -Drew

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