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Liberty 148    starting at    $5390.00
Liberty 158    starting at    $5390.00



Timo Friedrich wins the Sports Class at the 2013 King Mountain Hang Gliding Championships with the North Wing LibertyJuly 13, 2013 · MOORE, IDAHO USA  Congratulations to Timo Friedrich!
Timo wins the Sports Class at the 2013 King Mountain Hang Gliding Championships with the North Wing Liberty!  He also finished 5th in the Open Class, great results against a field of very good pilots and topless gliders flying in "Big Air" mountain conditions!

Click here to view a fun video of Timo's King Mountain Championships flights.
Click here to view the final results of the 2013 King Mountain Championships.

Timo offers some comments about his flights with the Liberty:
"The glider performed amazingly well under King Mountain conditions: We flew in 30 knots winds.  20mph on the ground up to 38mph at 16k.  I was able to penetrate through the wind to maintain position in lift, as well as have a safe landing in strong desert wind conditions.  I was surprised how well it takes gusts.  I loaded up the glider quite a bit and while other pilots reported major turbulence I only noticed minor bumps.  It was the right glider for me at this time under these conditions.  And it was a whole week of fun flying."

The Liberty 148 is HGMA Certified

View more Liberty hang glider photos in the Liberty Photo Gallery

North Wing introduces a new addition to our range of fun and easy-to-fly Hang Gliders, the North Wing Liberty.
The new Liberty has stable and predictable handling with light control pressures, and VG for utmost performance.  Rated for pilots Hang 3 and above.  Custom sail available.  148 and 158 sq ft sizes.

The optimal combination of double-surface sail area and refined sail planform design provides handling and performance benefits through the range of VG settings.  The elliptical tip planform includes three shear ribs and integrated speed vents to ensure consistent under-surface sail shape at higher speeds.  If you liked the North Wing Freedom hang glider, you will love the new North Wing Liberty!  Contact Us or contact a dealer from our worldwide North Wing Dealers network.

Standard Features:
• Elliptical Tip Planform
• 6 internal Shear Ribs
• VG Sail Tension Control
• Low-profile Keel Pocket
• Comfort Bar round (Speed Bar) Base Tube
• Streamline Safety-edge Uprights
• Streamline Kingpost with Kingpost Hang System
• PX15 Leading Edge fabric
• 170 Dacron top Main Body
• 180MT Square Trailing Edge fabric
• Flip-Tips on Upper Ribs
Options:
• Fast Foil Control Frame with aerofoil Speed Bar
• PX10T Mylar Full Race Sail

Glider Break-down
• 16.6 ft in the bag
• 12 ft quick break down for U.S.A. shipping
• 9.5 ft break down length for international shipping


Click here for enlargement - Wing Tip Speed Vents promote consistent airfoil shape at higher speeds
Speed Vents promote consistent airfoil shape at higher speeds
Standard Equipment on Freedom X, Freedom, and Liberty


The rectangular, mesh-fabric speed vents near the tips of the glider helps prevent the under-surface of the sail from inflating out at the tip of the glider.  Minimizing the under-surface from breathing, and promoting a consistent profile ensures an improvement of un-interrupted airflow around the wing, resulting in better performance when you fly at higher speeds.

Liberty 148 Hang Glider · Specifications
Wing Area 148 square feet
Span 32.33 feet
Double Surface 87%
Nose Angle 126°
Aspect Ratio 7.0
# of Upper Ribs 20
# of Lower Ribs 4
Rib Material 7075 & 6061
Glider Weight 68 lbs.
Pilot "Hook-in" weight 160 - 245 lbs.
USHPA Rating 3
The Liberty 148 is HGMA Certified
Liberty 158 Hang Glider · Specifications
Wing Area 158 square feet
Span 33.66 feet
Double Surface 87%
Nose Angle 126°
Aspect Ratio 7.1
# of Upper Ribs 20
# of Lower Ribs 4
Rib Material 7075 & 6061
Glider Weight 70 lbs.
Pilot "Hook-in" weight 185 - 275 lbs.
USHPA Rating 3
View more Liberty photos in the Photo Gallery



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

Ben Dunn wins the Kingposted Class at the 2012 Chelan XC-ClassicJuly 7, 2012 · CHELAN, WA USA  Congratulations to Ben Dunn!

Ben wins the Kingposted Hang Glider class at the 2012 Chelan Cross Country Classic with the North Wing Liberty!  Click here to view an enlargement of Ben flying the Liberty 148 in the competition.

Ben had some very nice flights during the competition, and you can read more about his experiences with the North Wing Liberty at the Chelan XC-Classic.  Click here to read about the Liberty in Ben's blog.  Some of his Liberty quotes:

"So here we go with the Liberty, easy setup, beautiful sail-work (especially around the tips), nice static balance, everything my spoiled self has come to expect in a modern Hang Glider."
"The Kingposted Liberty had only minor glide performance disadvantage from the topless models, and then really only in windy conditions, I found this remarkable."

"I will say that the climb rate or ability to climb in the lightest lift really helped me out of several spots.  Down by the soccer field in what turned into my longest flight at Chelan ever.  Also out of a couple of spots that were not easy retrieves.  The glider seemed to out climb all but the rigid wings."


  Fun Winter Flight
  with the Liberty!


Enjoy this late-winter flight with the North Wing Liberty at Ellenville, New York.  The wing-mounted video camera provides a nice look at the sleek Liberty sail under various flight conditions.

Perfect take-off, strong climb-out, awesome scenery, with a nice two-step landing to finish.

Thanks to Timo Friedrich for sending us this great video, very appreciated!
Liberty flight over Ellenville, New York

Notes from a Liberty pilot...
"I flew the Liberty last week, right after the lower wire change off Sandia Crest (10,678').  I had one of the best flights in years, flying the Liberty for two hours to over 18K in smooth thermals.  Yesterday afternoon I had another good one, not quite as high but in a strong south head wind.  The glider does pretty good in glide.  Handling is connected and balanced...
All in all, I think you have a good H3 package in the Liberty.  Landings are easy, as is setting up an approach with its good pilot feedback.  The sail looks good in all speeds so far."    Mel Glantz

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