Hang Glider Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Hang Glider Market is Segmented by Type (Powered and Non-Powered) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecast for all the Above Segments in Value (USD).

Hang Glider Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 56.82 Million
Market Size (2029) USD 65.94 Million
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 3.02 %
Fastest Growing Market Europe
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Hang Glider Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Hang Glider Market Analysis

The Hang Glider Market size is estimated at USD 56.82 million in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 65.94 million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 3.02% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The growth in adventure tourism globally is propelling the growth of the market as more and more people are participating in adrenaline sports and recreational activities. Adventure sports are gaining significance owing to the rising disposable income and a significant number of the population aged 20-60. According to the World Bank, in 2021, the population aged 15-64 was 65% of the total population globally. As per the Center for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries, people aged between 40 and 70 occupy two-thirds of adventure tourism. 

Factors such as changes in lifestyle, demographics, growing per capita income, and the increasing realization of people towards the physical and mental benefits of outdoor recreational activities are inspiring people to engage in such activities, which are currently creating a demand for the hang glider market. However, accidents caused during hang gliding might create hindrances to the market growth.

Hang Glider Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Non-powered Hang Glider Drive the Growth of the Market

The non-powered hang-glider segment will likely showcase remarkable growth in the hang-glider market during the forecast period. Most of the hang gliders today are not powered by any motor to propel the glider. Enthusiasts usually prefer the non-powered gliders primarily due to their lightweight nature, which allows them to be carried around easily, and the ease of assembly and disassembly. 

If necessary, the non-powered hang gliders can be converted to powered hang gliders by adding a power system, motor, and propeller, along with other small changes in the system. Thus, non-powered hang gliders are primarily built for hang gliding, owing to their feasibility in conversion to powered ones. Additionally, non-powered hang gliders are cheap compared to powered ones. This is also one of the major factors why people prefer these hang gliders, and this trend is expected to continue the growth during the forecast period.

Hang Glider Market: Worldwide Contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP (USD Billion), 2019-2022

North America to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

North America region will likely dominate the market due to the ever-growing number of sports enthusiasts for hang gliding in the region. The US currently has a huge market share in the hang glider market. Geographically, many places in the US are favorable for hang gliding, making it one of the most sought-after destinations for hang gliding sport. This would generally create demand for the market in the years to come. 

Many events are conducted for hang gliding enthusiasts in the US annually. For instance, the Paradise Airsports Nationals competition is organized every year as a part of the US National Hang Gliding Championship Series. Similarly, the Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada collaborates with other national associations that are dedicated to hanging gliding, paragliding, and speed flying. Various other festivals are also being conducted annually on a large scale for many extreme sports in the region, including hang gliding, which may promote the sport, thereby boosting the market growth.

Hang Glider Market - Growth Rate by Region (2023 - 2028)

Hang Glider Industry Overview

The hang glider market is semi-consolidated in nature, with the presence of several local and global players holding significant shares in the market. Some of the key players are Wills Wing Inc., Moyes Delta Gliders, Aeros Company, Airborne Windsports Pty Ltd., and North Wing. The key OEMs highly invest in the design and development of advanced hang gliders and also focus on business expansion through long-term contracts and agreements.

With the development of smart textiles, several hang glider manufacturers are now offering lightweight hang gliders for sports applications. Lightweight hang gliders are witnessing an increase in demand, and the players are focusing on building such hang gliders to increase their sales. North Wing, a hang glider manufacturer based in North America, designs and manufactures lightweight shift control light-sport aircraft, including hang gliders and accessories for the hang gliders. Such emphasis on materials and designs will likely help the players to gain new customers in the market.

Hang Glider Market Leaders

  1. Moyes Delta Gliders

  2. Aeros Company

  3. Airborne Windsports Pty Ltd

  4. North Wing

  5. Wills Wing Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Hang Glider Market News

  • August 2023: Three hang gliding events were launched in Krushevo, North Macedonia, including the FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship, the FAI Women World Hang Gliding Class 1, and the FAI World Hang Gliding Class 5 Championship.
  • March 2023: CIVL Plenary awarded the 3rd FAI World Hang Gliding Sport Class Championship to be held in Laveno-Mombello, Italy. The proposed dates of the championship are 1-14 June, 2025.

Hang Glider Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Powered

      2. 5.1.2 Non-powered

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Latin America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Wills Wings Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Moyes Delta Gliders

      3. 6.1.3 Aeros Company

      4. 6.1.4 Airborne Windsports Pty Ltd.

      5. 6.1.5 North Wing

      6. 6.1.6 Avian Limited

      7. 6.1.7 ICARO 2000 srl

      8. 6.1.8 Finsterwalder GmbH

      9. 6.1.9 La mouette

      10. 6.1.10 Albatross Flying Systems


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Hang Glider Industry Segmentation

A hang glider is a light, foot-launched, heavier-than-air aircraft used in hang gliding. Most modern hang gliders are made of an aluminum alloy or composite frame covered with synthetic material to form a wing.

The hang glider market is segmented by type and geography. By type, the market is segmented into powered and non-powered. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the hang glider market in major countries across different regions. For each segment, the market size is provided in terms of value (USD).

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Hang Glider Market Research FAQs

The Hang Glider Market size is expected to reach USD 56.82 million in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 3.02% to reach USD 65.94 million by 2029.

In 2024, the Hang Glider Market size is expected to reach USD 56.82 million.

Moyes Delta Gliders, Aeros Company, Airborne Windsports Pty Ltd, North Wing and Wills Wing Inc. are the major companies operating in the Hang Glider Market.

Europe is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Hang Glider Market.

In 2023, the Hang Glider Market size was estimated at USD 55.10 million. The report covers the Hang Glider Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Hang Glider Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Hang Glider Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)