The best way to start is with a hillside lesson, this teaches you the basics and gives you a taste of flying. You will fly solo from the training hill and progress to higher flights. The basic techniques of hang gliding — launching, turning, landing — are fairly easy to learn. If after your introductory flights, you want to continue with hang gliding, the next step is to enroll in a Novice Certification Course which will teach you different launch and flying techniques, safety procedures, etc. It is best to complete the Novice Course in a concentrated period of time. A Tandem Discovery Flight can help you to learn more and to experience higher altitudes faster than if you just learn solo.