Sons of the Forest Paraglider [Location & Controls]

Everything to know about Hang Gliders

The first patch released by the Endnight Games has introduced the Hang Glider in Sons of the Forest. You can now find the gliders in various spots across the map. Life will become a lot easier when you’re able to soar through the skies and have no cannibals to worry about. Before you head out to seek the paraglider, make sure you know everything about it along with the locations where you can find them in Sons of the Forest.

Key Takeaways
  • Hang Gliders are a great piece of equipment that players can use to fly above the Island in Sons of the Forest.
  • The Hang Gliders are found in various spots across the map, and they commonly spawn at the edge of cliffs, abandoned camps, and the Mountain side.
  • Hang Gliders can not be stored in the inventory like the rest of the items in Sons of the Forest.
  • Operating the Hang Gliders is quite easy; here are the following controls:
    • Press Spacebar to jump off a high place.
    • Press ‘W‘ and ‘S‘ to descend or ascend in the air.
    • Press ‘A‘ and ‘D‘ to turn right and left in the air.

How To Use The Hang Glider In Sons Of The Forest?

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Using the Hang Glider [Screengrab by eXputer]
As we mentioned earlier, the first update released for Sons of the Forest has dropped a bunch of Hang Gliders in the map, along with a new mid-game mini-boss fight. Since the map is so huge, it can get tiresome to travel across the Island. Fortunately, you can get access to these Hang Gliders in multiple places, which will allow you to fly to your location within seconds. 

Although, these can only be found in specific spots and can not be stored in the inventory. Hence, you will need to carry it with you if you wish to use it in a different place than the one it spawned in. Nevertheless, discovering and utilizing these will not only help you save time, but they will also provide you with a good view of the Island and let you appreciate the game’s beauty.

Flying the paraglider in Sons of the Forest is not that hard; however, because of the inverted control, players may mess up during their first flight. This is why it is best to familiarize yourself with how the Hang Glider works. Here are all the steps you need to keep in your mind.

  • Once you find a Hang Glider in the game, make sure to first reach a high point where you can easily jump off without running into any obstacles.
  • The Hang Glider only deploys itself when the player is in mid-air for a few seconds. Hence, a simple jump off the ground level will not help.
  • Here are all the controls for flying the Hang Glider in Sons of the Forest:
    • Press Space to jump off a high spot; while in mid-air, press the Spacebar again to use the Hang Glider.
    • Since the control in the air is inverted, ‘W‘ will push the tip of the Hang Glider downwards, while ‘S‘ will push the Hang Glider upwards.
    • Pressing ‘W‘ will help players pick up speed and descend to the ground. Whereas pressing ‘S‘ will slow down the Hang Glider’s speed and help it ascend. 
    • While in the air, players can use the ‘Akey to sway toward the right and the ‘D‘ key to swaying toward the left.
  • Even though it might sound dangerous, but players can fly into the ground with the Hang Glider to land safely. As long as there are no obstacles (Trees and Walls) in between, you won’t take any fall damage.

Since Hang Gliders need a good vantage point for them to work, it’s always advised to land at a spot from where you’ll be able to make use of the glider again. If you land within the woods or in any unwelcoming spot, you’ll have to carry the Glider all the way back to a suitable point before using it again.

NOTE: While using the Hang Glider, players will not be able to access their GPS, inventory, or any weapons. Therefore, make sure you work out your landing point and the general direction of your course before launching off with the Hang Glider.

Where To Find The Hang Glider?

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Hang Glider Locations [Screenshot by eXputer]
Fortunately, even if you do end up at a weird spot with the Glider, you can also wish to leave it be because there are tons of other Gliders which you can find scattered across the map. Having more Hang Gliders available makes life a little easier for the player.

There are up to 11 Hang Gliders discovered so far in the current version of Sons of the Forest. Players can usually find them in spots that are close to a nice elevation point. Knowing all these locations on the map will help you progress your base at a much more rapid pace since you’ll be able to travel a lot faster.

Most of the Hang Gliders are found on top of, or around, the Snow Mountain. Apart from that, you can also find plenty of Gliders along the shores of the Island in Sons of the Forest.

Location #1

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Hang Glider #1 [Image Credit: eXputer]
One of the first Hang Gliders that you can come across is pretty close to the River Spawn point. If you happen to have a base around here, then you can easily make your way to this Hang Glider.

From the River Spawn Point, head eastwards and cross two streams along the way. Eventually, you will come across the Hang Glider atop a small cliff next to the Littlebird Helicopter crash site.

Location #2

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Hang Glider #2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
If you go east from the first Hang Glider we mentioned above, you will find another paraglider. This glider is not that far from the first one and can be reached pretty quickly on foot as well. 

Go east from the first Hang Glider and trek upwards on the Mountain to get to the second Glider next to an Abandoned Camp. The Glider will be placed at the edge of the cliff.

Location #3

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Hang Glider #3 [Screenshot by eXputer]
You can find another Hang Glider in the southern sections of the Mountain. The Hang Glider will be right at the edge of the mountain, facing to the South, near an abandoned camp and the South Cave entrance.

You can also reach this point by traveling to the East from the Plane Crash site or the Maintainance B Hatch (where you get the Compound Bow from).

Location #4

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Hang Glider #4 [Image Credit: eXputer]
There is another Hang Glider on the South side of the Island. This one is quite easy to get to. Although, there is a cannibal camp along the way, so be wary of that.

You can reach this point by going southwards from the Maintenance B Hatch. Along the way, you’ll reach a pond, cross it and keep going until you reach the Southern Coast of the island. The Hang Glider is at the edge of the cliff facing the sea.

Location #5

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Hang Glider #5 [Screenshot by eXputer]
In Snow Mountain, there are a bunch of Abandoned Camps right at the center of the area. Here you can gain access to yet another Hang Glider in Sons of the Forest. Apart from the Glider, you will also get some other useful items from this camp.

The exact location can be reached by going East from the Mountain Spawn Point. The great thing about this glider is that it’s pretty close to the mountain peak. Hence, you can carry the glider to the top and fly over the Island for an extended period due to the extreme height.

Location #6

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Hang Glider #6 [Screenshot by eXputer]
When it comes to the Eastern parts of the map, there aren’t a lot of Hang gliders that you can come across. The only Glider which has been spotted by players on the eastern side is next to the East Lake.

There’s a waterfall near this spot, which is a good POI to look out for a while finding the Hang Glider. You can also reach this point from the previous Glider. Just head towards the East and follow the river. Eventually, you’ll descend and leave the snowy fields of the mountain and notice the East Lake Hang Glider next to a cliff.

Location #7

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Hang Glider #7 [Image Credit: eXputer]
You can find another Hang Glider in the Northern regions of the mountain. This one is quite easy to come by, which is quite evident from the image above.

Players can also make their way to this hang glider from the mountain peak by heading toward the Northeast. The Hang Glider is placed right next to an abandoned camp.

Location #8

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Hang Glider #8 [Image Credit: eXputer]
If you go further to the Northside from the previous Glider, you’ll come across another one. The particular Hang Glider will be at the edge of a cliff looking over the Island’s golf course. The flight can be quite scenic as you glide over all the courses.

You can also reach the Hang Glider by heading Northwest from the Maintenance C Hatch (from where you get the Magnum revolver).

Location #9

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Hang Glider #9 [Image Credit: eXputer]
Deep within the forests, northwest of the Mountain’s peak, you can get to another Hang Glider next to an abandoned camp. The Hang Glider can be quite tedious to find due to a bunch of trees in the area. However, if you spot a couple of camps along with a pond, you’ll surely be at the right place.

Players can also get to this point by traveling East from the Maintanance A Hatch (Maintanance Keycard location). Unfortunately, the Hang Glider does not reside nearby a cliff. Therefore to use the Hang Glider, you will need to carry it to a high spot.

Location #10

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Hang Glider #10 [Screenshot by eXputer]
In the Northwest regions of the map, you can find the final two Hang Gliders. The first one is quite close to the spot from where you get the Binoculars. This is at the Northwestern tip of the map, where you can find the Kayaks.

From that spot, head towards the west while hugging the cliffside, and you will eventually get to the Hang Glider. If you do not know where the Kayaks are, then you can also reach the glider by traveling west from the Beach Spoint point, or from the location where you got the Rebreather from.

Location #11

Hang glider in south coast cliff
Hang Glider #11 [Screenshot by eXputer]
There is one last known location of the Hang Glider in Sons of the Forest. You can find a paraglider at the West Coast cliff, right at the edge of the map. The location is pretty easy to get to. However, there isn’t any spawn point nearby which means that you’ll have to buckle up for the journey, especially if you’re in a different region.

There are a few abandoned camps close by, which means that you’ll probably get a few supplies along the way. In order to reach the location, you can go west from the Food & Dining Hatch location until you reach the coast. 

Wrap Up

With that, we reach the conclusive bits of our guide. We provided you with a definitive guide on Hang Gliders in Sons of the Forest. Hang Gliders give the ability to the player to cross vast lands within seconds. Fortunately, there are tons of locations where you can find these paragliders in Sons of the Forest.

If you’ve just begun your survival journey on the Island, then make sure to familiarize yourself with some game-changing Tips and Tricks. Apart from that, players should also get in touch with the Crafting mechanism of Sons of the Forest. You can also make use of the NPC companions Kelvin and Virginia during your playthrough.

Thank you for spending some of your time with us. For more coverage on Sons of the Forest, you can drop by at eXputer at any time. 

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Sameer is a Senior Writer & Editor for all sorts of guides on eXputer. He’s been hooked on games since the age of 8, when he found a liking for Pokemon titles on the Gameboy. Since then, he has dove deep into many other genres on all sorts of consoles to feed his love for gaming. Sameer is currently pursuing a Journalism Degree. He has several years of writing experience and has worked for Mashable previously. Experience: 5+ Years || Education: ACCA and Currently doing a Bachelor's in Journalism || Previously Worked for Mashable || Published 200+ Guides

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