Learn To Fly Paragliding
What is Paragliding ?
Paragliding is simplest form of human flight, adventure sport of flying paragliders, and fastest growing type of foot-launched flying.The wing itself is constructed of rip-stop nylon from which the pilot is suspended by strong Kevlar lines. A paraglider is a non-motorized, foot-launched inflatable wing. It is easy to transport, launch, and land. paraglider is soft and can easily be packed into a bag and carried around. Its portability is its main advantage.
How safe is paragliding ?
Paragliding is as safe as you make it. Modern paragliding wings are very stable. Pilots are very rarely injured due to equipment failure. Paragliding accidents are likely due to a lack of judgment on the pilot’s part instead of equipment failure. We can minimize our risk by becoming educated and making conservative decisions about when and where fly. Each person needs to evaluate the risk and reward of their decisions. We can make very conservative choices as a pilot and still get an amazing amount of flying and fun out of the sport. We don’t need to make risky choices about when and where we fly our wings.
How Paragliding works ?
The paraglider is laid out on the ground at the top of the mountain on a gentle slope and facing into the wind. The pilot is connected to the paraglider with a special harness. The paraglider is then pulled gently into the wind, which causes the canopy to inflate. The pilot then takes a few brisk steps into the wind and floats gently up into the air.
Ridge lift, This would involve flying near a mountain or hill, catching the oncoming wave of wind as it lifts to clear the ridge. Once you have mastered this art you can spend hours flying along the front of the ridge.
Flying in thermals, thermal is pocket of hot air heated by the ground and rising quickly into the air. The trick here is to fly into this rising air, which will then carry your glider with it upwards to great heights. Flying in thermals allows you to start flying cross country.