One of the best ways to experience the exhilaration of flight is through paragliding. Unlike flying in an airplane, paraglider pilots are free to experience the euphoria of true flight while while being suspended beneath a fabric wing. This unique method of flight provides an unmatched and unlimited view of the terrain and the true sensation of flight.
parachute. The paraglider is foot launched, meaning the paraglider pilot runs into the wind creating lift under the fabric wing thereby inducing flight. Paragliders can be launched from hills, cliffs, and ramps. once airborne, the paraglider pilot controls the paraglider by manipulating the rigging from which he or she is suspended, much like a parachute is controlled. The paraglider pilot is able to turn, climb, and descend by manipulating this rigging which, in turns, alters the shape of the wing.
Reminiscent of man's first moments aloft over 100 years ago, paragliding captures and preserves the magic of flight.