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Exhilarating Paragliding!

Do you want to know more about the exciting sport of paragliding? Here you will find answers to all the common questions, and much more...

For thousands of years, man has dreamed of flying.... Have you read that sort of thing a few times before? Well, these days many people are coming very close to that often-expressed yearning by leaning into the wind, taking a few steps and then gently parting company with the ground under their feet. And perhaps, a few minutes later, turning into the rising warm air of a thermal and eventually climbing, until just a speck, high up and far away.

Just pausing here to let you indulge in that incredible daydream for a few more moments.....

Welcome to the exhilarating sport of paragliding, known in many countries as parapente. Some people say parapenting or even hand gliding. The craft itself is a para glider, most commonly spelled paraglider.

Explore this site, and you will gain an appreciation for exactly where the sport has been going lately. Be amazed at what is achievable in a real aircraft that can be stuffed in a backpack and taken anywhere, anyhow, any time.

Just look at all these people, having the time of their lives in a brisk sea breeze down at the coast!

Paragliders soaring along the coast.

That is probably the biggest draw of this sport - anyone can own, store and operate their own personal aircraft! A modern, new wing costs a fraction as much as a very ordinary family car.

These days, an adventure travel company can sell you a package which allows you to have an amazing para-holiday experience in an exotic location. That's without the learning curve of becoming a pilot since tandem paragliders are used. Adventure holidays are becoming more common for a range of extreme sports.

The sport is easier and safer than ever before. If you have already learnt to fly with a paragliding club, I hope your next weekend's a great one, with your feet off the ground as much as possible!

These people enjoyed browsing around this site, I hope you do too... (It reads a bit 'fresher' with the spelling mistakes left in!)

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