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Fly through the air with the greatest of ease

Paragliding Circus [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 16, 2014 - 4 comments

When you’re lost, ask someone who knows the way.

Parahawking in Nepal: beautiful footage of paragliders working with raptors to find thermals. [more inside]
posted by quin on Mar 17, 2012 - 11 comments

You'll be sucked right in.

On July 25th 1997, Davor Jordas and a group friends turned up at Raspadalica to take part in the first ever Croation powered paragliding competition. The day was fine, with warm sunshine and scattered puffy clouds. The only sign of what was to come was a dark cloud over the beautiful mountains of Ucka. But it was twenty miles away, and downwind, so the paragliders took to the air. To put it mildly, that turned out to be a mistake. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Feb 24, 2011 - 10 comments

Just Don't Catch a Ski on a Tree

Speedflying in Wengen 2010. After watching it, it seems these guys really like crack. If you want to give it a go, learn how. [more inside]
posted by bwg on Nov 8, 2010 - 27 comments

Parahawking

Hawkman of the Himalayas. British falconer Scott Mason and friends have combined paragliding and falconry into the art of parahawking. [Via]
posted by homunculus on Jan 23, 2009 - 7 comments

Man and eagle soar over the French Alps

L'homme et l'oiseau au Mont-Blanc. Falconer Jacques-Olivier Travers runs the Aigles du Léman park on Lake Geneva where he teaches eagles raised in captivity how to fly. Here he is paragliding down the Alps with his student Sherkan.
posted by homunculus on Oct 15, 2008 - 8 comments

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