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  1. 1. Paragliding By Christopher Williams The freedom to fly
  2. 2. Paragliding • The freedom to fly is to feel like bird • Soaring through the sky paragliding is one way to do it. • Catching thermals on rising hot air that you circle round to get higher. • You can also fly between Image by Winkelbohrer mountains, from peak to peak.
  3. 3. Wind • When you land you fly into the wind to slow you down • A good wind to fly in is between 10 to 15mph. • For a soft flight the higher you go the more bumpy it gets so Image from clipart it’s best to stay in the middle.
  4. 4. Safety Paraglide pre-flight checks Image by Dominic's pics 1. Roll out the paraglider in an area with no wind. Spread out the glider and gently pull to form the glider into a horseshoe shape. 2. Find the straps that connect the lines and extend them completely. Check each glider line is attached to a carabiner which is securely attached to the harness. Inspect each line for defects. 3. Check the entire glider while it is laid out on the ground and look for tears, snags or other imperfections that could put your life in danger. 4. Your harness should be free from defects and the harness lines should be secured to the harness with individual carabiners for each line. Your helmet should fit snugly and not be cracked. 5. If you use radio equipment, make sure that it works with clear communication. 6. Check your reserve parachute to ensure it is without flaws.
  5. 5. Safety • Don't try and teach yourself how to paraglide, that can be extremely dangerous. Paragliding is a form of aviation and you'd never think about trying to teach yourself how to fly a jumbo jet…would you? • Learn to fly from a fully qualified paragliding instructor. • Join a registered club. • If you are a beginner don't buy second hand equipment, unless it has been seen by your instructor and is deemed suitable. • Paragliders are rated on performance. Make sure you start off with a paraglider rated for beginners
  6. 6. Beginner Flights • Plan your flight beforehand. • Take the weather into account before launching. • Use caution if you are attempting to fly in weather conditions you have never flown in before. • Don't attempt a level of flight that is beyond your level of experience. • Never attempt fixed rope towing or tethering, this is extremely dangerous. • Use your common sense. Don't take unnecessary risks. Paragliding can be dangerous enough without making rash decisions or judgments.
  7. 7. Air Law • Sources of information • Airspace rules • Reading charts • Rules of the air • Weather minimums Image from clipart • Altimeter settings
  8. 8. Equipment • Equipment you will need apart from a canopy is a harness, flight suit, boots and a helmet. • More advanced pilots may also need navigation instruments and other accessories. Equipment Price £551.74 Reserve APCO Mayday Hang Gliding Reserve Parachute Paraglider £2 757.67 Ozone Rush 2 £659.00 Harness Advance AXESS 2 Air - Now available (March 2010)
  9. 9. Sources • Useful Information for Prospective Pilots • Paragliding Safety - Safe Sport (UK) • Flickr Photo Download: Sky and Cloud • Paragliding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia • flyestival 019 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!