Would you like to fly like a bird? Paragliding is an exhilarating sport. It allows you to fly like a bird with the help of a giant wing powered by the wind. You can glide confidently, steering the wing by its suspension lines.
It is suitable for all ages and abilities. You do not need to be an athletic person to take part. Furthermore, if you are afraid of heights it could be the perfect cure! Paragliding is an experience that you will want to repeat over and over again. All you have to do is find your nearest paragliding centre with certified instructors.
There are two ways to take-off:
• From the edge of a cliff: you will need a wind speed of around 20 mph. If you take-off from a coast-cliff the speed is not so important as the air has more density and is humid
• Towed launch: the paraglider is launched by a moving vehicule. The vehicule tows the paraglide along until it has another speed and height to fly unaccompanied
If you are interested in becoming a glider pilot there are specific courses designed so that you will achieve pilot status once the course is completed. Each paragliding school will have courses for beginners and advanced paragliders. Furthermore, your safety is their number one priority.
So what are you waiting for? You can browse our directory of paragliding companies today and you will be one step closer to a paragliding career!