The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be? – it is the same the angels breathe. by Mark Twain
It is not just Shakespeare who thought if his soul lays in the sky….this idea is pooled by many of us. Ever since the humans evolved we have always fancied the idea of flying……and the trysts goes back to as long as 500 years or more when “Icarus” tried to fly with wings of wax.
Ask yourself, how many times you have dreamt of flying…..making circles in the air or towering high in the solitude of sky like an eagle or a seagull. If you do, my friend, don’t be surprised because you are not alone. Dream analysis if to be believed then it is the sign of good times to come in your life and you are totally in command of actions in your life.But now you don’t have to pin down flying to your dreams, you can do it very much wide awake. When we say flying, we mean to provide you the purest form of flying…… aka PARAGLIDING
Paragliding is an experience, joy, freedom, a sense of achievement and a lot more. Paragliding is one of the most awe-inspiring adventure sports practiced today. It – non-motorized, foot-launched flying with an inflatable wing. Using air currents and their own body weight, paragliders can fly to heights of 15,000 feet. It is an exciting yet a very safe way of experiencing pure flying. The view from the top is incredibly immaculate and the serene solitude takes you to a dissimilar world altogether.
Someone had very nicely quoted ” You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.”
Paragliders came to exist through a series of parachute improvements for military purposes. A Paraglider is an inflatable wing which works on the same aerodynamic principles which helps the aeroplanes fly, only difference is they don’t need an engine to remain airborne. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that it’s a personal aircraft that can be kept at the bottom of a wardrobe and carried in your backpack, yet can climb in silence for thousands of meters and carry you for hundreds of kilometres.
It consist mainly of three parts :-
Usually made of rip-stop nylon, which is a tear-proof and tough synthetic fabric. It’s actually two layers of material sewn together with a gap between the two. The wing has a leading edge, which allows air to enter the cells and thus inflate the canopy for gliding.
They are the rigging cords attached to different areas of the underside of the wing, with each line having a specific function (risers, brakes). Manipulating the lines changes the direction or speed of the glider as it flies. Kevlar is a popular choice for risers because of its strength and durability.
Risers are locked into harness, which is a soft chair that suspends the pilot below the wing.
Fences are made for those who cannot fly.” –Elbert Hubbard