Hail Himalayas Paragliding
The uninitiated and curious flyers may find the following brief on paragliding quite interesting.
Paragliding is a recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying Paragliders- lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside.
Despite not using an engine, Paraglider flights can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometers, though flights of one to two hours and covering some tens of kilometres are more the norm. By skilful exploitation of sources of lift, the pilot may gain height, often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand metres.
Tandem Paragliding is when the Paraglider has two seats in a harness. The front seat is occupied by the passenger and the rear seat is taken by the trained and experienced instructor/pilot who steers the Paraglider from takeoff to landing.