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Olympio Faissol Sets New Foot Launch World Record

31 Oct 2012
Olympio Faissol Sets New Foot Launch World Record

Syride Sysky: lightweight vario/GPS flight logger

19 Apr 2012
Syride Sysky: lightweight vario/GPS flight logger

Test SupíAirís BASE reserve

11 Apr 2012
Test SupíAirís BASE reserve

Karro Pre PWC 2012 Comp - Day 3

21 March 2012
Karro Pre PWC 2012 Comp - Day 3

Bambi for sale

12 March 2012
Bambi for sale

Swings new EN C Astral 7

1 Jan 2012
Swings new EN C Astral 7

Skynch 2 self-launch winch

7 Sep 2011
Skynch 2 self-launch winch

Alex Hofer (SUI2) withdraws from Red Bull X-Alps due to injury

22 June 2011
Alex Hofer (SUI2) withdraws from Red Bull X-Alps due to injury

Sol One: The first 1-line paraglider

22 June 2011
Sol One: The first 1-line paraglider

Babu Sunuwar flies off Everest. Tandem paraglider pilot Babu Sunuwar and experienced Everest climber Lakpa Tshering Sherpa have flown a tandem paraglider from the summit of Everest. . .

23 May 2011
Babu Sunuwar flies off Everest. Tandem paraglider pilot Babu Sunuwar and experienced Everest climber Lakpa Tshering Sherpa have flown a tandem paraglider from the summit of Everest. . .

AcrOludeniz World Cup Final Results. Pal Takats won the first World Cup event of the year 15 points ahead of his team partner Gabor Kezi. . .

17 May 2011
AcrOludeniz World Cup Final Results. Pal Takats won the first World Cup event of the year 15 points ahead of his team partner Gabor Kezi. . .

60-day rule tweaked.CIVL has shortened by two weeks the 60-day rule for manufacturers of Open Class paragliders for the 2011 World Championships. . .

10 May 2011
60-day rule tweaked.CIVL has shortened by two weeks the 60-day rule for manufacturers of Open Class paragliders for the 2011 World Championships. . .

Welcome back!! Hope you had a exciting holiday and lots of flying. Please send me your photos and videos and I will post them on the website. I will be making some changes to the website this week so check it out and let me know what you think of it. Save Flying. Peter

3 May 2011
Welcome back!! Hope you had a exciting holiday and lots of flying. Please send me your photos and videos and I will post them on the website. I will be making some changes to the website this week so check it out and let me know what you think of it. Save Flying. Peter

The Wing Load Research. The Wing Load Research is Pal Takats's upcoming investigation to find out the real limits of the Thriller 2k11 from U-Turn which is claimed to be the best acro glider on the market. . .

18 April 2011
The Wing Load Research. The Wing Load Research is Pal Takats's upcoming investigation to find out the real limits of the Thriller 2k11 from U-Turn which is claimed to be the best acro glider on the market. . .

 
Welcome to Letsgoparaglide.co.za - Like most paragliding pilots out there, i have a passion for paragliding and decided to start this website to bring you braking news such as glider reviews, competitions happening locally and international, videos and lots of exciting videos. Each pilot will be able to register and share their experience with other paragliding pilots and upload there photos and videos of flights they had. They can go onto the forum and give their comments on different topics.

The intention with this website is to give local and international pilots information on what paragliding in South Africa has to offer. You can find information on flying sites, all the different glider manufactures with the specs of each glider, how to execute arco maneuvers, articles to widen your knowledge of paragliding. For new pilots who is thinking of starting paragliding (you not gonna make a mistke) and find qualified instructors in their area. After studying the different wings available, you have to option to purchase a new or secondhand glider, depending on your budget.

But most important of all is,we would like to hear from you and your stories you have. You can email us your photos, videos and articles you think we should publics on the website. And your suggestions are important to us to let us know what you think of the website and how we can improve and things you would like to see on the website.

Some Background:

Paragliding is the simplest form of human flight. A paraglider is a non-motorized, foot-launched inflatable wing. It is easy to transport, easy to launch, and easy to land. The paraglider itself is constructed of rip-stop nylon from which the pilot is suspended by sturdy kevlar lines. The pilot is clipped into a harness and oriented in a sitting position for maximum comfort. With a paraglider, you actually fly like a bird, soaring upwards on currents of air. Paraglider pilots routinely stay aloft for 3 hours or more, climb to elevations of 15,000 feet, and go cross-country for vast distances.

Paragliding and hang gliding are very similar in terms of the pure joy of flight.

A paraglider is a bit faster to set up and put away, backpack in about five minutes and can be easily transported in the trunk of a car, whereas a hang glider requires a roof rack for transport and takes at least twice as long to set up and take down, they generally weigh twice as much as a paraglider

Paragliders are designed to soar. The duration record is over 11 hours and the distance record is over 500 kilometers. In training you will start out just skimming the ground.

You can make paragliding, like most adventure sports, as safe or dangerous as you want. It is of course crucial that you receive instruction from a certified professional and use safe equipment, professional schools will create as controlled a learning environment as possible. But paragliding is still an outdoor sport and Mother Nature is unpredictable, the primary safety factors are personal judgment and attitude.

Paragliding is the simplest and most serene way to fulfill humankind's oldest dream, free flight! The pilot runs down a gentle slope and glides away from the mountain.

Paragliding is about finesse and serenity, not strength and adrenaline. As in rock climbing, women often do much better than men because they don't try to muscle the paraglider around.

A new paraglider, harness and reserve will cost somewhere between R6000 and R10 000. After four years of fairly active usage and exposure to UV light from the sun, a paraglider is generally in need of replacement.
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