Paragliding Peril: “We’re too close to the mountain!”
July 18, 2009 – Ka?, Turkey
Check out this new video of me paragliding over the Turkish Mediterranean. Me and my ex-Turkish Army pilot, “Whiskey,” set sail from the mountains high above the town of Ka?. The term “paragliding” was first coined in the 1970s to refer to a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing. You both launch and land a paraglider into wind. Basically, the pilot runs forward so that the air pressure generated by the forward movement inflates the wing (or chute). That’s what we did as we ran right off the mountain…
New Video: Paragliding Peril: “We’re too close to the mountain!”
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- For a fuller account of my time in the air, read: Fly like an Eagle…
- For another glimpse of Ka?, read: Made it to the Med!
This entry was posted on Saturday, November 28th, 2009 and is filed under Europe.