вторник, 12 март 2013 г.

Start Position

Paraglider in start position.

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 hollow fabric wing whose shape is formed by its 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.

Red Paraglider

Paragliding in the Clouds

Preparing for the Start

Seconds before the start

Rules For Paragliding Competition

1. Purpose of the event
The main objective of the competition is to tie and just rank the players according to their knowledge and skills. Additional tasks are developing paragliding, raising the sportiness, knowledge and skills of the pilots and their safe flying. Conducting such an event also promotes economic and Sopot region and mostly supports the existence of such lift facility.

2. Driver can be a paraglider or hang-gliding wants, regardless of gender and age who:
- Has the experience to safely fly in high mountains;
- Has FAI license (contact a paragliding club for more information)
- Is equipped with technically efficient equipment consisting of a paraglider Chandeliers system, helmet, reserve parachute, GPS.


Paragliding competition in May 2006

I love to see those para-gliders weaving softly around Moon Point, their legs floating above you in the air. When they drift in for a landing, their feet touch the ground and they trot forward from the continued motion of the glider, which billows down like a setting sun. I never get tired of watching them and I've seen them thousands of times. I always wondered what that kind of freedom would feel like.

Paragliding competition

Paragliding competition near the village Dobrostan, Plovdiv district.