Paragliding 101: What You Need to Know

Paragliding is one of the most awe-inspiring adventure sports practiced today. The scenic views provided by the high-altitude jumping points combined with the rush of free-flying an aircraft at heights nearing 15,000 feet make paragliding an experience of a lifetime. Paragliding came to exist through a series of parachute improvements for military purposes. The chutes [...]

Published On 06/22/2011
12:55 AM EDT
A paraglider is taking advantage of the beautiful but foggy fall day on the Niesen mountain in the Bernese mountains, Switzerland, Friday, Oct. 26, 2007.