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Paragliding DiCarlo

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Paragliding DiCarlo

Paragliding

There are three types of air currents that cause rising

FLYING LINGOWING - large elliptical sailTHERMALING - using the warm rising air streams to ascendCOLLAPSE - the sudden loss of updraft which keeps your sail full of airVARIOMETER - highly sensative instrument to measure atmpospheric pressure due to 'climb rate'and 'sink rate'HARNESS - seat that the pilot sits inRISERS - the bundles of strings/lines that attach the pilot to the wing

sailing over Turkey's coast

Soaring over Turkey

air enters and fills these cells!

Paragliders could be found anywhere rising air is located however most pilots prefer places with scenic veiws. There is no special clothing but layering up is recommended because as you rise in altitude the air gets much cooler. Once locating a launch site a pilot will lay out their sail and inspect is for tangled cords, abraision and rips and organize the risersand harnees. After that is complete the pilot will face into the wind and slowly walk the sail forward. Standing on the ground while the sail is above is called 'kiting'. Once the pilot has made final saftey checks of helmet, harness, and lines they will walk ro jog swiftly down the slope allowing the sail to further fill and begin to ascend using the rising air currents. Often pilots use an altimeter, GPS device and a variometer to check location and changing air conditions. Although this sport sounds dangerous the rate of incident is about equal to horseback riding with more injuries ocurring as a result of unfortunate landings (ankles injured or broken bones).


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