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History1. The first time a parachute was used for anything besides slowing your fall was during World War 1. 2. During the 1950s the Para-commander was invented. 3. In 1964 Domina Jalbert of Florida invented the Ram Air canopy. The air rams in and fills the sail, creating a wing shape.4. In September of 1965 David Barish, probably invented the Paraglider.5. In the early 70’s towing ram air parachutes became the passion of the British Association of Parascending6. In 1978, French parachutists Jean-Claude Betemps, Andre Bohn and Gerard Bosson refined the technique of running and launching from a slope at Mieussy, France. The practice soon attracted attention and Mieussy became the first Mecca of Paragliding.7. In 1979 Gerard Bosson introduced paragliding at the hang gliding world championships. Ten years later the first Paragliding World Championships occurred in Kossen, Austria.


What is about?

It is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders

The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing comprising a large number of interconnected baffled cells. Wing shape is maintained by the 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.

Experience by yourself!

Take a look to the Paragliding World Cup 2015 in Brazil!


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