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Paragliding

Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying for the flyer. It is not using an engine and can fly many hours which is ineradicable. Can cover many hundreds of kilometers bu skillful pilot. The pilot may gain height, often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand meters. It is possible in two place of Nepal. One is in Pokhara and another is in Kathmandu. Pokhara’s gliding is more effective then Kathmandu one.

History of Paragliding

  1. 1952:- Domina C Jalbert has advanced govern in gliding parachutes with multi-cells and controls for lateral glide.
  2. 1954:- Walter Neumark has predicted (in an article in Flight magazine) a time when a glider pilot would be “able to launch himself by running over the edge of a cliff or down a slope.
  3. 1961:- the French engineer Pierre Lemoigne produced improved parachute designs that led to the Para-Commander. The PC had cutouts at the rear and sides that enabled it to be towed into the air and steered – leading to parasailing/parascending.

 

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