Paragliding makes the news again. Just last week Gadling reported about two climbers paragliding from the summit of Mt. Everest. This video, totally unrelated, shows a paraglider getting caught in his parachute but somehow pulling it off anyway.
This is one lucky guy.
Paragliding is a recreational and/or competitive free-flying sport where the pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, the shape of which is formed by its suspension lines and the pressure of air entering vents of the wing. DiscoverParagliding.com notes:
“With the proper training, you can become a well-educated, safety-conscious pilot capable of choosing flights ranging from peaceful and serene, to extended thermal climbs and cross-country experiences.”
The training and jump records of the paraglider shown in this video were unavailable.