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Paragliding

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Name
Paragliding
Description

All you need if you want to go paragliding is a desire to fly. You will feel an exhilarating sensation of freedom as you float in silence gazing down over the panoramic views from this engineless flying machine. The paraglider is the lightest of all aircraft, and perhaps the one that comes closest to the flight of a bird, since it operates using air currents. It is made of rope and fabric and has no rigid structure except for the pilot’s seat, and is basically an ultra-light flexible glider that needs no wheels or external assistance for take-off or landing. The pilot starts the flight from an elevated point and aims to catch the upward air currents that can extend the flight over hours. All you have to do is to run fifty metres without stopping. The best way to get started in this sport is to fly in a 2-seater. In fact, you don´t need to have any specialised knowledge or to take a course. The control is completely in the hands of the pilot. Each person has a seat secured with a harness, which means you are seated throughout the flight. The passenger sits in front with the pilot behind. Both are attached to the paraglider and to the emergency parachute. The interior of Catalonia is one of the best areas in Spain for this activity, and there are many companies that provide the equipment and all the necessary information. For example, Entrenúvols, the oldest school in Spain, has very experienced pilots, guides and instructors, and is located in the middle of the Vall d’Áger valley, in the La Noguera region of Lleida. The flights take off from the summit of Serra del Montsec and land next to the town of Áger. It also offers initiation courses, which do not require any prior knowledge or training, as well as advanced and safety courses which allow gliders to improve their technique.

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