Apr 222013

Paraglide 1Paragliding is one of the easiest ways to “share the air” with our feathered friends.  To soar with the eagles has been one of my on-going, bucket list wishes.

We arrived at sunrise on top of the Point of the Mountain launch area for a “Tandemonium Paragliding” lesson and enjoyed watching gliders sail off the cliff.

Paraglide 2

A non-motorized, foot-launched paraglider is designed with an inflatable wing to keep you aloft for extended flights and soaring, while riding with the currents in the air.

Paraglide 3We made lazy circles in the sky just like a large hawk, with me as his linked prey.  This is considered the simplest form of human flight and my tandem master made it seem effortless.

Using air currents and shifting our body weight from side to side, we searched for thermals that would lift and extend our flight.

Paraglide 4The landing area is smooth and noticeably clear of any rocks.  We  just lifted our feet and glided to a stop on a pad that’s built into the bottom of the paragliding apparatus.

If you are also an adrenalin junkie, go to the website: www.tandemoniumparagliding.com and sign up for a fun experience in Salt Lake City or a flight center closest to your area.

  14 Responses to “On my bucket list, a Paraglide Flight”

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  2. Thanks for viewing my post. One paraglider rode close to the ground so his dog could run along side of him. Now isn’t that a unique and interesting way to walk your dog.

  3. Wow, that’s so cool. I’ve always fancied having a go. I don’t like the idea of skydiving but paragliding looks so serene. Go you! Love your cakes by teh way – very creative. Thanks for reading Tales of Pigling Bland, a baking blog

  4. Congratulations! hahah I have no courage! I just do extreme sports on water and land hahaha!

  5. Thanks for the kind words. I’m eager to read about your sports on water and land too.

  6. Woooow This is what I call LIVING!!!! Awesome Neva! Thanks for stopping by my blog

    Hope you are having a lovely day

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

    • Thanks for the kind comment. I have to admit that I’m an adrenalin junkie. Happy mother’s day and look forward to keeping in touch on our blogs.

  7. Uh, better you than I, girlfriend! Seriously. Jolly good.for.YOU! Sadly, with my stupid acrophobia, I can barely climb a temple in Bagan, Myanmar, much less hang from a couple of strings over Utah. 😉 Still, no doubt it was a most thrilling experience and I envy you for it. Rock on, my dear!

    • It was my husband’s idea to add skydiving to his bucket list and I figured if he would, why not try it. I had no idea that I was an adrenalin junky.

  8. Being a passenger in a prop plane is the closest I want to get to natural flight. If God wanted us to fly…….you know the rest 😉

    • I didn’t want to wait until I earned my angel wings to enjoy the flight through the air. I found out I’m an adrenalin junkie and love it.

  9. What an adventure! I envy your courage~

    • Thanks, Irene. I envy your courage to travel around the world. Since we retired, I’m excited to not have deadlines anymore.

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