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Glide like a bird and touch the clouds

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 14, 2019, 12:11 am IST
Updated : Sep 14, 2019, 12:11 am IST

Here are some safety tips for everyone from beginners to experienced paragliding pilots for making each flight a successful one.

Though mistakes can happen, which even experienced pilots make, a beginner should concentrate on physical as well as mental preparation.
 Though mistakes can happen, which even experienced pilots make, a beginner should concentrate on physical as well as mental preparation.

For all those who love to fly in the air like birds, paragliding is an exciting and relaxing activity. However, it is mandatory that one needs to ensure safety as paragliding involves flying through the air hundreds or thousands of metres above the ground. Preparation is the key to mastering the technique.

Though mistakes can happen, which even experienced pilots make, a beginner should concentrate on physical as well as mental preparation. Maintaining a respect for flying coupled with the preparation can easily make one a confident pilot. The advanced steps of preparation include compiling an accurate weather forecast ahead of the flight and knowing the area well. All paragliding equipment should be inspected regularly and before each flight to ensure it is up to proper working standards. Properly planning a safe approach to the landing zone should be a priority at every step of the flight, and one should avoid landing out of the zone, which increases the likelihood of an accident. Practicing the techniques for both launching and landing can tackle this problem too.

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