Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wing Walk

Like other aviators, paraglider pilots are most often killed or injured on takeoff or landing; once you're in the air--once the terrain drops away, feeding your lust for altitude--you're relatively safe. Handling the wing on landing and takeoff, when you're close to, or on the ground, is a good safety investment. In the photo above, by Angela, I'm 'walking' my wing across a field. An hour here, an hour there...it all pays off. Below, a landing last summer, with my instructor George McPherson talking me down on the radio.

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