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Soar Over With This Paragliding Quiz

Through this simple challenge, let's find out how well acquainted you are with the terminologies associated with paragliding.
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Unlike a hang-glider, in paragliding, the wing is a fabric wing that has no primary rigid structure.
Quick Fact
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Paragliders are launched by running off a moderate slope with the glider inflated and then being lifted off by the wind.
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The soft wing structures hold an elliptical shape when inflated and maintain the shape by suspension lines, air pressure and aerodynamic forces.
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Before lift-off itself, the pilot or paraglider will slip the brake loops over his palms and hold on to them. These brakes help steer and control the speed.
Did You Know?
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Paragliding is not about speed and is a leisure activity you enjoy in the sky. It's the ideal sport to soak in a bird's eye view of the landscape.
Did You Know?
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Canadian Domina Jalbert began working on his ram-air airfoil in 1957 itself and kept fine-tuning the design. In 1966, his patent was granted.
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Besides manipulating lines and brakes, paragliders also have to shift their weight to successfully maneuver themselves in mid-air.
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Although paragliding does not involve a motorized engine to power the flight, it can be used for cross country travel and can stay up in the air for long hours.
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France is a country with a large number of avid paragliders. France is actually a world-class paragliding destination, with nearly 750 official flying sites.
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During strong winds, the pilot uses the launch technique - 'Reverse Launch' to gain momentum.
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When it's time to land and begins descending, the paraglider must straighten his legs and torso and be in the vertical position ready to land.
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A GNSS is a device used during flying competitions because it records the flight path and documents required information for competitions.
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Kudos! You've successfully steered your way through to the end of this paragliding challenge!

 Priya Johnson

Credits
Dorothea OLDANI, Mohammad Asadi, Romain MATHON, Tomas Sobek, Patrick Hendry, Marc Ruaix, Colin Watts, Linus Mimietz