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Old May 13, 2010, 8:57 AM   #11
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Old May 13, 2010, 9:06 AM   #12
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Like the colours. Did you only get ground handling or were there any in flight?

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Yes, they were training ground handling. Not easy to master. Seemed there were one instructor per apprentice (you say?)

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Old May 13, 2010, 9:43 AM   #13
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Old May 13, 2010, 9:52 AM   #14
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Wind still blowing. All wings down for a moment
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Old May 13, 2010, 9:53 AM   #15
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Purple wing picture number one
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Old May 13, 2010, 10:41 AM   #16
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Some of them looked like cobras, in certain positions
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How it works. I'll find a link

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The link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paragliding

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2009 Global Fatalities (incomplete)

Dec 24 2009 __________, 23 Haifa, ISRAEL A 23-year-old paraglider died Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained when he crashed into the roof of a home. Hospitalized in critical condition at a Hadera hospital, where he later died. [52] Dec 12 2009 Miroslav Tursunovic, 59 Mt Gucevo, SERBIA One of the oldest and most experienced paragliders in Serbia. Fell into tall trees shortly after launching. [53] Fifth Serbian paraglider pilot to die in the last four years. [54] Dec 8, 2009 ________, 36 Island of Vis, Komza, SERBIA Compound fractures. Transported to Split where he died. [55] Dec 2009 _______ Valle de Uco, ARGENTINA Fell at the beginning of the Argentine Paragliding Championship [56] Nov 24 2009 Diovane César de Souza, 38 Minas Gerais, BRAZIL Experienced "problems during takeoff" and crashed from a height of 200 meters. [57] [58] Nov 22 2009 _____, 23 Gangwon, KOREA Collapse. Fell from 100m. Died instantly. [59] Nov 20 2009 German pilot, 25 Peppermint Beach, Barbate, Cádiz, SPAIN "The body of the paraglider has been found in some rocks." [60] [61] Nov 17 2009 Goyang Ilsan, 51 Yangpyeong, KOREA Collapse in turbulence. Died before the helicopter arrived. [62] [63] Nov 14 2009 Diovani C. de Oliveira, 38 Ibituruna, Governador Valadares, BRAZIL Collapse. Fell from 500m. [64] Nov 14 2009 Andrew Filler, 51 of UK Nr. Anglou, MORROCO Self employed electrical engineer Mr Filler had been an experienced paraglider, having undergone a week long course in Spain last year, and would have been fully qualified if he had completed the Morocco course. Mrs Filler said: "I don't understand what went wrong....when he turned to come back to the ridge line he fell 30ft to the ground. Instructor Christoper Watt ran to his aid, but found he was not breathing. Despite emergency medical aid, Mr Filler could not be resuscitated. [65] [66] Nov 7 2009 ________, 30 Belo Horizonte, Burmadinho, BRAZIL Collapse. Fell from 50m. [67] [68] Nov 1 2009 Guen Gifford, 37 Paiute Launch, Owens Valley, California, USA ...emergency crews were able to hike to the victim, who had fallen from roughly 200 feet and landed about a quarter mile from the launch site. Gifford was unconscious, unresponsive, and had suffered multiple broken bones. The victim was placed on a backboard and flown out to Reno where she died from her injuries. [69] Oct 22 2009 Sim Mo, 23 Penglai, Gangwon, KOREA spiral dive. Fell 100m in 2 rotations. [70] Oct 22 2009 Russian Alexey Ashurov Himachal Pradesh, INDIA Missing and presumed dead. (Still missing throughout winter.) [71] Oct 18 2009 _____, 36 Nigel, SOUTH AFRICA The reserve was caught in the lines of the glider, and that was the reason it did not open. [72] [73] Oct 17 2009 _____, 61 Dolenjska Toplice, SLOVENIA "Fell into valley." Head injuries. "Perfect weather for paragliding." [74] [75] Oct 15 2009 German pilot Gerhard Hormann, 58 Da Bepi, ITALY Surge, pilot fell into sail. "his glider plummeted 400 feet below the point of taking off." When rescuers arrived, he was dead. [76] 15-ottobre-2009/parapendio-precipita-bosco-muore-velista-tedesco-1601882287837.shtml</ref> [77] Extremely strong thermals of 8m/s. Incidents of "massive deflation" were observed among approximately a dozen paragliders in the air. [78] Oct 11 2009 _____, 21 Lauterbrunnen, SWITZERLAND Speedflying. Hit a high-voltage line. Transported to hospital, where he died shortly afterwards because of too severe burns. [79] A paragliding pilot who witnessed the incident from the air ...saw the pilot spiraling down towards the ground at high speed in tight spirals. [80] Oct 5 2009 Chritoph Eidinger, 32 "Five Fingers" on Krippenstein, AUSTRIA Speedflying. Hit a tree before he toppled to the ground. Found dead the next morning. [81] [82] Chritoph Eidinger was Gexa22 on YouTube. [83] [84] Oct 2 2009 Sakai Masashi, 64 Ibukiyama, Maibara City, Shiga, JAPAN Midair at 100m. 15 years experience. Died from stomach and chest injuries after an hour and a half.. [85] [86] [87] Oct 2 2009 Tamura Yukio, 67 Ibukiyama, Maibara City, Shiga, JAPAN Midair at 100m. Both pilots died. [88] [89] Oct 1 2009 Humberto Alvarez Suarez,, 28 Los Santos, Bucarmanga, COLUMBIA National Paragliding Champion of Columbia [90] "One of the best pilots of the country, practicing acro." [91] Died after falling from a height of approximately 600 meters. the reserve parachute became entangled with the glider. [92] The deaths of two paragliding flying experts [prompted] authorities to [prohibit paragliding] at Chicamocha Canyon -- Oct 14 2009 [93] Sep 29 2009 Ariel Andres Sienra, 33 Merlo, San Luis, ARGENTINA Collapse. "Sank a few yards and was killed instantly when struck against the rocks." [94] Sep 22 2009 French pilot Col Rodella, Val di Fassa, Trentino, ITALY Spiral dive. "Fell into a turn from 100 yards in front of takeoff. Hit a tree." [95] Sep 22, 2009 German pilot beach at Mint of Barbate, Cadiz, SPAIN Found dead today in a rocky area [96] Sep 20 2009 German pilot, 49 Absturz, Hamm, AUSTRIA A paraglider was killed in Tyrol’s Kufstein district on Saturday afternoon after an accident near the 2,224 metre high Vorderes Sonnwendjoch near Münster. [97] Spiral dive, Fell 40m in a "...tailspin. Quickly fell to the ground." [98] Sep 16 2009 Hirata Akikazu, 81 Mt Ikeda, Gifu, JAPAN Collapse. Fell from 500 meters. [99] [100] 15 years experience. Died of traumatic shock [101] Sep 13 2009 Roland Geiger UZBEKISTAN "Roland took off on September 13, at 3 p.m. on the Beldersay launch site... He was found on September 16, in the morning, by a helicopter... First reports suggest that he died on impact, and that he appeared tangled in his lines. ...Roland was an excellent pilot, with more than 15 years of experience..." [102] Sep 12 2009 AlexanderVasilishin, 42 Mt Klementyeva-Agarmysh, UKRAINE Chairman/President of the Ukraine Federation of Paragliding since 2004. Competing on the final day of the Koktebel Open Cup (in Crimea), he was carried out to sea at the finish line. Became entangled in his lines. Drowned in front of all participants. [103] Sep 11 2009 Jean-Pierre Colas Gourdon, FRANCE Collapse. "He took off and immediately took both hands off the brakes, in order to push himself back into his harness. ...He took a big collapse with his hands off & paid the ultimate price." [104] Sep 9 2009 _________, 50 Annecy, FRANCE Found dead in tree. Estimated to have fallen 200 meters. [105] Aug 24 2009 _____________ , 46 Eisenspitze,AUSTRIA "A Tyrolean paraglider was killed after he smashed into a mountain after running into severe turbulence. Local police said the man, from Völs bei Innsbruck, was paragliding near the 2,859-metre-high Eisenspitze when the accident happened. A mountain-rescue helicopter recovered the man’s body at an elevation of 2,050 metres." [106] Aug 17 2009 Dennis Wray, 66 Shropshire, UK Dennis Wray, 66, from Otley, West Yorkshire, died in hospital... Mr Wray suffered internal injuries and leg fractures in the collision on the Long Mynd on 8 August. [107] Aug 12 2009 Domenico Vinci, 41 Praia a Mare, Calabria, ITALY Flew into high voltage lines. Fell 60m during helicopter rescue attempt. Died during transport to the hospital from severe injuries. [108] [109] Aug 12 2009 Olivier Besset, 31 Chalvet Mont Saint-Andre-les-Alpes, FRANCE The veteran athlete had vanished after taking off Chalvet Mont Saint-Andre-les-Alpes to the rally site Dormillouse, Saint-Vincent-les-Forts in the Ubaye valley. A flight of forty miles he never completed, probably after being injured. On Nov 20 his body was found wrapped in his sail. [110] Aug 8 2009 Stephen Paul Allen, 49 Shropshire, UK Midair. The two paragliders became entangled only 50 to 100 ft (15 to 30m) above the ground. The investigator said pilots are taught the rules for avoiding collisions and such accidents are rare. "Quite often we're perceived by the public as crazy people who jump off mountains, but the reality is that it is no more dangerous than any other form of recreational aviation," he said. "It is one of those sports where you can make it dangerous if you want to push the envelope, but it is relatively safe if you play by the rules." Second pilot, Dennis Wray, finally died on August 17. [111] Aug 7 2009 ______, 36 Fethiye, Oludeniz, TURKEY Collapse. Fell into ocean. Died in emergency room. [112] [113] Aug 5 2009 ________, 49 Austrian pilot Gerlitzen, Carinthia, AUSTRIA from Vienna, was an experienced athlete with over a thousand flight hours under his belt. He was married with one child. [114] Aug 5 2009 Rob Vesters, 49 Dutch passenger Gerlitzen, Carinthia, AUSTRIA Double tandem fatality. Improper harness rigging led to spiral. [115] The film shows how the glider was uncontrollable and began the deadly spiral. [116] [117] Jul 30 2009 Nikita Storozhenko, 25 RUSSIA Harness ripped apart on takeoff. He fell 20m. "...received numerous fractures and ruptures of internal organs, plus traumatic shock. Died almost instantly." [118] Jul 29 2009 pilot from Metz, Valley of Queyras, SPAIN A fall of 2,600m shortly after takeoff. [119] Jul 28 2009 Pieve Ligure, 63 Mola Brignano Frascati. Alessandria, ITALY Collapse. Expert aerial cameraman. Fell 40m on landing approach. [120] [121] Jul 27 2009 pilot from Metz, 43 Girardin, Ceillac, FRANCE The victim was probably killed instantly. The impact was very strong, said the rescuers who were on the scene. [122] Jul 20 2009 Mauro Reggiani, 50 Macerata, Maggiana Hague, ITALY Violent landing, Dragged on ground. Hospitalized in intensive care. "Despite the desperate attempts of doctors to save him," he died "after four days of agony." [123] Jul 6 2009 Ramon Sanchez, 58 Xagó Gozón, SPAIN when landing the glider was possibly destabilized by an air stream. This caused him to lose control, caught on a power line and was given a heavy blow to the head. unconscious in cardiopulmonary arrest [124] "This I expected," lamented the son. [125] Jul 2009 Australian Mile "Brad" Randjelovic, 55 Otesevo, MACEDONIA Collapse at 200m. Entered a spiral dive at 40m. Died on the spot from head injuries. [126] [127] Jun 29 2009 Daniel Rojas, 42 Chicamocha Canyon, COLUMBIA Electrocution. Yesterday it was learned that the mother of the victim, who worked as a stewardess, and one of his brothers perished in plane crashes. [128] Jun 24 2009 Vinod Kumar, 41 Instructor Lucknow, INDIA A paragliding instructor was killed and a tourist seriously injured after they crashed into the hills ringing a lake in Mussoorie last evening. “The paraglider was hovering for a while and suddenly lost control.” [129] [130] June 19 2009 Paul Bessell, 52 Monument, COLORADO Collapse. [131] ...a wind gust may have caused one of Paul Bessell's wings to collapse, his widow said. [132] Jun 5 2009 German pilot Thomas Manfred Christian, 44 Fethiye, TURKEY Collapse. "Plummeted 300 meters onto rocks when strong winds collapsed his parachute after he launched off Mount Babadag, at an altitude of 1,800 meters. ...uffered a servere head trauma in the accident, was helicopter airlifted to Fethiye State Hospital, but died from his injuries despite doctors’ efforts." [133] Jun 2 2009 Belgian pilot, 60 4 yrs exp Bourg-Saint-Maurice, FRANCE "When he was 15 to 20 feet above the ground, he began to rotate around the sail, making 360° turns, taking more and more speed, and finally crashed. ...speed was increased to up to 12 meters per second." [134] [135] Jun 1 2009 Arrojo Pelayo Ramón Avilés, 24 Pico del Sol, SPAIN Asymmetric collapse - PGF "Plunge. ...could do nothing to save his life." [136] Sail "folded as he neared the ground." [137] tried to deploy the emergency parachute, but could not open properly due to lack of height. [138] [139] May 24 2009 Gilberto Gonzalez, 41 Rancho San Julian, MEXICO Collapse and dive from 15m. Considerable injuries. No vital signs. [140] May 24 2009 Li Yuan-hong of Hong Kong, 48 Chamonix, FRANCE Speed rider dies in the north face of Aiguille du Midi. Other Entries: "He probably made a wrong manoeuvre halfway down and struck the face" said a rescuer. [141] [142] May 23 2009 _____, 67 Senez, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, FRANCE [143] May 21, 2009 _________, 59 Segura de la Sierra, SPAIN died after hitting a pole [144] the paraglider crashed, tumbled down a ravine. [145]
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Old May 13, 2010, 3:18 PM   #20
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I just saw some paragliders last week. Looks like a lot of fun.
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