Definition of paraglider in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈparəglʌɪdə


  • 1A wide canopy resembling a parachute that is attached to a person’s body by a harness in order to allow them to glide through the air after jumping from or being hauled to a height.
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    • Similar to parachutes, paragliders do not have frames like hang gliders - only lines and canopy.
    • It's much more difficult to learn to fly a hang glider than a paraglider.
    • The Attack Falcon is a joy to fly, but, of course, you want to stay in the lift, as the glide is not much better than you will find on the highest performance paragliders.
  • 1.1A person flying a paraglider.
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    • Many of the paragliders have international flying licenses and no one would fly with the club without supervision and adequate training.
    • Serious hang gliders and paragliders can expect to train for up to two years before becoming a pilot.
    • Today, the club consists mainly of paragliders, as the available landing zone continues to shrink.



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  • It takes quite a feat of the imagination to believe people have climbed, skied, boarded and paraglided off pretty much every summit you see
  • ‘This is a truly amazing place,’ said one woman, preparing to paraglide from the lower slopes of Mont Blanc last week.
  • Or they can hike up to the 7,300-foot summit of neighboring Mount Lossos and paraglide back down.


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  • Though I was going to save bungee jumping, canyoning and the rest of the wild stuff for when I wasn't playing at being an Edwardian vicar, I had decided that paragliding was a must.
  • In a one-day taster of paragliding with Active Edge, I manage to achieve several exhilarating flights, but not without some thorough grounding first.
  • With the addition of parachutes, the sport of paragliding was born, giving gliders not only safety but also grace.

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