FAQs / What is para-sailing?

Are Paragliding and Para-Sailing the same?

Paragliding (or Hang Gliding) is very different from para-sailing. Paragliders can fly on the coast, in the mountains, over deserts and pretty much anywhere there is wind lift of thermals.  The can ascend 1000’s of feet and travel 100’s of miles.

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Parasailing

Para-sailing requires a boat.  You get pulled along in a giant parachute a 100-300′ over the water. You have no control of the aircraft and are at the mercy of the boat operator.

Paragliders are steerable through weight shift and control toggle input. You are the pilot in command and don’t require a boat to pull you aloft.

Paragliders
In a paraglider you are the pilot in command.

 

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