Man’s never-ending quest for conquering sky has led him to invent gliders, airplanes and aircraft. The air vehicles haven’t only facilitated communication but also fulfilled our innate desire of flying. However, the thought of flying alone, freely has always enticed man and the outcome is paragliding. Out of all the recreational air-sports that are prevalent in practice today, powered paragliding has gained much popularity, the facility to fly safely, use of minimal equipment, lower maintenance cost and portability has earned it its popularity.
Difference of Para motoring & Parasailing
Usually, people get confused with terms such as parasailing, para motoring and paragliding, though each of them provides you the freedom of flying alone, but there are little variations in terms of operating rules.
- Paramotoring is an advanced form of ultralight aviation. In this adventurous sport, the pilots need to carry a motor on their back, which purvey the required thrust to fly deploying the attached canopy. You can launch it in air and ground all alone without any help, the control completely stays in the hand of the para motorist however you can also go for tandem powered paragliding
- Parasailing refers to that recreational activity that we do at the beach, a professional helps the para sailor to attach himself to a boat with the help of a harness; he also needs to attach a parasail, a specially designed form of parachute. As the vehicle moves ahead in high-speed it drags the para sailor and with accelerated speed, it lifts the person high into the air, here the person has least amount of control over the parasail.
- The basic skills that you need to adapt before paragliding are how to launch in the air, turn and land the para glide safely, here the hand brakes help in controlling and accelerating the speed and changing the direction. The pilots sits on a harness swung under a fabric wing containing lots of interconnected baffled cells.
Two different forms of powered paragliding are out there in practice; one of the motorized paragliding devices comes with foot-launch unit. Here the pilot carries a 2-stroke motor and need to run to acquire the required pace and momentum before launching in the air, another one comes with “trike” unit. To choose the one right for you it’s advisable to consult with the experts.
Trailblazing flight-lovers always have an inexorable dream of flying like an avian and powered paragliding has simply put forth the scope to turn their dream into reality. If you also fantasize to fly like a bird, powered paragliding is the right activity to indulge in. Though, people consider it safer in comparison to other daring sports activities but still it’s important to know about the safety measures before one rides a para motor. Motorized paragliding needs minimal training and the control of the carrier stays in the hands of the para motorist. Your safety totally depends upon your sincerity in learning the flying lessons, it’s important to bear in mind the weather conditions prior starting a paragliding lesson.