Paragliding: Sport skydiving modality that consists of launching from a very steep slope with a deployed parachute and making a controlled descent.
WHAT IS A PARAGLIDING?
A paraglider is an aircraft built only of fabric and ropes with which it is possible to take off and land standing up (without wheels). The bell is shaped like a wing, with a profile just like those of airplanes, and, like those of these, it provides lift from a certain speed.
Open, the wing has an area of about 30 square meters. Folded, you can put it together with the accessories (boots, helmet, coat,…) inside a large backpack.
How is it headed?
You carry in your hands two rings that are attached to the back of the wing (trailing edge). Lowering the left hand lowers the left part of the trailing edge. This causes the left part of the wing to slow down and turn to the left. Pulling both rings at the same time slows you down, and raising your hands again accelerates you.
The glider has a special property that it does not share with any other aircraft: when you let go of the controls it immediately goes straight and flies in a straight line. This makes it the easiest aircraft to fly, since it does not require as much sensitivity in the controls as, for example, a hang glider or a small plane.
Paratrike: The new flight experience in Costa Verde – Lima – Peru
The paratrike is a two-seater motorized three-wheeled vehicle with a rear propeller that allows it to gain speed. To give you a general idea, it is a mixture of light aircraft and paragliding, which offers the best sensations and advantages of both disciplines.. ¡Guaranteed intense emotions!
Many paragliders find it difficult to find a large drop to be able to take flight. An attempt was made to solve this inconvenience by equipping the person with a propeller on his back that generated an additional impulse to the paraglider’s legs (this discipline was called paramotoring).
Later, someone came up with the idea of incorporating a cart to avoid carrying so much weight on the back and also avoid physical effort during takeoff and landing. This is how the paratrike was born, which combines the lightness of paragliding with the comfort of a small plane.
As if it were a plane, the paratrike starts from a flat track and the rear propeller allows it to gain momentum to rise. Being a vehicle with small wheels, being seated so close to the ground causes a feeling of high speed before the driver (always sitting behind) uses the glider’s control lines to take flight. Both takeoff and landing are done in optimal safety conditions. The grace of the paratrike is that the motor allows a lot of freedom of movement in direction and height, while the paraglider, in general, must submit to air currents.