paraglider

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paraglider:

see gliderglider,
type of aircraft resembling an airplane but having at most a small auxiliary propulsion plant and usually no means of propulsion at all. The typical modern glider has very slender wings and a streamlined body.
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paraglider

[′par·ə‚glīd·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
A triangular device on a rocket or spacecraft that consists of two flexible sections and resembles a kite; deployed to assist in guiding or landing a spacecraft or in recovering a launching rocket.
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Love was in the air for bride Janine when she paraglided into her wedding wearing her bridal gown.
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Sergeant Marc Leger, who paraglided as a hobby, was described as a soldier of "rare skill, compassion and intellect.
Mike Horn (South Africa), equator circumnavigator: Horn, 34, first gained international recognition from fellow extreme adventurers in 1992, when he paraglided from the summit of Peru's Huascaran glacier -- an altitude of over 22,000 feet -- and he's been looking for new frontiers ever since.
Dean, who has plunged 100ft down a waterfall, windsurfed, paraglided and water-skied, says he would not have accomplished so much without the support of his Glaswegian wife.
Marr and top aerial photographer Jason Hawkes skydived, parachuted, helicoptered and paraglided across the skies.
I'd flown a hang glider, paraglided, leapt from a bungee platform - but this was terrifying.
H paraglided in from the gallery onto the stage to sing Cher's 'Believe, ' while the others sang songs they'd written themselves.
The pilot, who is believed to have paraglided off nearby Mount Caburn, was not injured.
Since the accident Pat has paraglided again, been white-water rafting in Nepal, taken part in a wheelchair basketball competition in Poland, sailed, water-skied, canoed, abseiled and been horse riding.
But he has skydived, microlighted, parachuted and paraglided his way across the skies of the nation for new three-part series Britain From Above.