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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Ann, according to the police boss, has been visiting Iten regularly for the past 17 years to train paragliders.
Everyone is excited about our project and cannot really believe that we two young women will set off alone with three horses, two paragliders, two telescopes, and a bunch of other educational materials through remote and perhaps dangerous terrain.
The Deltas form is simple, minimalistic, yet sturdy it has a chassis with wheels and steering, a seat for the driver, two electric motors, two propellers, and it incorporates an off-the-shelf paraglider.
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In Bulgaria, the Rila mountain range's highest peak, Musala, sits just 70km away from the capital city of Sofia, and is a favourite destination for Bulgarian paraglider pilot Veso Ovcharov and friends.
A PARAGLIDER plunged to his death in a fatal "spiral dive" on the moors above Huddersfield.
Steve takes to the skies in a motor-powered paraglider to take his unique photos, which feature in a new exhibit at Clwyd Theatr Cymru's Oriel Gallery.
A 55-year-old Springfield man was seriously injured Sunday morning when the paraglider he was operating lost power after taking off and crashed to the ground in the Santiam Pass area, Oregon State Police said.
Because it's slow, light and self-stabilising, the paraglider proved an ideal way of achieving the perspective he sought: one both aerial and intimate, revealing unexpected aspects of the world's great deserts.
ISLAMABAD -- Belgian paraglider and adventurer Tom De Dorlodot has safely landed after a 20 day paragliding trip in the high mountains of the Karakoram in the Himalayas.
Talking about Paragliding, he said that paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft that consists of a large wing, made by a special fabric (usually non-porous).
Police said the cable car was stopped on Friday after a paraglider crashed into the cables of the system which climbs the Tegelberg mountain, but strong winds had hindered a swift rescue effort.