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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.
The BHGPA said they will publish a warning to other paragliders in their magazine.
Eyewitness Rob Downing, 48, of Yarm, was one of several other paragliders in the air when the incident happened.
Luckily the telescopes are still here, and the paragliders and horses and mule.
The propellers also generate sufficient draft to fully engage the paragliders parachute at the back.
What makes the situation doubly dangerous are unchecked paragliders and light- weight aircraft operated by a flying club in Sohna that hover over a 10- km aerial range that includes NISE.
A GRANDFATHER fell 100ft to his death after his paraglider collapsed in high winds, an inquest has heard.
No Iranian official, however, said what the paragliders had photographed that constituted an offense.
A PARAGLIDER plunged to his death in a fatal "spiral dive" on the moors above Huddersfield.
Talking to Qatar Tribune, QASC National Team Trainer Hany Shaker said about 40 persons used the paragliders since the first day of Eid Al Fitr festivities.
BURSA (CyHAN)- A group of young paragliders in Bursa province have made a special flight on the occasion of May 19, the AtatE-rk Commemoration and Youth and Sports Day.
From its introduction until now, the sport in Ghana has mostly been patronised by international paragliders.