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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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He is graduated first class coach of parachute sports, he flys paragliding wings of all kinds and sizes in free flights or with paramotor since 1992," Lednik's website says.
The rescued paraglider, identified as Barry Roberts, had got stuck on a rock at a height of about 15,000 feet from the ground level in Baijnath area of Kangra district while paragliding.
I want to invite the youth of Oman to see that if a blind person can paraglide, then so can they because paragliding is a safe sport," he said.
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Chris began providing free paragliding rides about 15 years ago, beginning with friends and their children, some of whom had special needs.
According to the report, the terrorists underwent at least a week of training in Malaysia, using paragliding equipment in preparation for a terror attack in Israel.
The simple fact is that had Diane known that commercial tandem paragliding was illegal in South Africa, she wouldn't have flown and therefore would not have been injured.
The South African Hang Glid ing and Paragliding Association and the South African Civil Avia tion Authority are fighting a High Court ruling which found the organisations at fault for the 44yearold's injuries.
It has helped Jefferies, who owns and operates Utah Paragliding, conduct a thriving business.
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