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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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"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.
This year, Project Airtime provided a scholarship to a man who is a paraplegic to learn to paraglide by himself.
Mods Aune, 34, Norwegian paraglider held paraglide jump from 1800 meters slopes of Babaday- Mount but at his last 200 meters of his jump, he suddenly lost his wing balance and fell down on the craggy rocky area and got serious injuries.
You can waterski, wakeboard, windsurf and sail, paraglide or try a jetski or banana boat.
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He said that Africa is "an amazing-value destination" and that experiential travel is booming to such a degree that Mantis has launched Mantis eXtreme for those who want to paraglide off Cape Town's Table Mountain, or go shark diving, whale watching in the Western Cape or diving the sardine run in Eastern Cape.
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Hiding in a dense bush lets you remain hidden from unfriendly eyes (there are pirates all over the island), fire isn't just for show but it burns and kills, trapped animals can kill and devour your enemies (and you, too, if you aren't careful) if you lead them on, you can paraglide off a cliff or swim submerged through a waterbody to move around.
If the mood takes you, enjoy a 40 minute paraglide down from the beautiful mountain peak landing on the beach front lagoon at Olu Deniz.
London, Mar 21 ( ANI ): A great grandmother in the US became the oldest woman in the world to paraglide, after she took the flight to celebrate her 101st birthday.
Based on a minimum two-night stay, this romantic package for two includes accommodation in a beach-front pool villa, a paraglide jump, a sunset cruise with house beverages and canapes, an in-villa barbeque, a sunrise breakfast on the beach, couple's signature spa treatment, and a destination dinner option all for two people.