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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 said that international paragliders had started registering them with the AJK government for participation in the event.
He hoped that the event would also attract youth to paragliding as presently the country had very less number of paragliders in comparison with other countries.
Sani Zahara, 14, and a 9th class student from Nagral village of Gilgit town, became the region's youngest female paraglider when she recently jumped from a mountain of Sultanabad, near Gilgit town and successfully landed after flying over Gilgit town.
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A PARAGLIDER suffered serious injuries after crashing down a steep embankment at a beauty spot.
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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.
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.