Top 10 Reasons why I love paragliding
#1. As a guy who spends most of his time either sitting behind his computer or sitting on a commercial plane, paragliding offers an experience of complete freedom and pure joy that was lacking in my "gravity bound" life. If you have ever stood on a mountain, gazing out into a cobalt sky and dreamt of flying off into it — paragliding is a way to make that dream a reality.
#2. I get more LIFE out of 1 minute of flight time than I do all the other minutes of the week added together. It’s like being Clark Kent during the week, and Superman on the weekends — only my cape is so big I have to carry it in a backpack (and yes, it’s red).
#3. Gravity is more than force of nature — it is a test of courage and imagination. Paragliding is a beautiful answer.
#4. I have always had reoccurring dreams of flying, and the experience of paragliding is almost identical to the sensation of flight I have in those dreams.
#5. Have you ever been stuck in traffic, and looked with envy at the freedom of the birds in the sky? Paragliding is the way to be the bird.
#6. I have always loved hiking in the gorgeous mountains of Colorado. In fact, the only thing I love MORE is flying off them.
#7. It’s like LIVING the Pink Floyd song "Learning to Fly."
#8. Planes are loud, bumpy, and have a terrible carbon footprint. The paraglider is a more elegant form of flight — utterly peaceful, and totally green.
#9. Paragliding is the least costly form of aviation; you can get all the lessons and gear you need for about the same amount of $$$ you’d spend on a weeklong vacation in Europe
#10. The desire to fly is innate for most people — almost everyone has had a dream of flying. Quit dreaming it and start LIVING it – go paragliding.