Paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport. A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by its suspension lines and the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing.
As with all aircraft, launching and landing are done into wind (though in mountain flying). Landing involves lining up for an approach into wind, and just before touching down, ‘flaring’ the wing to minimise vertical speed. Which consist of gently going from 0% brake at around 2 meters to 100% brake when touching down in the ground.
In light winds, some minor running is common. In moderate to medium headwinds, the landings can be without forward speed. With strong winds even going backwards with respect to the ground, but this would usually mean that the conditions got too strong for that glider.
Additionally, at around 4 meters before touching ground, some momentary braking (50% for around 2s) can be applied, then released thus using forward pendular momentum to gain speed for flaring more effectively and approach the ground with minimal vertical speed.
|photo : Didit Majalolo|
Paragliding take off Area is above tea plantation area, on elevation 1345 meters sea level, it has beautiful view, this take off area we called it Bukit Gantole or Hang gliding Hills in english.
After breakfast at 8:00 a.m starting paragliding and Lunch in Puncak, at 3.00 p.m back to Jakarta by 4X4 wheel drive car