Thursday, 20 April 2017

A Complete Guide of Paragliding and Tandem Paragliding

Paragliding is the most adventurous and recreational sports worldwide. The practice of paragliding refers to flying with a paraglider. In the below section an in-depth review analysis on paragliding and tandem paragliding will take place. 

What is Paragliding? 

As I have already mentioned paragliding is not only a competitive adventure sport but also a recreational practice. While paragliding, the pilot sit in a harness suspended and enjoy & control the aircraft with the fabric made wing above him. Paragliding is a free flying sport where the pilot launches the aircraft with his foot only. One thing I must mention here that a paraglider does not run with an engine. The line of its flying totally depends on the air flow and how skillfully a pilot controls his flight. 

What is Tandem Paragliding? 

Tandem paragliding is a special type of paragliding where the paraglider is specially designed to carry the passenger with a pilot. A tandem paraglider flies generally faster than a regular paraglider. On the other hand the sink rate in solo paragliding is lower than the tandem paragliding. So the bottom line here, tandem paragliding is nothing more than flying a paraglide. But here, the pilot flies the paraglider along with a passenger. So generally, a beginner flyer uses the practice of tandem paragliding for learning the flying. 

Paragliding Instruments: 

In the section below I am not going to talk about paragliding attire,helmet, shoes and other safety measures instruments, as that information are easily available. The section has designed to inform you about the latest paragliding instruments.  

1.       Variometer: This is a device for getting an idea of the climbing and descending rate of an aircraft. A pilot uses variometer to understand the vertical velocity of his aircraft.

2.    GPS: With the wide uses of smartphones who is not aware of global positioning system. An experienced paragliding pilot can fly for hours and can cover hundreds of kilometers. Even an amateur flyer can fly for 30 minutes. GPS helps a pilot to understand his position while flying. It also helps the pilot to determine in which direction he should go.

3.      Radio Communication Device: It is really easy to understand the fact that you are not going to find any cell tower in the middle of the sky. While caring a radio communication device it will allow you talk to the base. On the other hand, you can also talk to the nearby airport tower control system for any kind of help and guides.


So these are the information that you must know about Paragliding and Tandem paragliding before you start flying. Hope the article was helpful and you enjoyed reading it. For any related question regarding this, feel free to leave us a mail.