Paragliding with a view

in APPICS29 days ago

Here is a curious story about my first paragliding experience...

At the beginning of this summer, my friends and I moved to a bungalow in Gran Alacant, Spain. The owner of the place was an amazing Belgium gentleman called Nick. Why was he that amazing? Just keep reading.

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Once, we were sitting on the terrace of our house under the sunshade, and all of a sudden, it fell straight on our heads. Nobody was injured, but we desperately needed that shade because of unbearable heat and roasting sunrays.

So I told Nick about the accident. He was really sorry about it, and the next day sent us a repair team to fix the damage. Apparently, he considered it was not a good enough "sorry" and, as he worked as a paragliding instructor, Nick offered us free flights for each.

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I have never flown before, but always wanted to, so I agreed right away. That was an experience I would never forget. The view was breathtaking, and the feeling of gliding in the air - unbelievable! Nick even showed me how to control the flight and did some tricks at the end. That made me feel quite dizzy actually, but that was fine when we landed.

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What about you guys? Do you have any flying experience?

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