Are you the kind of person who enjoys the thrill of adrenaline pumping through your body? Are you constantly on the lookout for some new excitement or adventure?
Let's face it; your working life can be really boring at times, especially if you have one of those desk jobs that require sitting for long periods of time. Sometimes you can almost feel those muscles atrophying.
To compensate, you just have to get out and do something active at the weekends. Learning a new sport or hobby is a great way to let off steam and get some exercise at the same time.
If that new sport contains just a tiny element of danger, it seems even more attractive.
Or maybe you just love nature and want to get out into the wilds to enjoy the peace and quiet. Finding a sport that will let you both get some much-needed exercise and enjoy nature all at the same time is not difficult.
Just think: paragliding!
Paragliding is not a difficult sport to learn. It does not take hours of practice like learning to play tennis well does. You can learn to paraglide in a weekend or two.
This book will explain all about it.
What exactly is paragliding?
Paragliding is flying!
But it is flying with a special wing to help you sail through the sky.
It uses a specially made wing that is attached to the paraglider via a harness. The paraglider runs downhill to inflate the wing which then gently lifts you off the ground.
Naturally you have to learn how to do this properly - and how to land safely. But such lessons are easily available and of a reasonable price.
Just imagine floating through the silent atmosphere just like an eagle. You will be at one with nature in a way that few other sports allow.
This is old material 2010 and very basic, repetive and US focused. I expected more.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
A god listen. Well written and encompasses not only Paragliding but also segways into comparisons of Hangliding and Powered Paragliding. It is US centric and easy to listen to with clear chapter headings and subheadings.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
Most interesting parts are the various options discussed by enthusiasts. So many choices and the freedom to learn easily an airsport and then from there many options available from there.
What aspect of Sangita Chauhan’s performance would you have changed?
Improved recording equipment or space. It sounds like she is sitting in a shower cubicle or a pantry. The quality of the audio is very poor. I was nearly not going to listen to it at first but then I thought it's only for an hour. Eventually I became used to the echo of the confined space she was recording in.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
This is not a story book. It is a factual 'reference' text. As I am a nerd if it was a movie I would probably go and watch it.
Any additional comments?
Worth a listen. For the time it is very comprehensive. Well read and easy to listen to once you get past the 'echo' sound quality. The emphasis on safety and training is well done. The author clearly has an indepth understanding and shares a wide and deep understanding of the many aspects of Airsports.