The Evolution of Modern Paragling Equipment

Many thousands of years, numerous experiments, scientific research and test flights influenced the evolution of modern paragliding gear.

The roots of controlled flight are dated back to cave drawings discovered in Indonesia.

Old testimonies show that the modern principal of paragliding is generally still the same in origin and method.

An imitation of a wing in form of a kite is manually controlled by the pilot with a line attached to the structure.

The equipment of a modern Paraglider basically includes all these basic elements.

In present times the kite is controlled by pulling two strings in order to move the gliding wing in the air.

Above the ground, comfortably secured in a seat, the pilot is in command of flight.


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