Paragliders take us into a world driven not by the laws of man, but by the laws of nature.
They have evolved significantly since their early parachuting days back in 1985. Early gliders had a glide ratio of around 4:1 and an extremely narrow speed range. Today's 'hot ships' have a glide ratio of better than 10:1 and optimum speed may exceed 65kph. This improvement has been brought about by a continual process of experimentation, lateral thinking and inspiration on the part of the designers.


CIVL Paragliding Competitions Subcommittee
Adrian Thomas Chair United Kingdom

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