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May 26, 2011

Spring is time to paraglide

Sorry to have dropped off the map so suddenly after completing the Chile trip.  Now that we're not paddling every day we've had the opportunity to indulge in another of our passions.  For us, springtime in the Pacific Northwest is for paragliding!

The weekend of April 16-17 was the 1st annual Blanchard Bash Fly-In in the Chuckanut Mountains just south of Bellingham.  Paraglider and hang glider pilots from around the northwest converged on our local launch for two days of spectacular flying.  Even the local TV station came out to see what flying is all about.  Watch the clip, you might see someone you know!

If you're still itching for paragliding media, follow the link to an article that I wrote for a local adventure sports magazine.

And finally, want to see what a paraglider is capable of?  Here's a link to a recent 30km flight I had in the Fraser Valley east of Vancouver, BC.  The good pilots that day were flying three times this distance!

It sure is nice to be home!