Kōrero: Aerial recreation

Paragliding in the mountains

Paragliding in the mountains

Dale Muller paraglides in Canterbury’s Craigieburn Range, the kind of terrain conducive to paragliding. Unlike hang gliders, which are relatively cumbersome to transport, paragliders are light enough to be carried up mountains. Pilots often fly in the Craigieburn Range in spring when the winds are light. Flights can last up to five hours and paragliders can reach altitudes of nearly 3,000 metres.

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Canterbury Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Aerial recreation - Hang gliding and paragliding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6107/paragliding-in-the-mountains (accessed 30 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006