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Super GT Round 4 Malaysia 2009
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Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
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2010-01-16

Powered Paragliding (Paramotoring)



Beside hot air balloon activity during 1st Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2009, there was also a side event, powered paragliding (or paramotoring). I managed to catch some photos of this sport. And it seems to be very nice and exciting.

Powered paragliding, also known as paramotoring, is a form of ultralight aviation where the pilot wears a motor on their back (a paramotor) which provides enough thrust to take off using a paraglider wing. It can be launched in still air, and on level ground, by the pilot alone — no assistance is required. In many countries, including the United States, powered paragliding is minimally regulated and requires no license. The ability to fly both low and slow safely, the 'open' feel, the low equipment and maintenance costs, and the portability are claimed to be this type of flying's greatest merits. Powered paragliders usually fly between 15 and 45 mph (25 and 70 km/h) at altitudes from 'foot-dragging in the grass' up to 18,000 ft (5400 m) although most flying is done under 500 ft (150 m) AGL (above ground level). Because of the low forward speed possible and sensitivity to crosswinds, paramotoring is impractical for most of the year over much of the globe, and is generally a summer sport. (Source: Wikipedia.com)








9 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

My BIL has one, he flies it in Baja and Southern California. Great photos.

Ben said...

ZZkang, Happy New Year to you! Wow, the photos of the paragliding look so cool especially the first one ;)

zzkang said...

SquirrelQueen...
Thats cool...i wish i can try this sport someday... :D

Ben...
thanks!!!...its all lucky shots :D

lechua said...

great captures! did u have to zoom in quite a bit for the shots... i missed the hot air balloon putrajaya fest last year.. hope they'll have one soon again!

laila said...

how lovely! ^^

Emm said...

Gosh, it must be an amazing experience to do something like that! I like the motorised aspect, it looks somehwat safwer than hanging from the thing!!

zzkang said...

laila...thanks you!! :D

emm...yeah...the motorised aspect makes this sport easily available almost everywhere... :D

Tekkaus said...

Looks like fun aye. :D

zzkang said...

Tekkaus...its looks really fun.. :D