by Zack and Ellie
19.07.2009 - 19.07.2009 24 °C
On Sunday we all went paragliding. Below are both Zack and Ellie's journal entries for the experience:
Today we went paragliding and it was awesome!
On the way up to the landing site my sister almost threw up from car sickness which didn't do her good.
The takeoff strip was so steep. You only had to run 3 steps before you're airborn. You are airborn for 10 minutes at the least and 15 minutes for the most. After we took off our pilots stayed around a cliff because good thermals were there. Then my pilot Miki peeled off the cliff to land.
On the way down we did a rollercoaster. A rollercoaster is a trick where the paragloider goes from side to side and you nearly go upside down. After that we turned to be on top of the landing strip. After a couple of seconds and three steps we landed.
On the way down my pilot Miki took photos of me in the air and on the ground he took a photo of all of us.
On Sunday we went paragliding!
We had to drive up the mountain which didn't do me good at all. When we were up there my pilot Dominik got me ready for take off.
When everyone was ready we walked down to the take off strip. First Zack then me.
It was amazing up there. When we were about to land my pilot asked me if I wanted to go fast or slow. I said fast!
Down we went like we were on a rollercoaster spinning around and around. We landed and it was all over.
I loved paragliding!