After a dull day sitting at home watching the rain fall and trying to be grateful that at least it means that I don’t have to go out and water the allotment, I have decided that what my 35:35 Challenge needs is something of an adrenaline kick.
So, I’ve decided to have a go at flying. Now, I know I’m not Icarus, so I will be using some kind of contraption to get myself (and more importantly, keep myself) airborne.
A glider is a bit like a plane without a motor:Yorkshire Gliding Club.
Whereas a paraglider looks to me like a parachute with a seat at the bottom : Learn to Paraglide | Active Edge.
I’m assuming you know what a hot air balloon looks like.
I will try one of these – once – to see what it’s like. Who knows, it might be the start of something great. Or, it might help me get reacquainted with whatever I had for breakfast that day. There’s only one way to find out!
My question I put to you now, is which one to choose? They all scare the hell out of me, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. And before anyone suggests it, I am not doing a parachute jump. To paraphrase Woody from Toy Story, that’s not flying, it’s falling with style…