Paragliding Newswire

Paragliding Newswire

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  1. Bay Area: Paraglider dies in ocean crashRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

    Pacifica >> A South San Francisco man paragliding above coastal cliffs died after he plummeted into the ocean and apparently became entangled in his glider. Solomon Lee, 59, was pronounced dead on the beach, where bystanders had pulled him from the surf and cut him free of his gear.

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  2. Pacifica: Paraglider dies in rough surfRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    A South San Francisco man paragliding above cliffs died after he plummeted into the ocean and apparently became entangled in his glider. Solomon Lee, 59, was pronounced dead on the beach, where bystanders had pulled him from the surf and cut him free of his gear.

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  3. Paraglider dies after ocean rescue off PacificaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | SFGate

    ... at 10:37 a.m. to a water rescue at the beach near the 100 block of Esplanade Avenue. A man who had been paragliding was pulled from the ocean to shore by bystanders who began giving him CPR, fire officials said. Fire crews and paramedics took over ...

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  4. Paraglider pilot suffers serious injuries in Wishaw crashRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Newsday

    A 53-year-old man is in a stable condition in hospital after suffering serious injuries when his paraglider crashed in North Lanarkshire. Emergency services were called to the scene at 15:30 on Saturday and the man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

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  5. Paraglider perishes after ocean rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFBay

    ... at 10:37 a.m. to a water rescue at the beach near the 100 block of Esplanade Avenue. A man who had been paragliding was pulled from the ocean to shore by bystanders who began giving him CPR, fire officials said. Fire crews and paramedics took over ...

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  6. A sign on the hiking trail along the Dragon's Back. Photo: AlamyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | South China Morning Post

    ... il running." Paul Zimmerman, a Southern District councillor and founder of Save Our Country Parks, says: "While [paragliding] recently over Dragon's Back [in the southeast of Hong Kong

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  7. Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival to showcase extreme sportsRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 19 | Scotsman.com

    ... You've probably never heard of the sport called 'speed-flying' - a revved up, more dangerous version of paragliding, where you fly as low to the ground as you dare, at high-speed, perhaps pulling off tricks such as 'barrel-rolls - basically a ...

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  8. Steep is the best way to hit the slopes this summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 18 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... be an intense experience. However, wingsuit flying can be hit and miss (watch out for those power lines), while paragliding, despite offering some great views, becomes dull fairly quickly. Navigating the various trails is simple, there's no need for ...

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  9. 6 Incredible Hot Air Balloon Trips for Your HoneymoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 16 | Bride's Magazine

    ... looking for an adrenaline rush should look no further than Queenstown, New Zealand. From bungee jumping and paragliding to jetboating and skydiving, there's an extreme activity around every corner. For something a little less extreme, but ...

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  10. Chinese give a A 25m boost to et pack and flying car makerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 16 | This Is Money

    A pioneering tech firm from Dorset which makes jet packs, flying cars and powered paragliders is getting a A 25million boost from Chinese investors. Gilo Industries, which was founded by inventor Gilo Cardozo, has grown a business building specialist engines for a new generation of flying vehicles.

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  11. 'Human Swan' Trails Endangered Birds on Epic 4,500-Mile MigrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 16 | Live Science

    A paragliding scientist dubbed the "Human Swan" touched down in the west of England after flying 4,500 miles to document the annual winter migrations of an endangered species of swan. Tens of thousands of endangered Bewick's swans leave their breeding grounds in northern Russia every fall, heading south for milder wetlands across the northwest of Europe where they can wait out the winter.

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  12. Kuang-Chi Announces Launch of UK Investment StrategyRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 15 | Customer Interaction Solutions

    Kuang-Chi Group , a Chinese disruptive technology group, announced the launch of its UK investment strategy today, as well as its investment of , launched an international innovation fund in 2016, known as the Kuang-Chi GCI Fund , to invest in companies worldwide. The fund is planned to grow to within the next three years, with a large focus on the UK, and Kuang-Chi expects the size of overall investments in the UK to be even larger in subsequent years.

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  13. Volunteers repair vandalised monument of top of Lake District fellRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 15 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    ... the unveiling ceremony and I have always had a strong connection with it," said Mr Oliver, who runs Air Ventures paragliding school. "I was dismayed when I saw it had been damaged, and it motivated me to organise a repair as soon as possible and ...

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  14. Steep Announced for Nintendo SwitchRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | IGN

    Just like on other consoles, Steep will offer open world snowboarding, skiing, paragliding and more. A free update after launch will add "the majestic slopes of Alaska."

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  15. Australian Jewish community activist killed in gliding accidentRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 12 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Ben Cowen, an entrepreneur and a Jewish community leader in Australia, died in a paragliding accident while on vacation with his family. Cowen, the youngest child of the late Governor-General Zelman Cowen, crashed after being caught in strong winds on Jan. 8. He was 50. Cowen was known as a keen adventurer and founded the Anaconda chain of camping and outdoor megastores.

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  16. Race is on to protect entire 1,600-acre core of Blanchard Mountain from loggingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | Bellingham Herald

    A view of Blanchard Working Forest mid-way up Max's Shortcut Trail, which goes up Blanchard Mountain for access to Oyster Dome at the top, Feb. 2, 2016. Hundreds of forested acres on the mountain could be taken out of protected status and logged unless the Legislature fully pays for conservation of a 1,600-acre core.

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  17. DNA Exclusive: Suicide animal bombers is India's latest security nightmareRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 11 | DNA India

    The input highlighting a change in terror techniques suggests that pets, covered in warm clothing during winter seasons, could easily carry explosive vests underneath to blow up the targets Central intelligence agencies have warned anti-terror units in cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad that terrorist cells may use animals as 'suicide bombers' to execute terror operations during Republic Day celebrations. The input highlighting a change in terror techniques suggests that pets, covered in warm clothing during winter seasons, could easily carry explosive vests underneath to blow up the targets.

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  18. Woman trapped up tree in Vic glider crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 11 | The Mercury

    A glider has crash landed in a gumtree in Victoria and a rescue mission is underway to get the pilot down. Victoria's State Emergency Service says the pilot has been suspended 20 metres off the ground since she crashed at a paragliding centre near Bright in the Alpine region on Thursday morning.

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  19. Life in a resort town: Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, Bay of PlentyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 11 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... for scenic walks ( via trail both up and around the mountain), fitness (via the stairs - straight up!) and even paragliding from the summit. The 3.4km base track walk will take you around 45 minutes and can be walked in either direction. It's not a ...

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  20. Norwegian B738 at Malaga on Mar 12th 2016, near collision with paragliderRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 11 | AVHerald

    ... maneuver by turning right. The CIAIAC reported the paraglider could not be identified complaining two letters to paragliding associations remained unanswered. The paraglider had not been detected by radar. The CIAIAC reported that both flight crew ...

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