Paragliding takes place in Kalimpong. It starts at 9:00 in the morning and goes upto 4:30 in the evening depending on the wind conditions. Starting from the top of Dello Hills, there are two types of flights –medium flights and high flights of which the landing points are different. The medium flight is 15 to 25 mins and the high flights are 30 to 45 mins joyride.
Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing comprising a large number of interconnected baffled cells. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside.
Despite not using an engine, paragliders flight can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometers, though flights of one to two hours and covering some tens of kilometers are more the norm. By skilful exploitation of sources of lift, the pilot may gain height, often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand meters.
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