Breathtaking paragliding video shows Autumn speed-flying at its most intense

Paragliding is a terrific sport – not just for the cheap access to aviation and the physical benefits of lugging a glider around the hills, but also because it gives the sense of extreme exposure.

For pilots at the top of their game, there is speed flying.  Under a tiny wing flown in close proximity to the ground, Valentin Delluc and Ugo Gerola speed down narrow gulleys and across beautiful amber treetops.  And when the weather doesn’t suit paragliding, there’s always base jumping or para-motoring to keep you entertained. Enjoy.

Playing with the Ground 2 from Valentin Delluc on Vimeo.

Jon first flew in a glider aged seven, and after that he never wanted to do anything else. He has flown both helicopters and aeroplanes professionally, and in his spare time is a contributor to various aviation publications. He started Get Into Flying as a way to tell people what he's been saying for years. "If I can do it, you can too."

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