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Paragliding

This afternoon outing to Beyne, 30 miles West of Paris. I was surprised to encounter these paragliders in a relatively flat area...


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Vallée de Chevreuse
Vallée de Chevreuse
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Parachutes on the horizon...
Parachutes on the horizon...
Beautiful weather and favorable wind
Beautiful weather and favorable wind
Deploying the chute
Deploying the chute
Checking the controls...
Checking the controls...
Ready to go...
Ready to go...
Running downslope...
Running downslope...
Pull on the controls...
Pull on the controls...
... take-off..
... take-off..
...and soaring...
...and soaring...
...sharing the sky with the birds
...sharing the sky with the birds
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Coming down...
Coming down...
...for a landing...
...for a landing...
...back to earth...
...back to earth...
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...and the show goes on...
...and the show goes on...
At nearby Beyne airfield...
At nearby Beyne airfield...
Getting up to speed with a glider in tow...
Getting up to speed with a glider in tow...
Take-off
Take-off
Late landing
Late landing
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