Rather than just gazing up into the big blue sky and dreaming about what it would be like to fly like a bird or float around silently like a white puffy cloud, why not get right on up there and experience it for yourself. That’s right! Fantasies of soaring, gliding, darting, diving, drifting, circling, spiraling, whirling, and hovering can now be a vivid reality for anyone.
It’s amazing, because human beings mostly only experience the first six feet or so of the atmosphere above the ground. We could jump up of course and perhaps gain an extra foot or two. Or climb a tree and actually reach some dizzying heights while holding on for dear life. And for a real sense of altitude, we might climb a mountain and get some pretty cool views, but our feet would still be fastened to the ground. So envious we’ve been of soaring birds that can somehow break that forceful bond, and that a cloud can stay up in the sky without falling.
Well, with the conception and invention of hang gliding and paragliding, people have finally been freed from their restrictive tie with the giant sphere on which we stand. We can now feel and experience for ourselves, the sensations of non-enclosed near weightlessness and the freedom of multi-dimensional movement, all within the first two to three miles of earth’s last and greatest frontier!
Imagine your reaction when the last of your tippy toes suddenly loses contact with the earth, and you are lifted high into the serenity of the previously exclusive domain of only passing wind streams, ever-changing cloud formations, and winged creatures in full-motion flight. Envision yourself rising over jagged snow-capped peaks, endless forests, cascading rivers, deep mountain canyons, and a stampeding herd of wild elk. And then imagine what it would be like, feeling your entire entity traversing great distances like an escaped helium balloon, while everyone else down below is toiling with the topography of the planet.
So, … why fly?
Because it is an amazingly fun rush!