Paragliding has become for me the most unexpected and joyous event. I dreamed about this for a long time. In childhood I often dreamed that I fly. But years passed by, and managed to fly only by helicopter and airplane. And now, when I finally had my own money, I decided to fulfil my dream.
I found a site and called. Polite male voice explained how to obtain the certificate for flying. The courier handed me a nice folder and russian airlines t-shirt as a souvenir. Cheers! I can get in the way!
But then abruptly turned bad weather, the trip to the airfield had to be postponed. I came to my brother and he said:
Its your dream, what are you waiting for?
And I decided. I dressed in my new russian airlines t-shirt and left the house towards to my dream. In the bus I was scared. I could not understand how this can be! I am afraid of my dream....
Then the bus dropped me off on the tarmac. When I saw the colorful paragliders, it made me feel better.
I reached the place and showed my certificate. I subscribed that I am responsible for my health myself.
And I began to wait.
There were a few instructors a girl and two men, I chose the most representative of them. Not all at once could fly. It was treated quite easily. Many were photographed in helmets with the glider, and I in russian airlines t-shirt.
The queue was not strict, who said that he was ready, could flying. I'm tired of waiting and decided that I could not return home and confess that did not dare to fly.
And decided whether that will be all I am ready!
My instructor immediately freed.
On me wearing a helmet and once again told that I should do. We ran through the tall grass, after a few seconds, I didn't even understand what's really going on, we soared immediately at a very high altitude.
I flew in russian airlines t-shirt in front of the instructor. It was fun and totally not scary. The instructor showed how to control the glider with two ropes.
There was a feeling that I'm on an inflatable trampoline from the air. The air up there seemed to be dense and tightly stretched as he paraglider. We flew for a long time, looking at the bottom of the house, the river and the tiny humans and their tiny cars. Land did not want.
I asked the instructor:
- If I have my own paraglider, how much time I could fly on it?
- Many hours in a row!
That would be cool, I thought - I really want it.
In the end we had to descend to the ground, landing took place without incident. I asked the guest book to describe my delight.