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"According to the patient's companion, he was an experienced speed-gliding instructor with many hours of flight time."

Sounds kind of like BASE jumping...
 

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Seems like you need to be an expert paraglider to do well in this sport. When the guy was flying off the edge in the vid I was thinking, watch for the rotor... You must know what wind does to survive this sport.

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That sport's got NOFIN on this one:
 

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But I like this segment from the same movie the best. Incredible cinematography, best I've been in ANY ski movie!

 

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hehe ...you said "member"
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filming those skiiers from the helicopter is bada$$
 

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sdsantacruzer said:
Now days there are sure a lot of ways to die with a smile on your face....
If you're going to go, "...better to burn out than fade away!"

:thumbsup:
 

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Pau11y said:
If you're going to go, "...better to burn out than fade away!"
Stupid Is as Stupid Does

I have no desire to burn out or fade away. :D

I found the speed gliding vid at my Hang Gliding forum. We've been passing it around wondering why they call us crazy

I've been hang gliding since '77, MTB and Rock Climbing since '69..

I'm still planning on doing them all for many more years to come.
 

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This is how it started...
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I've been hang gliding since '77, MTB and Rock Climbing since '69..

I'm still planning on doing them all for many more years to come.
As written by Phil Cerasoli;

There's a very old adage I've heard several times
And it's one I don't think's very sound:
"There are old pilots and there are bold pilots,
But there are no old, bold pilots around."

That adage implies we've two choices:
Spend your life staying out of the race,
Or go out on a limb and take chances
While setting your daredevil's pace.

Well, I've spent my whole life taking chances
And, as I write this, I'm seventy-three.
Then, by definition, I'm an old, bold pilot
Still flying 'cross turbulent sea.

So as an old and bold pilot, here's my advice
You can follow or turn a deaf ear:
Every day find a way to take chances;
Every day find a way to face fear.

And beware of leading the vicarious life
Until you are feeble and old,
Only to wish you had been one of those
Pilots the world knew as bold.
 
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