The other day I visited the fairyland Rublevka. Yes, not just visited, and flew over it. Already at the entrance to this country, you yourself as you feel in Europe: the asphalt is smoother than the skin of the infant, and the pine trees cling to the clouds, and they smell a wonderful smell. It turns out that not everything is so bad in Russia, and people live in the Terems of the Rich, and in the golden carriages they ride. So, if someone seems to be living badly, then we must send him to Rublevka immediately.
But my tale is not about this wonderful country, but about my paragliding. Honestly, it was a little scary, it's not for you balloon flywhere everything is safe and comfortable, there is onlyjust what a cloth in the air holds, and any wrong action can fold paraglider in the air. That is why I flew not alone, but in tandem with Yaroslav, a positive instructor who gave us an interesting lecture on cumulus clouds, air currents, and the structure of the paraglider dome.
As part of his post What to do in MoscowI tried a few things and I can saywhat exactly paragliding is what really deserves the attention of those who are not indifferent to altitude, air and adrenaline. That is, it was possible to start with it and finish it.
The price of a paraglider flight is 2000r, but with a discount of 1000r. And I bought a coupon here - Biglion.ru, only there it does not always happen, and therefore other services need to be monitored, like Groupon.
The content of the article
- 1 Before flight
- 2 My paragliding flight with an instructor
- 3 About birds
- 4 Some technical specifications
- 5 Paragliding video
To fly a paraglider we had towait for the squalls to end. Therefore, first bathed, then listened to the lecture and talked. I advise you to take food and drink at such events and regard it not only as a paragliding flight, but also as a picnic and a good time. In our case, the weather was excellent, but windy.
My paragliding flight with an instructor
At first I put my squiggles on importantthe papers that neither I nor my family claim that I should return from this flight in the same form in which I took off. The standard procedure, and there seemed to be no accidents. And then some girl first flew a paraglider, and looking at her, the fear itself disappeared.
Since there are no mountains in the Moscow region, we were raisedup on the cable. It happens this way - we stand on the ground together with the instructor, a cable is hooked to us, and on the other side of the field they start pulling with a winch - the glider flies up. When a certain height is reached, a check is pulled out and the cable falls down.
And this is where the fun begins! From the height of 400 meters all the surroundings open before us! It captures the spirit of understanding that you are not standing on the ground, but you are floating in the air. And when Yaroslav laid a spiral, so in general the heart sank, and the soul below the heels failed. But in reality it was not scary, but just very, very unusual. Gradually descending, we circled over the field for 10 minutes, and it seemed like half an hour. The landing was very soft, as if it had jumped off a stool.
It turns out birds often takeparagliders for their, I mean for the birds. It is not uncommon for a person to twist a spiral to the left, and the birds fly up and try to guide him on the right path - they say, here we must turn the right one. Likewise, give signals about where the upflows. And when they take for a bird of prey, they can tear the paraglider, starting to protect their nest.
Some technical specifications
- The area of the smallest paraglider is about 22 square meters. m. and load capacity depends on it.
- In a large backpack behind the back of the reserve parachute and damper to fall more gently.
- The length of all lines is about 400 m. All of them are of different colors in order not to be confused for which ones to pull.
- The paraglider's dome is double and connected by partitions.
- The maximum speed of about 60 km per hour.
- The maximum height depends on the region, in Moscow up to 1800 meters, in the mountains up to 5000 meters.
- Flight time can be calculated in days, and the distance is hundreds of kilometers.
- If the headwind speed is higher than the speed of the paraglider, then it will fly back.
As I understand it, the main difficulty lies into understand where the ascending and descending flows, and thereby calculate their trajectory. As they explained to us, you can hang in the air for as long as you like, and this is not interesting, so the competitions are held on a distance, or on reaching certain points.
FullHD video, so it's best to watch at maximum resolution.
P.S. Wrote an article and realized that the enthusiasm had already subsided. It was necessary to write directly from the airfield when there was fire in the eyes and hands shook with excitement. True, it is possible that, in addition to “aaaaa”, one would hardly have managed to write something intelligible.