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Paragliding: flying above Omis riviera

paragliding_omisParagliders and hang-gliders have also found their place in Omis, where some sort of wind is always blowing. The starting point is a grassy slope at an elevation of 380 meters on the Omi fork of the Dinaric mountains, a ten minute walk from the village of Cecuci. The most frequent and safest landing site is the town beach. Paragliders often stay aloft for two to three hours. Paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport. A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft.

paragliding4The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by its suspension lines and the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing. Paragliding is perhaps often viewed as a higher-risk sport than it actually is. Nonetheless, there is great potential for injury for the reckless or ill-prepared. Paragliding equipment is very well built and, if properly cared for, will almost never fail. As an example, the average paraglider has around 30 lines connected to the risers, yet each one is strong enough to support the full weight of a pilot individually.

Paragliding, Omis Riviera:

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