PARAGLIDING, Fly Like a Bird on South BeachCategory : Sport & Adventure
If you ever dreamed of being a bird, then fly with paragliding is one way to make it happen. Only by harnessing the power of the wind will feel the sensation of floating high in the sky vast and the wind rustling in the silence. Just imagine, when just set foot on earth but a few moments later was looking at earth from the other side at an altitude in space. This is a challenging experience that not everyone can do it, feel how fun and pleasure of flying with paragliding.
Paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport. A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing.
Paragliding equipment is very lightweight, the weight of all equipment (parachute, harness, backup parachute, helmet) around 10-15 kg. Paragliding equipment is also very practical because it can be incorporated into a backpack that can be picked up at the back.
Parangendog hill and coastal sand dunes Parangkusumo is the most ideal training location in Yogyakarta. Although not many people knew of the existence of this hill, but the prangendog hill was enough famous among the connoisseurs of paragliding. This place is considered to have the perfect criteria for Paragliding. Cliff with contours that fit the slope of the land to start early to spread the parachute before flying, as well as a broad sandy beach for a landing. The scenery of Parangendog, Parangtritis and Parangkusumo beach becoming a favorite among lovers of paragliding in Indonesia.
From the situation, the hill parangendog become an ideal alternative to flying location. Supported also by the existence of a high cliff with about 150 m extending towards the southeast coast, making the pilot is able to obtain a height of up to 600 m above sea level. This is ideal for pilots who want to explore the parachute to understand the character of the use of parachutes. Landing location was very convenient. 60 m wide stretch of sand extending up to tens of kilometers to the west. It's just to be careful when landing due to holiday on the day, visitors who thronged the beach area could reach thousands of them.
Text & Photo : Andi Kurniawan
Parangkusumo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
It needsl 45 minutes to get there from the centre of Yogyakarta.