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Paraglider assistant gets dragged into the air

Old 22nd Feb 2022, 16:41
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Paraglider assistant gets dragged into the air

Blimey, survived the fall too.

https://nypost.com/video/paragliding...is-bare-hands/
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Old 22nd Feb 2022, 17:36
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The lady passenger didn't let go of the camera to give him a hand.
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Old 23rd Feb 2022, 00:07
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A friend of my wife was killed doing this, to assist a solo P/G launching in windy conditions. He fell about 200'.
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Old 23rd Feb 2022, 03:01
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Originally Posted by nevillestyke View Post
A friend of my wife was killed doing this, to assist a solo P/G launching in windy conditions. He fell about 200'.
People do it with balloons as well, trying to hold onto the basket. Resist the temptation to hold it down.
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Old 23rd Feb 2022, 06:50
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Originally Posted by N707ZS View Post
The lady passenger didn't let go of the camera to give him a hand.
I'm guessing that scenario didn't come up in her pre-flight briefing.
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Old 23rd Feb 2022, 16:32
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Originally Posted by punkalouver View Post
People do it with balloons as well, trying to hold onto the basket. Resist the temptation to hold it down.
There's sickening footage of a US Airship lifting several 'sailors' who didn't let go off the ground and into the air. One of the them was able to tie himself to his rope; the others fell to their death.

This clip on the other hand has a happy ending.

. Someone who wasn't attached to the paraglider when he should have been.
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