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Paraglider Balloon Jump


This is an awesome video of a Paraglider jumping from a Hot Air Balloon performed by Stefan Walchli and Heinz Walchli. It  shares the best birds-eye-view of a Hot Air Balloon, from the wing of a paraglider.

A paraglider is typically a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. In this case, a balloon-launched aircraft.  The 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.

The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology. It is in a class of aircraft known as balloon aircraft. On Nov 21, 1783, in Paris, France, the first untethered manned flight was made by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d’Arlandes in a hot air balloon created on Dec 14, 1782 by the Montgolfier brothers.


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