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I flew paragliders between 2007 and 2013.

I used to fly a Swing Connect Reverse (a great lightweight reversible harness), a Gradient Montana 24 paraglider, and a lightweight Independence Evo Picolo reserve parachute. I don’t fly paragliders anymore, at least not locally, as the right weather conditions for a good flight in Gatineau happen only a few times a year.

Our local flying site close to Ottawa, ON, Canada is in Gatineau Park.

This picture shows me setting up at our local launch on the Eardley Escarpment in Gatineau Park:

In this next picture, I’m ready to launch. I’ve modified my Montana 24 paraglider to install sheathed upper lines for flying from our granite rock launch – which seems to eat unsheathed lines for lunch!

And here I am: Up in the air!

Here I am setting up for a coastal launch in Cuba:

Up in the air above Cuba: