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PARAGLIDING IN UKRAINE

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Have you ever dreamt of flying? Paragliding can make your wish come true.

Paragliding is a kind of sport and a nice opportunity to fly in a safe way because paraglider is considered to be the safest flying vehicle. Paragliding is relatively new; it appeared in the middle of the previous century as a modernized parachute. Nowadays these two kinds of sport are different. The structure of a paraglider is quite simple; there is no engine, it consists of a soft wing made of special fabric which is airtight. An important part of a paraglider is a harness where a pilot sits. The main advantage of this flying vehicle is that it is easily portable.

Preparing for the flight

Paragliding is an affordable activity; you don't need to have a lot of money. The basic instruction before the first flight takes just 15 minutes. First of all for the flight you need a mountain or a hill. Those who are planning to do paragliding professionally can study at the school of paragliding to make the flight even more unforgettable. The best variant for the beginners is the exploratory flight which is the shortest and simplest. An instructor will help you to fly up and give the instructions during the flight. Try exploratory flight to get new impressions from an active kind of rest. The equipment is easy to transfer you can have it in a bag or in the trunk of a car. All you need is a wing-parachute, ropes, helmet, comfortable shoes (mountain boots for example) and some special gadgets which you need to determine the height, speed and other necessary characteristics.

Where to fly in Ukraine

When you are planning your Ukraine travel you may want to know beforehand where you can do paragliding. There are a lot of places in Ukraine where you can fly; paragliding in Ukraine is a developed kind of sport. You can find such places in Kyiv oblast (Hodosovka) and the Crimea near Koktebel. One of the oldest places where you can paraglide is situated between Feodosiya and Koktebel on the mountain Klementyev. Other popular places for paragliding are in Odessa oblast and Prikarpatye, Ivano-Frankivsk oblast. Paragliding in Ukraine is also developed near the river Dniester where experienced instructors will help you to get ready for the flight and make sure it will be safe. So don't hesitate to try paragliding which can add adrenaline to your Ukraine travel.

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