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Paragliders Take Flight in First Ever Applegate Open

Competition and community have long inspired southern Oregon paragliders to take flight.

Posted: Wed Jun 20 20:38:42 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Jun 20 20:38:43 PDT 2018

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"there's no other sport that you can be flying like a bird." kari castle says, "you run and then all of a sudden you can't run anymore and now you're flying." ryan grizzell says, "as close to pure flight as you can possibly get." kari says, "and if you take that moment to look around and to realize what you're doing, it is truly amazing." communal and competitive the sport of paragliding might just be southern oregon's hidden gem at this weekend's applegate open, the best flyers from all around the world flocked to woodrat mountain for a weeklong race. there was kirstie satchwell, who made the 15-hour drive from vancouver, bc. kirstie says, "once i found me so i could continue to learn was a huge opportunity." there was nour lababidi, who's from hawaii. nour says, "all of us as a community, pilots, have a strong bond." it's a bond that comes with achieving exemplify it with a commitment to safety. ryan says, "it starts with assessing the weather and deciding, are the types of conditions we're having appropriate for the skill level." kari says, "we're always paying attention to the developing clouds around us because that tells us what are always keeping an eye out to try and keep you in a safe position." seven days of safely launching the main attraction of competitively racing and a community of supporters to cheer on the landing. maybe it's given you the urge to take flight jake says, "if you want to take it up for the first time, it's pretty popular to launch with a tandem instructor." from above the applegate valley, jake garcia, newswatch 12 sports. [g7]bsb oregon state in progress-w gpx well i made it back to the studio just to give everyone a quick in progress update
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