parascending


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parascending

(ˈpærəˌsɛndɪŋ)
n
(Extreme Sports) a sport in which a participant wears a parachute and becomes airborne by being towed by a vehicle into the wind and then descends by parachute
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parascending

nParagliding nt (bei dem der Start mit Hilfe eines Schnellboots erfolgt)
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Restrictions are tight as banned flying objects include small balloons, kites and anyone parachuting or parascending.
Whether buyers are into fly fishing, photography, rock climbing, drone racing, snowboarding, parascending, kite boarding, base jumping, volcano boarding or simply sitting and taking in the view, anything is possible thanks to the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective, says the company.
Below, parascending champions in 1979, and bottom left, a group of Green Howards in Richmond in 1959
Another useful question to ask is 'how will you develop me if I'm successful in getting this job?'" Ask, 'how could I contribute to your organisation?' Sergeant James Taylor at the RAF said: "Our company offers challenging roles in the UK and overseas and we encourage (and pay) you to play sports and be adventurous (from skiing to parascending and climbing), so it's really important to be enthusiastic and let your ambition show.
Hannah said: "My favourite was parascending. It was just really fun going up in the air, dragged by a Land Rover."
For her birthday last summer, for example, Jason booked a parascending session for his wife on the shores of Lake Garda in Italy, an activity that many able-bodied people would shy away from.
There's parascending, deep sea fishing, jet skiing - or take a trip on a glass-bottomed boat for a more leisurely way to interact with the ocean.
There are plenty of watersports too - from jetskis and wind surfers to parascending.
I've done bungee jumps and parascending and I like speed."
I don't think he'll be encouraging anyone to drink the moisture from elephant dung, or sleep inside a deer's carcass - but you can now get badges in circus skills, dragon boating, parascending and snow sports - how cool is that?
Whether the traditional term still applies now that we can go snorkelling in Dubai in February and parascending off Machu Picchu in November--no, me neither--may be doubtful.