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There are two main types of apparatus used by those fond of flying: flying mechanisms that use the aerodynamics of wings in order to fly; and the classic parachute, which simply drops. Paragliding and hang gliding share a structure made of a cloth or synthetic fiber which moves with the winds. The difference stems from the fact the paraglider is not rigid, while the hang glider is.

Hang gliding was born from an unsuccessful model developed by NASA to improve aerospace rescue parachutes, something which caught on amongst those with a penchant for flying.

The first hang glider was brought to Peru in the 1,970s. Paragliding, meanwhile, did not take off in Peru until the early 1,990s. Its origins date back to Savoie in France, where persevering sportsmen modified the classic parachute until they came up with others split up into cells, allowing for a longer flight with more room for maneuver. The concept has since improved, to the stage that today flyers can glide for 10 km for each 1,000 meters they drop.

Once up in the air, sportsmen tackle two kinds of currents: ascending, which are divided up into thermal (columns of warm air generated by the heating up of refractory surfaces) and orographic (which are created when air rebounds off a cliff or similar obstacle); and descending, similar to pockets of air that produce turbulence for jet airplanes. Choose your best option... and head for the vertigo.


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Adventure Sports and Adventure Activities in Peru

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Mountain Biking in Paracas
Trekking in the Cordillera Blanca Mountain Biking in Huaraz
Trekking in the Cordillera Huayhuash Mountain Biking in Pachacamac
Llama Trek Chavin to Olleros Parapente and Handgliding
Trekking in the Colca Valley Saltwater Fishing
The Salkantay Loop Freshwater Fishing
Trekking Beyond the Mountains Climbing the Cordillera Blanca
Rock Climbing in Peru Climbing the Cordillera Huayhuash
Sandboarding in Peru Surfing in Cabo Blanco
Scuba Diving in Peru Surfing in Bayovar Nonura
Rafting along the Peruvian Coast Surfing in Chicama
Rafting in the Peruvian Highlands Surfing in La Herradura
Rafting in the Peruvian Jungle Surfing in Pico Alto
Windsurf in Peru Surfing in Punta Rocas


 

Trekking in Peru
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Hot Air Ballooning in Peru
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