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Falconer Jonathan Marshall takes to the skies alongside his feathered friends

I'm like a bird! Obsessed falconer takes to the skies alongside his fearsome feathered friends - and has even TAUGHT his golden eagle to fly But he admits to being jealous of his Harris Hawk and Peregrine Falcon who can fly whenever they please He has also taught a nine-year-old Golden Eagle who he rescued - how to take to the skies Mr Marshall: ... (more)

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

BBC News

Man's 'action movie' chopper rescues

A former RAF helicopter crewman who saved two people in dramatic rescues while on holiday, is to be honoured for his "selfless" acts of courage.

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Gloucester Advocate

Powered paragliders hunt for new home

More than 50 powered paragliding enthusiasts will travel to Gloucester for the championships and the cup, which pits Australia's best pilots against those from New Zealand.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Lawmaker blamed in watering down of trail-injury bill

Numerous hikers, bikers, climbers, paragliders and other thrill-seekers have called for a bill that would decrease the state's liability on land it doesn't maintain, such as offshoot hiking trails and popular rock-climbing spots, with the hope that such a measure could lead to better access to public land.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Washington Times

Outdoors groups file complaint after bill changes

Rock climbers, mountain bikers and other outdoors enthusiasts filed an ethics complaint Thursday against a Hawaii House lawmaker over changes her committee made to a trails bill.

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Gizmag

DreamScience electric thrusters could give adrenaline sports a push

Motor power can make already crazy, awesome adrenaline sports even crazier and a awesomer.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Patch.com

It Came From the Sky...

We all have hobbies. Some people knit. Others play softball or make jewelry. For Jeffrey Norkus and Steve Rupsis, their hobby is powered paragliding.

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Mirror.co.uk

The most hair-raising skydiving near-misses as daredevils cheat death ...

Jumping out of a plane is one of the most extreme activities and every now and again some skydivers manage to cheat death in spectacular ways.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Illawarra Mercury

New heights in raising awareness of polio

However, Berry Rotarian Ken Hutt knew if he wanted to raise awareness about Rotary's End Polio Now campaign, he had to go one step further.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

GhanaWeb

Shatta Wale to headline Kwahu Paragliding Festival

Patrons of this year's Kwahu Paragliding Festival will dance to many songs, but Shata Wale's hit song, Dance Hall King has been given the recognition as the theme song for the annual festival.

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Henley Standard

I thought Ia d never walk again, says boy injured in paraglider accident

A TEENAGER has told how he feared being unable to walk again after a paragliding accident.

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Sat Mar 29, 2014

DigitallyOBSESSED.com

PR :: Earthflight: The Complete Series on Blu-ray & DVD Apr 8

David Tennant narrates this exhilarating six-part series that takes viewers over the planet's most incredible landscapes and reveals what it's like to fly like a bird.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

Ghanamma.com

2014 Paragliding Festival Launched In Accra

This year's paragliding festival, which is the 9th in the series, is slated to take place from April 18 to 22, 2014 at Atibea, Kwahu.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

The Mountain Times

It's Banff Time

In 'Poor Man's Heli,' a group of skiers launches across a valley via paragliders to the remote slopes.

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

Burnley Citizen

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The man was with a friend, paragliding off Pendle Hill

Lidgett and Beyond, a group campaigning against plans for 270 houses on land in Colne known as The Rough, will meet chiefs at Nelson Town Hall on April 9 to discuss the document.

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GhanaWeb

Paragliding site not ready for Kwahu Easter celebration

With exactly four weeks away from the much anticipated Kwahu Easter celebrations, a study Flex newspaper conducted in some Kwahu districts has revealed that one of the attraction centres of the Easter celebrations is not ready and there is no sign of its preparation.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

Mashable

Daredevil Soars Over Great Wall of China in Parachuting Stunt

In this action-packed video from Pittsburgh Paragliding , one daredevil straps on a parachute and throws himself off the Great Wall of China.

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Switched

Tottori Sand Dunes Are Japan's Most Unexpected Wonder

Located in the southwest region of HonshA Island, the Tottori Sand Dunes are the largest in Japan.

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Tue Mar 18, 2014

Daily Mail

Paragliding pensioner, 74, left dangling 60m above the ground for...

Best-selling author Kevin Trudeau is jailed for TEN YEARS as judge calls him an 'uncontrollable huckster' for selling fake weight loss tips Paragliding pensioner, 74, left dangling 60m above the ground for three hours after becoming tangled in Swiss cable car wire A paragliding pensioner was left dangling 60m above the ground for three hours when ... (more)

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Mon Mar 17, 2014

TrekEarth

And We Have A Take-off

Actually this guy tried to take-off several times but failed. When I left he was still trying.

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