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53 min ago | Xinhuanet

Ghana's paragliding festival attracts tourists

A paraglider flies in the sky off from the edge of Kwahu Ridge in the Eastern Region of Ghana, during Ghana's Ninth Paragliding Festival, on April 18, 2014.

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4 hrs ago | Independent.ie

Rescue operation underway after paragliders crash land in Wicklow mountains

A rescue operation is underway on Kippure mountain in the Dublin-Wicklow mountains after two men paragliding crash landed there.

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8 hrs ago | RTE.ie

Two hospitalised after paraglider collision

Garda have confirmed that two paragliders collided with each other this afternoon near the Glencree Heritage Centre in Co Wicklow.

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9 hrs ago | TrekEarth

As The Wind Blows

I took this while standing on top of a cliff overlooking the beach. Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Ghanamma.com

2014 Kwahu Paragliding Festival set to take off

The Ghana Tourism Authority , says all is set for the ninth Kwahu Paragliding Festival scheduled from Friday April 18 to Tuesday April 22 April at Atibie-Kwahu.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Daily Townsman

French travellers head south on epic Rockies traverse

Nelson Defreyman and Thomas Punty stopped by the roadside for a photo near Bull River townsite on Saturday.

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Daily Mail

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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