Thursday, February 19, 2009

powered paragliding - 14th hot air balloon fiesta

"once you're up there, you don't want to go down" that was what one of the paragliders answered when we asked him about the experience.just when majority of the balloons took flight, these paragliders immediately took the scene coming from all directions. they fly over the crowd and goes up again.this is not the ordinary paragliding as they have with them propellers that can bring them up and control their direction. this is called powered paragliding or sometimes also known as paramotoring.most of the paragaliders were foreigners though i noticed one from the Philippines too because of the flag attached to one of the paraglider wing. we had the chance to approach some of the paragliders who dropped close to where we were standing. we met one from Malaysia and this guy who allowed us to take a shot of his propeller.
during the event, there were around five paragliders roaming the airspace of the Clark Aviation area. they did fly drops and even pass over and under some of the balloons.flying one powered paraglider is now on my list of things to do before i die.here's a video i found in youtube taken from the 14th Hot Air Balloon in Clark last weekend. thanks to Sir Simon Paul Herbert for posting this video in youtube.

53 comments:

buninay said...

wow super nice i love love the pictures.. medyo nakakatakot nga lang yung paragliding.. ^o^

Borneo Falcon said...

Wish I can fly one of thos thing

ifoundme said...

inggit ako! gusto ko pumunta dyan at makita man lang yan! pero okay lang... my friends in a photography club went there at pinakita naman nila mga pics na nakuha nila so parang andun na rin ako.

sheng said...

I would love that, when we were in Boracay, paragliding is one of the events i would love to experience, the things is, it is so expensive for an hour's experience, P2,200 in Bora, gah! And to think everything in Bora is expensive.

SandyCarlson said...

These are gorgeous. Your blog always takes me away for a little while. I always need it. Thanks.

Hilda said...

That looks even better than the balloons! This will definitely also be on my bucket list.

Sidney said...

Looks like fun...if you don't rash... ;-)

Luke Wiley said...

That looks so fun and exciting!
great video you included!

Andy Briones said...

This paragliding thingie seems fun. :-)

uncleawang said...

Wow!!!look like fun and beautiful pictures.
Have nice day.

kegler747 said...

I love yung video. Kung nakapunta cguro ako dyan il be sa envious to death! hahaha ;)

witsandnuts said...

Paragliding, that's how you call it pala. Nice photos! Ganda nung alignment. I dream big to venture in these activities but my fear of heights is killing me. But still I do try.

cyndirellaz said...

wow! adventure!! sabi ko nga takot ako sa heights! haha! di nga ako makasakay sa mga roller coaster eh ^^ paragliding looks really cool though! wanna experience that too saka na pag na overcome ko na ang aking phobia ^^

ark said...

Wow, sarap naman nian. Kasama din yan sa "bucket list" ko, hehe..Ganda nung watermark mo bro ah.

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Pietro said...

Nice and perfect post, Dong.
I think it's very true that "once you're up there, you don't want to go down".

Lawstude said...

that was awesome. dati takot ako mag-try ng mga ganyan but if you ask me now if i want to try it, i will definitely give it a go.

MeL said...

Pangarap kong lumipad. And paragliding is the closest to "flying without wings". :)

paoruiz said...

i really wished i was there. >_<

victor said...

i saw someone playing paragliding in my hometown too. Nice shots!!

Reena said...

is there a certification needed to paraglide? i will enrol na. i'm not kidding....

thanks for this post!!!

merce h:) said...

Galing mo dong!
pero,gusto ko sana ikaw ang nakasakay dyan.

luna miranda said...

i'd love to try paragliding...it looks exhilarating. but i heard it's an expensive sport/hobby. kite lang kaya ko.:D

REDLAN said...

ayan lumupad na. ganda!

Vic said...

wow! masaya din to ah!

wala na yata kaming nakitang ganito nung hapon. ahmm.. isa lang yata.. :)

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

di ba mahirap paliparin?..pag nakasakay ako dyan pakiramdam ko para akong si rocket man!


at syempre gaganda ng shot!

-ellesig- said...

hey! :) id love to join you guys to trek Pinatubo but i haven't been trekking/hiking for awhile. baka mabigla ako :( nakakahiya pa :(

these are beautiful! seems more fun than parasailing!

Tita Beng said...

Hi Dong!
My first time to visit your site. Ang ganda ng mga shots mo sa event na ito. We were also there but quite late na. Nagliparan na lahat ang mga hot air balloons nasa labas pa kami at nakapila pa rin.

Anyway, can you please link me here?
I'll link you to both my blogs.

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theCHAOSPILOT said...

gusto ko rin matry yan. pero higit sa lahat, gusto ko ng dslr at makakuha ng ganyang kagandang litrato.

Layrayski said...

That's the first time I saw a motored paragliding. But I don't think I'll add that to my things to do list anytime soon hehe

vanny said...

wow. ang kulit nung sa coke. hahaaha.

hay. sana nakapunta ako. :(
kelan ang 15th?

lizelement said...

ito ba tong ipinalabas sa tv?? hehe.. sana nandoon din ako kahit viewer lang! hehe..

mimi said...

siguro kugn ako un nasa taas.. puro "wow" lang masasabi ko sa ganda ng view at ung feeling na kasabay mo ang hangin.. ^_^

Rio said...

kung hindi lang sana ako takot sa heights...gusto ko din i try yan..=D

Tink *~*~* said...

I'm a back-seat driver with that video - I was yelling, "Look out, you're gonna hit that balloon!" LOL I admit, I would love to go up in one of those, but I'd be terrified of botching the landing.

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jei said...

i would love to try this but i'm really scared of heights. di ko kaya 'to pre!

Heart of Rachel said...

Great shots! I remember how fascinating watching paragliders on air.

kegler747 said...

Hi Dong, you might want to join the Couchsurfing community... Di ko pa na-try makitulog o magpatulog ng ibang couchsurfers pero marami narin ako nameet who toured me around. Nung nasa Jakarta ako meron silang meet up ng mga couchsurfers kaya nakisali ako, masaya kse marami ako nameet.

jericho said...

hmm... i think kuntento na ako just to MEET one paraglider before I die .. hehe

Helena de TrĂ³ia said...

great shots!

dodong flores said...

Whoa! I wonder how heavy is that paraglider motor...

Abou said...

nakakalula guro dun sa taas. baka pumutok at kung san ako dalhin.

olan said...

i wish i can try this. this has been one o f my ultimate dream. to fly a hot air balloon. waaaaahhhhhhhh. nakakainggit naman sila Dom.

Raft3r said...

my mom is on her way to clark as we blog
hehe

happy weekend, dong!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Wow! Dong, Fantastic. But I don't want to try it. Takot ako eh. :)
But the sight alone is wonderful. Thanks for sharing this to us.

Eben said...

gusto ko 'to masubukan! para ma malampasan ko na ang aking fear of heights. hehehe.

nice pictures Dong! pati na rin ang iyong photo signature.

BlogusVox said...

Yung propeller na "black". I think it's made of carbon-fiber. Similar to the bodies of F1 race cars. May kamahalan ang "sports" na yan!

Earvin said...

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!

nyl said...

kahit pa siguro may fear of height ako, gusto ko parin yan ma-try. wish i could..feels good to fly.:)

great dong!

alicesg said...

Wow looked like so fun in the paragliding. I would like to take photos of these colourful balloons too.

Joy said...

How exciting! I'd love to try this one of these days.

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Today's Blah... said...

Ha! I love to see that someday too...must be quite an experience for you.

Miong said...

Wow! its very nice to try on one of then!:)

Anonymous said...

hi,im one of the pilots who flew during the hot air ballon fiesta,and some of the paramotor pilots who where flying are my students. im the one flying with the philippine flag attached to the glider,my name is tony and im a filipino paramotor instructor based in boracay. if you are interested in learning to fly,just email me krasny_oktabr33@yahoo.com its a 7 to 10 days course and you gonna enjoy it. cheers

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