DavidG4 Posted April 3, 2019 Share Posted April 3, 2019 This.might seem odd so I'll give the background. I've got thousands of hours as pilot, lots in small aeroplanes but the vast.majority, about 9 -10,000 hrs in heavy metal. I've owned small planes and a flexing in my time. I also have a CP slope and winch paragliding which I enjoyed and I still own but dont fly my wing (too popular, too many idiots on the slopes). What I found scared the hell out of my was my imagination. Coming off the winch was great till i sat in my seat, then every time the same thing...as the straps went loose and I settles to say I thought...oh dear...what if i FALL OUT???!!? I know this is irrational, or at least rational but misplaced, fear, but how possible is falling out? My brain says its quite impossible, but after a life time of being under tight straps, the paraglider felt very insecure. Strangely I dont remember this sensation bumbling around Rhossili...so maybe i had the seat rigged badly? Or maybe sloping was occupying my mind more? I wish i could just tell myself to get over it, but it might be something I either work through or have to surrender to. And unless youve been scared of heights like this you have no idea... So...how secure are those flying machines I do very much want to fly? David Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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