I remember my first tandem paragliding experience whilst working for a travel company in Turkey. I flew from Babadag mountain down to a beach at Oludeniz and I knew immediately that paragliding would change my life forever. Within six months I had quit my job and had signed up for my my first paragliding course. 12 years on I have been lucky enough to have flown in most of the continents around the world and have met some of the most wonderful and sometimes maddest people on the planet. Paragliding is one of those sports that you can either dip your toes in every now and again or fall 100% into it and I was and am the latter of the two options.
People often ask me to describe the feeling I get whilst flying high in the sky, floating around a mile above the ground, touching the clouds. I try to explain what the feeling is for me and why it is such an obsession but I find it hard to put it into words. I often end up telling them that the best thing to do is try it, come on a tandem flight and see for yourself. How can you put into words the view in the picture below?