I have tried parachuting, bungee jumping, hot air ballooning, kite flying…, but nothing has brought me as close to the peace and beauty of the heavens as paragliding. Tandem paragliding with Shenandoah Paragliding was fun and exciting, with just the right mix of thrill with the take off, and awe inspired by the natural world as you soar above it. Peter is an excellent instructor - experienced, calm and above all safe. We had to try on different two days before we could take off, because the winds weren’t right, but it speaks to his professionalism to put my safety first, rather than take off when conditions weren’t exactly right. And, it was worth it. I have a whole new appreciation for clouds (and birds and cornfields) and really, how many times do we literally get to walk in the clouds? I would encourage anyone with a sense of adventure and a curiosity for the skies to try this.
Jenn (Summer 2015)