Paragliders fly up to plateau

2018-09-11 10:15:00 | From:China Tibet Online

Dragging a paraglider behind him that weighs more than 10 kilograms, paraglider Dechen Woedrol ran along the hillside. The parachute gradually opened up, and his feet left the ground. The earth slowly grew farther away, and he was as free as a bird.

Every once in a while on the banks of the holy Yamdrok Yutso Lake in southwest China's Tibet, you can see people like Dechen Woedrol paragliding up in the sky. They are members of Tibet's paragliding team, and on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the "closest place to the sky", they fly even higher, armed with paragliders.

As an event at the Asian Games, paragliding has recently been launched in Tibet. The Tibet Paragliding Team was established in November 2014 and currently has six members, all of whom are Class B pilots recognized by the China Aviation Sports Association. When weather conditions permit, they will go to Yamdrok Yutso Lake or the suburbs of Lhasa on weekends to train, and every winter they travel to inland China for training.

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