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June 15, 2014 in Outdoors

Paraglider Matt Senior of Seattle landed at a farm near Deary, Idaho, after flying 180 miles from Chelan Butte to set a Washington free flight distance record.

Senior set the record on May 31.

Matt Senior set a Washington state paragliding distance record by catching optimum wind direction and targeting developing cumulus clouds to find thermal lifts.

June 14, 2014
Heather St. Claire photo

Paraglider Matt Senior takes off from Chelan Butte on May 31, 2014, en route to setting a state free-flight distance record of 180 miles.

GPS data graphs paraglider Matt Senior’s distance record flight.