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Outdoors blog paragliding archive

MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2016

MONDAY, DEC. 1, 2014

FRIDAY, NOV. 21, 2014

SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014

Paragliders are framed by the Alps, at left, and Lake Geneva during a preview for the media ahead of the fifth international acrobatic paragliding competition which runs from Aug. 23 to Aug. 25 in Villeneuve, western Switzerland, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. (Laurent Gillieron / Keystone)

Criticism of paragliding safety criticized 

FREE FLYING -- I've received a sharp response to my previous post regarding paragliding safety prompted by the death of David Norwood, a highly-regarded flyer who crashed to his death at Chelan Butte on Wednesday. Like all tragedies, the incident is causing some flyers to...

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FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014

David A. Norwood of Wapato died while paragliding of Chelan Butte on July 16, 2014.

Paraglider crashes, dies at Chelan Butte

FLYING -- A 55-year-old Wapato man has died in a paragliding accident in Chelan County. Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett says David A. Norwood, known as an experienced flyer, crashed after taking off from the top of Chelan Butte on Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses reporting seeing...

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TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014

Paraglider Jonathan Woodruff launches from High Drive on May 19, 2014. (Rich Landers)

Catching some air off the South Hill bluff

FLYING -- My bicycle commute up the South Hill and along High Drive is never dull. The bluff trails invite all sorts of people and recreation, such as hikers, dog walkers, mountain bikers, runners, families, people on the verge of making families.... Last night I...

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MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011

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