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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 8th July, 2011)


Powered Paraglider taken flying over Aspull.

Photo: David Barker  (Nikon D3000 70-300mm Sigma lens 1/250s at f/5.6)
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Comment by: Gerald Pilkington Canada on 8th July 2011 at 00:19

Looks like alaska airlines, outside washroom, toilet.

Comment by: John Williams on 8th July 2011 at 09:04

Nice one David we have a guy who gets up with one of these over Winstanley,
by the way the 250s got a good blur on the prop

Comment by: Janice on 8th July 2011 at 12:38

What a nice shot and very well exposed. How come I always miss things like this? Have to keep my eyes open wide!

Comment by: Cyril on 8th July 2011 at 12:38

But how do they get off the ground with these paragliding machines, do they leap off something or do a running jump or something else?

Having never seen anyone taking off on one I don't know, but am curious.

Comment by: jay on 8th July 2011 at 18:18

they do a running jump cyril ....

Comment by: Cyril on 8th July 2011 at 18:33

Oh, thanks for that Jay, always wondered, hope it's a lot easier than trying to launch a kite.

Comment by: mr cooper on 8th July 2011 at 20:25

you been sat with budgies all day to get that photo

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 8th July 2011 at 21:32

Lovely pic...but when did you have that lovely blue sky ??

Comment by: zoe on 8th July 2011 at 22:01

fab pic :)

Comment by: David Barker on 9th July 2011 at 01:04

Thank You for your comments,Jean the photo was taken on the 7th July a clear evening here in Aspull ,Wigan.
The pilot was waving to one of the residents in fact he circled round again.

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