The opportunity to soar high in the beautiful blue skies like a bird is a breath-taking experience. Hang gliding and paragliding have become increasingly popular at resorts and tourist spots where pilots strap a rider in tandem and launch them off of high, windy hills and mountains. The increase in popularity has resulted in the requisite increase in injuries and deaths. The hazards of hang gliding and paragliding sports are numerous and include devastating traumas such as; spinal cord injuries, upper and lower limb fractures, and head injuries. These accidents happen even with experienced pilots. When a traveler wants to enjoy an exhilarating sport such as tandem paragliding or hang gliding, it’s important to recognize that these are treated as hazardous sports for a reason.
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