It Came From the Sky...

Did you see this sight in Woodbury on Thursday, April 3?

Powered paragliding in Woodbury - Credit: Jaimie Cura
Powered paragliding in Woodbury - Credit: Jaimie Cura
We all have hobbies. Some people knit. Others play softball or make jewelry. For Jeffrey Norkus and Steve Rupsis, their hobby is powered paragliding. 

The two friends went to Canada and Florida to train in powered paragliding and get licensed — something they said isn't required but they wanted to have. 

They put a flag down to determine the direction of the wind so they land in the appropriate direction. On their backs is a pack with a motor and gas and it's hefty at 45 pounds.

"Hey," I said. "You don't have to go to the gym since you're carrying that thing around!" 

"Why would we?" Steve said. "We can't fly there."

Interested in power paragliding too? Check out the U.S. Powered Paragliding Association website.


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