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paragliding pilotclick to hear

Person who paraglides; an experienced pilot can skillfully use air currents to stay aloft for several hours at a time.
paragliding pilot riser helmet saddle harness brake loop

riser click to hear

Individual fabric straps that connect the harness to a row of suspension lines.

helmet click to hear

Hard-shelled piece of equipment that protects the head against impact and the cold.

saddle click to hear

Seat attached to the harness where the pilot sits to maneuver the paraglider; it often contains a reserve parachute.

harness click to hear

Arrangement of straps that connect the pilot to the risers.

brake loop click to hear

Two cables that control the pilot’s direction.