Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders. A paraglider is an airplane in your backpack, It involves the use of a paraglider, where the pilot sits in a harness which is suspended by a large, curved fabric wing.

There is no engine, pilots launch by running and obtaining lift. The curve in the wing enables a skilled pilot to glide over long distances and to climb to high altitudes. Steering is conducted by pulling handles which are located beside each shoulder.