chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Birds in October: Jacksonville Beach Wannabe

As seen in Jacksonville Beach, FL (October 2020).

It’s not a bird per se, of course. Maybe, it could be called a bird wannabe.

A pilot is preparing his powered paraglider on the beach and then takes off!

This was the first time I saw how it’s done. Fascinating view for sure!

Powered paragliders fly 15 to 50 mph (24 to 80 km/h) at altitudes up about to 18,000 ft (5,500 m). The current world recordis 24 898 ft (7,589m). It was set by Ramon Morillas Salmeron (Granada, Spain) in 2009.

Tags: americana, birds, florida, photography

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