RIO HANG GLIDING BRAZIL  [GRAND TOUR OF SOUTH AMERICA] 4K
18
November

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /


The very last day of the tour gave me
one opportunity to do a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thrilled
and excited I’m going hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro We travel to the district of Sao
Conrado before making the climb up the mountain to our base where we take off
from. This is the Pedra Bonita ramp located inside the Tijuca Forest
National Park. My pilot was Klaus Koch. Now Klaus has over 26 years dedicated to hang gliding and many, many hours in the air, with over 10,000 tandem flights.
Besides flying hang gliders Klaus is also a professional helicopter pilot
and instructor so you could say I think I’m in pretty good hands for today’s flight! This is certainly a fantastic experience,
so if your adrenaline is pumping and you’re up for the ride of a lifetime you
need to visit these guys. As you’d expect safety is paramount and you’re guided
through the whole process with efficiency and attention to detail. After
watching others leap into the unknown it was finally my turn
we edged forward and then patience was required as we waited for the right wind
conditions to enable us to take off. A moment seemed like eternity as Klaus
kept checking the conditions to ensure our safe departure. No experience is
required to go and fly as the instructor has full control at all times the only
thing you need to know is run as fast as you can down the ramp and then……


7 thoughts on “RIO HANG GLIDING BRAZIL [GRAND TOUR OF SOUTH AMERICA] 4K

  1. No better place on the planet to go Hang Gliding! What an amazing experience! If you enjoyed this video give us a BIG thumbs up and please consider subsribing 🙂

  2. Oh. My. Gosh. That was amazing!! Incredible!! I’m not sure either of us would have the nerve but it looks like a day you’ll never forget!

  3. Well that was amazing! Not saying I would do it but it was great watching! Gosh, it must have been really exhilarating! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

  4. 🤩🤩🤩 Wow!! Amazing… looked like you really enjoyed that ! What awesome views… huge well done 👍

  5. Oh man. Are you kidding me!! This is just an awesome watch and what an amazing experience. You’re brave and I’d probably a swift kick in the butt to actually take off 🤣 looks like they had some GoPro mounts built right on the glider. Great thinking! And what a smooth landing. Awesome stuff 👏👏👏

  6. Look at you soar high up in the sky! Were you at least a little scared? I know I would have been closing my eyes tight! And what brilliant landing! You did it! Proud of you, Jon!!!! 🤗 Missed watching your videos. I'll start watching the entire backlog now! Love how your rolled the credits at the end of the video! 👏👍

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