From Our Editors
If you want to fly, you have to start on the ground, at least momentarily. That's where Atmosphere Paragliding School comes in. They train students to become expert paragliders over several months. In a series of classes, instructors teach everything from very basic 30-foot launches to complex understandings of flight including thermalling and micro-meteorology. During the first two months, the school provides all of the equipment until students are ready to progress to the intermediate level. And, for those want to kiss the sky before they take the plunge, the school also offers tandem paragliding lessons that allow riders to take in sights such as the cliffs of Palos Verdes, while the instructor does most of the work.