G Force Paragliding, Skyline Gondola, Bob’s Peak
After Parasailing in Pahia with Flying Kiwi Parasail I’ve been keen to keep my feet on the ground, or at least on the water. It was Mike who signed up to be a high flyer off Bob’s Peak with G Force Paragliding.
Mike was matched with Rene for the tandem flight, and strapped into a harness – part of the harness turns into a chair once you’re in the air. With the paraglider wing open behind them, they took a few steps down hill, the wing inflated, and they had lift off.
Warm air currents lifted them up and they soared above Queenstown for at least 15 minutes (G Force advertise an 8-12 minute flight). Mike highly recommends paragliding – floating and swooping in the air is amazing he reckons, I’ll take his word for it.
He did an unexpected breakfast release manoeuvre near the end though, his tips – release to the side, and consider taking something for motion sickness if you think you might get queasy. (He apologises to Rene for any decorations he may have left on the harness)