Hang Gliding and Paragliding Over Rio

By Amy Skalmusky, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Every year nearly 23,000 people strap themselves into a hang glider or paraglider and soar freely over Rio – and some people actually go more than once. The reasons vary, from wanting to take in the stunning view of the city from the sky, to experiencing an extreme sport, to checking the activity off their bucket list, or bonding with a work group.

Whether for exhilaration or therapy, the 15 to 20 minute flight . . .

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