Alpine gliding parachute jump World Championship in Warendorf camera: Luppa Dragon flight camera: Rau origin: Fox at the beginning and end of total length
-Color: fly - birds equal to fly, a Urtraum of humanity, imitated the birds, the large, floating on outstretched wings and sailors. The Eagles, the Condor, storks and SCHWALBE take advantage of fall winds, updrafts, currents of air. It was their secret - until the man came behind them and so did them. First - as here - the flight without motor, fired from the ground, with her connected only by gravity and buoyancy.
The Earth, from the camera captures, falling away, rolls with mountain peaks, modified slopes and ravines in the plane there. The world order seems off, there's no bottom and top, not perpendicular and horizontal. The world, mirrored in the hood of the cockpit is just memory.
Freedom here is up and that erdferne silence, which has the plane coming back yet in ear. It is like a rush, an idea, beginning above the peaks eternity.
Return. The road winds himself in the cockpit as to a spindle, as if it were the rope that the plane will bring back to reality, back from the realize dream.
It is only ten years that the big lonely free fall, a few hundred metres managed two Americans for the first time at the exit from a great height to the tearing of the parachute cord above the Earth. Today, there are 6, 10, yes over 30 competitors, who make such formations, as if the air were no less firmly than the Earth on which they jump to with a speed of 180 kilometers per hour.
Common responsive action, team spirit, submission to be learned.
The first, carried out in Germany World Cup in free fall. 23 Nations were involved. The German team came on the 3 space flight through the note of unresisting room is finished. The air that has worn the Springer, escapes the parachutes, which are like large flowers in the sky. -Slow motion. The jumpers not viewing the case of 50 m per second. The formations must be shown in spätestons 20.30 seconds. On a case range from 1000 to 1500 meters. 'Star', 'Snowflake', 'Crystal' call them their characters - in memory of shapes that they know of the fast man earth.
Hang gliding, the cheapest, simplest and most recent type of flight. Starting on foot, as already IKARUS may be running on. Return to the beginnings, as have tried again and again daring to Otto Lilienthal, frame made of four poles hang I sit or lie and control them, 'Hang glider pilots', weightless jumps set at rivers, pits and gorges, slopes now even, floating free in the room of their former fantasies under the Dragon, as boys go left... several height of 100 m, under 19 m2 sail area, without the flight enclosure of the sailing plane, without the saving in case of emergency equipment of the skydiver, alone, left to themselves adventurous, no flying than the Dragon flyer self-imposed on himself, flying back into the dream of own childhood, in the childhood of humanity itself is uranfänglicher. And the order itself is in the interplay of gravity, air currents and shifting of body weight.
Here, flying is still freedom, a freedom that the person on Earth must so often lack.