This past weekend’s gathering of hang gliders and paragliders in Lake City Minnesota was action packed! It took place on the ice just off shore of Lake City. The main attraction was the accuracy landing contest with the crowd cheering for every pilot that landed near the target.
Mariyan and I brought our paramotors along and performed an impromptu air show for the people on the ice. Mariyan and Nia later toured the area in their tandem PPG even attempting some ridge soaring along the face of the bluffs overlooking the mighty Mississippi River.
There was also a powered hang glidier on hand called a mosquito which is pretty cool because the propeller is by the pilot’s feet. The pilot can control the direction and force of the push or thrust vectoring which gives them great control. All in all, a great time was had by a variety airborne enthusiasts.
Owner of MadCity Paragliding and Adventure Addict