Paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport, which is recently getting much popular.Paragliding is like any other adventure sport where you feel the rush of adrenalin and the element of risk is not any more than probably swimming. A pilot attitude and good judgmental skill are of paramount importance to ensure safety. Safety Aspects Paragliding is like any other adventure sport where you feel the rush of adrenalin and the element of risk is not any more than probably swimming. A pilot attitude and good judgmental skill are of paramount importance to ensure safety. The equipment is built so that it will almost never fail. For example, a paraglider happens to have 30 suspension lines, each one strong enough to individually support the full weight of a pilot. Safety precautions include helmets, harnesses with back protection, reserve parachutes, and other pre-flight checks. In addition to this, simple measures like keeping an eye out for the weather to see if it is conducive for a safe flight, absence of any form of turbulence, excessive wind speeds, overcast conditions indicating atmospheric instability always come in handy. Still, a great amount of caution needs to be observed as you are thousands of feet in the air and a minor glitch can result in terrible consequences. Equipments For Paragliding The essential equipment consists of a glider and a harness that attaches the paraglider firmly and safely to the pilot. Additionally you will require a helmet specially made for gliding (light and sturdy), shoes & gloves, a reserve parachute and a variometer (may or maynot contain a GPS) to gauge the ascent or descent of the glider.