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PHUKET: The Phuket Paragliding Club’s first-ever Phuket Fun Fly is underway in Rawai.

Hundreds of paragliders from around the world are taking the big leap from the launch site at Laem Phromthep, then gliding along to their final descent at Nai Harn beach.

Activities include spot landing and gate passing competitions, as well as ‘fancy dress flying’.

Experienced paragliders will be on hand to take fledgling gliders on tandem rides across the sky.

There is also a major photo contest, sponsored by Canon.

At least 150 flights will be taking place between 8am and 6pm over the three-day event.

Organizers hope the event will attract newcomers to this extreme sport and promote tourism in Phuket over the low season.

The Phuket Gazette and PGTV sponsor this event.

 

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