duo take to the skies above Burnham-On-Sea
flying enthusiasts took to the skies above Burnham-On-Sea this
week using these high-tech para-motoring systems on their backs.
Hall (right) and Pete Emery have each spent up to £6,000
on the revolutionary systems, which enable them to take off from
helicopter-like rotor blades get them airbourne and a parachute
is used to control direction and act as a safety aid.
week, the pair took advantage of the calm weather conditions to
fly across Somerset and then land on a quiet part of the town's
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "You're on your own up there with
no people and no traffic - just the occasional bird and the sound
of the wind. It's an incredible feeling."
added: "We fly up to 1,000 feet with speeds of up to 40mph.
small GPS navigation system helps us keep track of where we are
and how fast we're going. This is an essential piece of kit, because
safety is obviously so important."
duo set off from Puriton and took in some incredible views of
Somerset's countryside and coastline, skirting around Highbridge
and then gliding down to the beach at Burnham.
added: "It's scary to begin with, but great fun. You get
a real buzz from it."
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