Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return. by Leonardo da Vinci
Photo of Sabrina Bastos flight in Pedra Bonita RJ
When I was a little child, I was on a trail to see the landscape from the top of a mountain of a beautiful beach with a shining blue sea and white sand. When I arrived there, I felt like I should learn how to fly. This was the moment when the beautiful dream of flying started.
Hang gliding is the closest thing I’ve found to match that feeling in my dream. It’s the funniest thing I have ever done.
It was a blue sky day in Rio de Janeiro and I was there not only by curiosity, this time I had decided to jump. A hang gliding flight is not something so simple to try not only because the height but also because you have to run to the end of a cliff and simply jump! You have to run fast.
Then, I remember falling for 2 or 3 seconds before the hang gliding stabilized. The wind was not so strong, but I could hear and feel it with every part of my body. The sensation of flying is very beautiful, it is subtle, it gives us a sensation of freedom.
So if you are thinking about taking a hang gliding flight I suggest you to do it with a licensed local company with the right weather conditions. Once you are secure just have fun and feel the wonderful sensation of flying.
By Bia Bastos