Simon (with the dark goggles) is my instructor. I didn't know it at the time, but Simon is a world-class paraglider pilot. He's ranked in the top ten in the world, and #1 in New Zealand. What a privilege to have learned from him!
Enjoying the ride! If you fly mellow, it's like sitting in a swing. If you're out for a thrill, you can do aerobatic maneuvers that pull some major G forces. Whoo Boy-- For a moment there, I thought my eyes would pop out!