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Re: Flying with children

Postby Bill Cummings » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:05 am

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Re: Flying with children

Postby Rick Masters » Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:18 pm





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Re: Flying with children

Postby Rick Masters » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:01 am

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Re: Flying with children

Postby Rick Masters » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:23 am

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Re: Flying with children

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:34 am

One of the rarely discussed aspects of flying with children is whether such early experience robs them of the wonder of flight later in their lives.

For children, every little thing in the world is new to them. It would be sad if the effect of regular flying trips were to make flight as routine (and boring) as going to the grocery store.
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Re: Flying with children

Postby Rick Masters » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:39 am

Alternatively, at least you could say they got to fly before they were killed.

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Re: Flying with children

Postby Rick Masters » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:56 pm

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Re: Flying with children

Postby Bill Cummings » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:52 am

Rick Masters wrote:June 7, 2017
A 6-year-old child victim of a paragliding accident
http://www.20minutes.fr/bordeaux/2081615-20170607-dune-pilat-enfant-6-ans-victime-accident-parapente

A 6-year-old boy went on Wednesday morning to the Dune du Pilat for a paragliding jump, accompanied by an adult. Around 11:30 am, while they were in the take-off phase, the aircraft had an accident.

The child, seriously wounded, was taken in charge by the firemen and the Samu as soon as the rescue could reach the area. He was transported by Civil Security helicopter to the Pellegrin Hospital in Bordeaux where he should be treated. According to Sud Ouest, the person of age has escaped unharmed.
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Re: Flying with children

Postby Rick Masters » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:46 am

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Re: Flying with children

Postby Rick Masters » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:33 am

August 19, 2017
Serious injury to an 8-year-old girl after crashing with a paraglider
http://www.elperiodico.com/es/sociedad/20170819/herida-grave-una-menor-tras-accidentarse-con-un-parapente-en-organya-6232741
An 8-year-old girl was seriously injured this Friday afternoon after falling from a height of more than 20 meters while practicing paragliding accompanied by an adult in Organyà.
The girl, a neighbor of Sant Feliu de Llobregat, was riding a two-seater paraglider accompanied by an adult when they fell in the landing zone.
According to firemen of the Generalitat, the minor presented / displayed a cranial traumatism and had lost her memory.
After stabilization, a helicopter from the Medical Emergency System (EMS) evacuated her to the Arnau de Vilanova hospital in Lleida, where she was admitted.
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