"Into the Wind takes paragliding to a new level."
A commercial documentary about the growing sport of powered paragliding has
wrappedup filming on locations in Texas, Mexico, Florida, and Colorado. Into
the Wind, the brainchild of Texas independent filmmaker Chris Page, started
filming in December 2004. The film follows two novice pilots -- a man and a
woman -- from their training through first solo flights and beyond, as they
endeavor to master the extreme sport that began in the late 1980s.
Post-production and final edit of the film is anticipated to be complete in
Powered paragliding (also called paramotoring) is a form of ultralight
aviation where the pilot wears a small motor on his or her back and runs into
the air with lift from a paraglider wing. This recreational and competitive
sport has been described as a hybrid of hang gliding and parachuting. The United
States Powered Paragliding Association (USPPA) estimates that paragliding is
safer than flying in small planes or riding motorcycles.
Into the Wind is a documentary that follows two new pilots from
their introduction to the sport through the triumph of flying solo and beyond.
Ken and Camilyn both enter the exciting sport of powered paragliding with
eagerness and some trepidation. The documentary follows them on their journey to
become pilots in this emerging sport. The film also documents several flights at
beautiful, scenic locations in Mexico, Texas, Florida and Colorado. Here you
will see Chris, along with other seasoned and adventurous pilots share the
thrill of flying, free as a bird, through awesome footage from the air and from
After each travel segment, the movie returns to Ken and Camilyn capturing
their frustrations and ultimate triumphs. The film also portrays the antics,
adventures and mishaps that occur along the way. Reality, action / adventure,
travel and surreal cinematography from the air makes "Into the Wind" a movie
that all audiences will enjoy.
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