“Paragliding in Île-de-France is a bit crazy”: how high school students got hooked

This time, the weather was kind to Gabrielle, Evangeline and her friends. Aged between 15 and 17, second and first year students from Rosa-Parks high school in Montgeron (Essonne) will be able to fly for two hours on this Wednesday in March. And that doesn’t always happen. Paraglider novices pray for heaven to be with them. “We cannot maintain the sessions if it is raining or if the wind is blowing at more than 15 km / h”, specifies Hugues Mauras, former sports teacher now retired and at the initiative of this project a little mad.


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