Saturday, April 16, 2011

Powered Parachute










Every so often the excitement on the beach in Jacksonville, FL isn't the beautiful bodies, dolphins in the water or a cool beach umbrella, but something flying over the beach.  On this day it was a man riding in a powered parachute that was the main attraction for a few minutes.

Powered parachutes often have a little go kart type frame with wheels, but in this case the person flying high is in a sling contraption that acts as a seat, feet dangling free.  There's a motor and a propeller on the back which keeps the parachute and rider aloft.  I can only imagine the beautiful views this person was witnessing.

Thanks for visiting my corner of the world for this edition of Sundays in my City.  For more city views please visit Unknown Mami, who by the way, is celebrating her two year Blogversary on Sunday, April 17th.  Happy Anniversary!!

Unknown Mami


Have a great day!
Kristin

13 comments:

Amy said...

I'm afraid of heights, but this kind of looks like fun.

Do you go to the beach often? I wonder if I would if I lived that close.

Rebecca said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and the beach......I love your beach photos. Thanks for bringing the beach to me.

Keetha Broyles said...

The last time we were visiting Fisherhubby's dad in Naples we saw some of these. They are just spectacular flying above the waves, aren't they?

Your photos, as always, are gorgeous.

BLOGitse said...

Beach...we have still a couple of months to enjoy beach life in Finland! :)
We have still some snow left...sigh
Happy Sunday!

myrelish said...

Your beach is beautiful and that looks to be the perfect way to appreciate the view.

Life with Kaishon said...

I have always thought that looked like so much fun! If I wasn't a scaredy cat : )

Laurie Matherne said...

That looks like fun! Once I took a ride on a parachute over the water from behind a boat. I will never forget that. The Florida coast has so much to offer!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Powered, that is so cool! I think that would be fun.

Unknown Mami said...

I'm loving the orange against the blue sky. Much prettier than a standard jet pack.

Traci said...

That looks exciting but I would probably be worried I would steer it wrong or crash.

Erin said...

It looks like a ton of fun! Wish I wasn't terrified of heights!

Amy said...

It looks like fun.

Mrs4444 said...

Wonderfully warm pics :) Any day now, spring will be here, and until it arrives, I'll enjoy your photos!