A German champion paraglider said she did not believe she would survive when she was lifted higher than Mount Everest by a thunderstorm that killed a Chinese paraglider in eastern Australia. This happened a couple of weeks ago.
This video isn't from this particular incident but still illustrates the danger of getting caught in a so called Cumulonimbus cloud quite beautifully.
This pilot deliberately lets himself be "sucked up" by the cloud. The strong winds inside of CB-Clouds probably gave him a good shakin'.
Amazing, how much ice there is on him and still, his paraglider continues to fly.
This is a repost and might only interest the pilots amongst you.
This is really nutz... but once again no broken bones for those of you who only come on this site so see things shattering ;)
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