Bozeman Paraglider Sets New Montana Flight Distance Record: Brett French Radio Show Preview
By angelamontana

Posted: August 15, 2015

Soaring in a paraglider is no easy task if the pilot wants to stay aloft. The paraglider has to be able to read the wind to climb on updrafts and thermals. So it’s no wonder that a flight of 192 miles is a difficult task. Just ask Bozeman paraglider Andy Mcrae. It took him 10 years to top his old distance record and set a new one on Aug. 1. That’s when he flew from the west side of the Bridger Mountains all the way south of Hardin. The trip took over six hours and at its highest point he climbed to about 17,500 feet. To read more about his remarkable feat, check out my story in The Billings Gazette.

(Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor of the Billings Gazette)

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