Striking the Cliff

There’s something to be said for the old preflight, just to make sure the wings will work, and then a run-up to make sure they’re pointed in the right direction — before takeoff.

Although certainly more exciting, doing the takeoff part first, and then the wing and direction part after, has its draw backs.

For folding wings, I think I prefer an inflated paraglider flying controllably overhead before making the leap.