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A parachute is a device used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag (or in the case of ram-air parachutes, aerodynamic lift). Parachutes are usually made out of light, strong fabric, originally silk, now most commonly nylon.

Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing.

A powered parachute, often abbreviated PPC, and also called a motorised parachute or paraplane, is a type of aircraft that consists of a parachute with a motor and wheels.

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Parachute, device that slows the vertical descent of a body falling through the atmosphere or the velocity of a body moving horizontally.

Paragliding, sport of flying parachutes with design modifications that enhance their gliding capabilities.

Paraplane, a motor-powered flying machine consisting of a parachute attached to a rigid framework.

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