Paraglider Drops Paper Airplane at 2,000-Feet, Follows And Catches It

November 10, 2017


This is a video of powered paraglider Tucker Gott dropping a pink paper airplane at 2,000-feet, then tracking it and catching it. I was impressed he could even see it half the time, but that's just me and my vision sucks. The only thing my eyes are good for are being bigger than my stomach and pissing my parents off when the bill comes after dinner. "You ordered six cheeseburgers." I thought I could finish them. "And a lobster?" Surf and turf! Please don't leave me to wash dishes again. Regardless, this was hands-down the coolest thing I've ever seen somebody do in a paraglider besides crash into a tree and then crash into another tree.

Keep going for the video, but the successful release and catch starts at 4:00. He then does the same thing with a little balsa wood plane but catches it in his paraglider's lines instead of his hand.

Thanks to Adam A, who agrees he should keep doing the same thing with bigger and bigger planes until he's catching a paper 747.

  • John Lobert

    This guy up-talks like a Val Gal!

  • Ollie Williams
  • TheQiwiMan

    Alright, flying one of those is now on my bucket list.

  • Kent

    Tucker had another viral video a few months ago where he flew to a local McDonalds, bought a couple burgers, and flew back home. I've been subscribed to his YouTube channel since then. He has some interesting videos flying over glaciers and volcanoes in Iceland and he recently won a 5-day, 1200 mile paramotor race from Montana to Nevada. Cool kid, only 22 years old.

  • GeneralDisorder

    "What if we built a drone with a chair on it? We could call it the Drone Throne!" (Bojack Horseman reference for anyone who hasn't seen it)

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    oof, 14 minute video... the timestamp is always appreciated, GW. thanks!

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