For chairbound veterans, a chance to soar high

Updated: 2011-10-30 07:44

By A. G. Sulzberger (The New York Times)

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 For chairbound veterans, a chance to soar high

Paragliding instructors took tandem flights with paralyzed veterans in Ketchum, Idaho. Ernie Butler, right, practiced his navigation. Chang W. Lee / The New York Times

 For chairbound veterans, a chance to soar high

Thrill-seeking veterans with disabilities are participating in more challenging sports. All five veterans rolled their wheelchairs during paragliding training. "These guys understand the risk," the program leader said. Photographs by Chang W. Lee / The New York Times

For chairbound veterans, a chance to soar high

For chairbound veterans, a chance to soar high

For chairbound veterans, a chance to soar high

For chairbound veterans, a chance to soar high

For chairbound veterans, a chance to soar high

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(China Daily 10/30/2011 page9)