It sounds like something out of a magical children's book: acrobats and jugglers in the sky. But the Paragliding Circus is something that happened in the real world, thanks to acro paragliding pilot Gill Schneider.
Alas, the circus in the sky isn't an ongoing institution; we imagine it would be quite difficult, anyway, for spectators to enjoy. It was 29-year-old Schneider's long-held dream, though, to combine his love of paragliding with his love of the circus. His father, who runs a circus school, loaned Gill some of his students, jugglers, and tumblers, and they were all joined by Roxane Gilliand, aerial acrobat with the Ecole Nationale des Arts du Cirque de Rosny-sous-Bois. … Read more