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An Ardent Flyer    
  Mankind is always dreamed of flying in the blue sky like a bird. When the first paraglider appeared, People’s dream came true. Now days there are tens of thousands paragliding fans all over the world. Today, we are going to introduce you to a paragliding instructor.

  Meng Xiangzhen comes from a city in northern China. He used to be a high school teacher. When he was travelling in Beijing on vacation. A friend of his told him about paragliding. He knew very little about them at that time.

  In 1997, only a few pilots flew in China. So when we went to the flying site, there were only some pilots, waiting for the wind. They were on the top of a hill which was nearly 550 meters high. I was very scared, so high mountain, how can they jump from the high mountain? It’s so scary. But I saw they flying one by one, very beautifully and enjoyably in the air, I was interested. So I asked whether I could try. So they took tender on me. To take tender is two persons flying one paraglider. It was very good feeling. When I was still in the air, I decided I will take part in paragliding.

  Meng Xiangzhen was immediately attracted to paragliding so much that he didn’t return home when the vacation was over, Instead he stayed in Beijing to take part in the sport. Paragliding is full of excitement and challenge .The flyers have to deal with every changing weather, and sometimes unfriendly terrain is also a very exhausting sport.

  The paragliding gives not only the feeling in the air, also after flying I stay with my friends and drink beer and talk about flying in the air, the feeling in the air. We talked it together with each other. That’s a good feeling. I like the team spirit.

  Flyers get a unique view in the sky on the mountains and rivers. The feeling is being so close to nature fascinates Meng Xiangzhen. After a year’s of learning in training .He became national instructor. He passed on to his students his love for paragliding and helps them to experience the infinite charm of the sport.

  We like working with Xiaomeng for his training skills. Robert is very skillful and has a lot of good ideas for special training hints, like the red flags to tell you how to steer when you’re just beginning to learn. One interesting thing about Robert is he’s very careful for the safety. That’s very important for the sport. So he’s very careful for our safety and we very much appreciate that. That’s why we go to him for the training.

  Being outdoors most of time, Meng Xiangzhen has become very tan but he feels happy to be doing what he likes to do best.

  Once I went home in Spring Festival Before I returned to Beijing, my girlfriend asked me if I can’t return to Beijing, But I said to her I can’t, ‘because I like paragliding. Paragliding is my career. If no paragliding, I can’t live happily. Also if I can’t be with you, also I can’t be happy. We quarreled for several days and I returned to Beijing. She phoned me, if I still stick to my opinion, she will pardon me. But I phoned her every evening for nearly a month. Eventually, she decided to come to Beijing to be with me. o now I’m so happy, because I got paragliding and, at the same time, I got my girlfriend.

  Meng Xiangzhen goes paraglide almost everyday. He hopes he can make more people’s dream of flying come true and feel what it’s like to be as free as a bird.

  The feeling of paragliding is like a bird, very satisfying/exciting, very calm, like a bird. So I really like this kind of feeling. So I like teaching paragliding. I like to watch my students take off from the hill and enjoy flying in the air and landing in front of me. So I like paragliding.


执著的滑翔者
  人类一直以来就梦想能拥有像鸟一样的翅膀,在蓝天下自由飞翔。自从飞行伞出现后,人们的这一愿望得以实现。如今,在世界各地,飞行伞爱好者已达数十万。现在,我们就为您介绍一位投身于滑翔事业的滑翔伞教练——孟祥祯。

  孟祥祯来自中国北方的一座城市,曾经是一名中学教师。一次假期,他到北京旅游,一位朋友向他说起了滑翔,当时的孟祥祯对滑翔还一无所知。

  “1997年的时候,国内只有几个人在搞滑翔。当我们到了飞行的地点,只看到几个飞行员在那里,正在等待合适的风势。他们所在的山顶有差不多500米高。这么高的山,他们怎么从上面跳下去呀!太可怕了。但当我看到他们一个接一个地起飞,在空中优美而尽情地翱翔时,我被吸引了。他们保护着我一起飞。那感觉好极了。当我还在空中时,我就决定投身滑翔了。”

  一接触滑翔,孟祥祯就对这项运动难以割舍了,假期结束后,他没有如期踏上归程,而是留在北京开始从事滑翔运动。滑翔是一种充满刺激与挑战的运动,滑翔者要随时应付变化多端的气候和地形,同时还要消耗很多体力。

  “滑翔不仅给我一份在空中的美妙感觉,飞行后我还能与朋友们在一起畅谈飞行的体验。那感觉好极了。我喜欢这种团队精神。”

  滑翔者在空中以一种独特的视角俯瞰山川、河流,那种亲近自然、回归自然的强烈自豪感令孟祥祯陶醉。经过几年的学习和训练后,他已经成为国家级教练,他把自己对滑翔的喜爱传递给他的学生们,并且带领着他们一起体验滑翔的无穷魅力。

  “我们爱和小孟老师一起飞,就是因为小孟训练水平很高,他总有很多训练用的好点子,比如用红旗告诉初学者怎样控制方向。他人好,又有趣,既是我们的朋友,也是我们的老师。小孟很有趣的地方就是他特别特别注意安全。这对这项运动很重要。我们很感激他这点。这就是我们为什么要找他学滑翔的原因。”

  长时间的户外运动,小孟晒得黝黑,不过从事自己喜欢的工作,他总是快乐而满足。

  “有一次春节,临返回北京时,我女朋友问我可不可以不回去了。但我对她说我不能,‘因为我喜欢滑翔,滑翔是我的事业。如果没有滑翔,我就不会过得快乐。而如果我不能和你在一起,我也同样不会快乐。’ 我们争吵了几天,然后我一个人回了北京。我每晚给她打电话有一个月之久。最终,她决定来北京和我在一起。现在我感到很幸福,因为我既得到了滑翔,又拥有了我的女朋友的爱。我现在觉得很快乐。”

  孟祥祯在滑翔的天地里执著地追求,他希望自己能带领更多的人实现飞翔的梦想,迎接新的挑战。

  “滑翔的感觉就像变成了一只鸟,有一种满足感,内心却又很平静。我喜爱教滑翔。我喜欢看我的学生从山顶起飞,尽情的在天空飞翔,然后再降落在我面前。所以我真的喜欢滑翔这项运动。”


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