Soar over Hawaii in 360 degrees

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25.12.2017

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Try to stay calm as you fly high above Hawaii’s spectacular beaches and volcanic mountains. Pilot Jorge Atramiz takes us on an incredible ride above the tropical island of Oahu. Feel the wind in your face as you glide high above turquoise waters and jagged cliffs. It’s the Hawaii only birds get to see – until now!

For those of us with dreams of flying freely amid the clouds, paragliding is about as close as it gets.

In this “non-powered” sport – i.e., no motors - the pilot sits in a harness under a fabric wing and steers in the open air with two lines called brake lines. The design of the glider uses wind currents to stay airborne for extended periods of time.

It’s a perfect way to explore, say, the skies above Hawaii. Go there with a pro in the season two debut of VRtually There, the USA TODAY Network's weekly VR series.

Jorge Atramiz is a professional paragliding pilot and photographer who has been flying in Hawaii for the past ten years. He credits the islands for allowing him unlimited access to the skies and incredible opportunities to connect with nature.

Jorge loves flying and sees it as a canvas for creativity. He often takes pictures during his flights to share his unique views with people on the ground. The endless space he feels in the air pushes him to live and dream limitlessly.

“To me, free flying is going out of the box” Jorge says.

Join Jorge for a flight by watching the whole video above.

From the USA TODAY NETWORK and YouTube, it’s VRtually There, bringing you three cool VR experiences each week.

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