Paragliding is like flying - you use thermal up-drafts to stay in the air - this is very different from parachuting where you just fall slowly. Paragliding is as close to being a bird as you can get - I love the idea and have always wanted to do it.
"This is Flathead Lake in northwestern Montana, USA. The water is so transparent that it seems that this is a quite shallow lake. In fact, it is feet deep." It's not Flathead Lake unfortunately! It's Avalanche Lake :)