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Watch: Flying Man Spotted over Long Beach

After going airborne via what looked like a paramotor--kite and motor--the man landed and was stopped by Long Beach lifeguards Sunday afternoon. Have you seen others here?

We first spotted this man Sunday appearing to be flying over Ocean Avenue, and because that is an unlikely safe landing strip, it was an attention grabber. It was between 4:30 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. From our view at Ocean and LaVerne the man was airborne about 10 minutes as he buzzed the stretch of Belmont Shore sand between the Granada and Claremont boat ramps. It wasn't clear from our distance whether he was over the water.

After he landed, and made his way to the beach parking lot LaVerne, two red lifeguard trucks that were faced out toward sea at the water line, turned around and headed his way. The man departed, and we look forward to hearing more about this free flying from Long Beach Lifeguards, who were checking on it Monday.

Have you seen such flying paramotorists?

Here are some links to what we think he was doing: http://www.123rf.com/photo_13927549_paramotor-glider-flyes-in-the-air.html

And here is what's billed as the only "international magazine about free flying," and it's called Paramotor Magazine: http://www.paramotormag.com/

Mr. G October 30, 2012 at 05:01 PM
You have to be kidding! The editor of this article in about as incompetent as one can be posting a misleading headline like this. You might as well just point a video camera at the sky and film nothing. Ridiculous! Absolutely ridiculous!
Timothy Bulone October 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM
I have seen one or more on a number of occasions flying over the River's End part of Seal Beach and towards the peninsula.
Nancy Wride October 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM
It looks like a total blast. I have parasailed in Maui and loved it (When they ask those questions, which super power would you wish for? My answer is hands-down flying, not being invisible, etc. :D
Squigglemom, Trish Tsoi-A-Sue October 30, 2012 at 11:25 PM
One might beg to ask the color of his cape. It would be somewhat disappointing to the Superhero set, but it would still be very cool if it was some sort of new hovershoes that was being tested.
Nancy Wride October 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM
One Jon Cardenas on Facebook says he's seen him over Naples and recently the guy flew by him and waved! I am laughing out loud at this visual. His kite/chute said search and rescue.

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