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    Fly to fly: Paragliding Alaska by Super Cub with Paul Guschlbauer

    Red Bull-sponsored paraglider pilot Paul Guschlbauer set his sights on the ultimate land of adventure: Alaska, where he bought a Super Cub, and opened up a whole new world for the union of bush plane and paraglider.

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