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CALSTAR nurse to paraglide from the Roof of Africa this winter

Mark Haase piloted the 42-meter wing into a tight spiral 200 feet above a ridge near Kings Beach on Thursday, quickly losing altitude as he headed toward the tree tops. As the glider picked up speed, Haase expertly pulled the brake and leveled the wing.

"This is nothing. The wing is certified up to six Gs. I've gotten it up to two, but I almost blacked out," Haase said calmly as the paraglider made another pass along the ridge.

It took about five years and hundreds of hours in the air for Haase to become a fully certified professional tandem …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Sep 9, 2012 01:09AM Published Sep 9, 2012 01:08AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.