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Four-year-old boy becomes Vietnam's youngest paraglider

A four-year-old boy has become the youngest paraglider to participate in the paragliding festival 2022 in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai.


Hoang Minh Khoi from Son La Province was accompanied by Dang Van My, director of Vietnam Sport and Tourism Company and the co-organiser of the festival on his first experience on September 20.

Khoi's father, Hoang Tuan Anh said that he decided to let his son try this new experience after seeing the excitement in the child’s eyes.

"My wife and I took our son to the festival and we were all thrilled by the colourful parachutes and the breath-taking beauty of this place," he said. "And I asked Khoi if he wanted to fly and see the beautiful scenery, he said yes."


The guide, Dang Van My, said that the little boy looked nervous at first but then as he became more comfortable and relaxed, he started to laugh and shouted with joy.  


As he landed, Minh Khoi was congratulated by many people.

In addition to Khoi, between 50-100 visitors also have participated in the paragliding flights daily at the festival that opened on September 2.

A highlight event of the festival will see dozens of professional Vietnamese and foreign paragliding pilots gathering to showcase their spectacular and innovative paragliding skills from September 23 to 26.

The festival is organised by the Mu Cang Chai District People’s Committee, in collaboration with Mebayluon Paragliding.

Tourists will have a chance to contemplate the breathtaking landscape in Mu Cang Chai, home of one of the 10 most beautiful terraced rice fields in the world while flying together with a professional pilot.


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