Speed flying is an extreme aerial sport, similar to paragliding. Using a small fabric wing, known as a speed wing, practitioners fly down through the air usually near a steep hill or slope. Using a combination of the techniques of paragliding and parachuting, the pilot is able to launch themselves on foot and then glide down to a graceful landing. The main difference is that paragliding attempts to extend the amount of time a pilot is in the air, while in speed flying, the rush comes from getting to the bottom as quickly as possible. .