Miami Beach is now open as a new paragliding site. First (non-powered) paragliding flight over Miami Beach. Conditions were light, and it took us a long time to figure out how to do a successful hand-tow that would enable the pilot to grab the lift band and stay up. Three helicopters passed by, but they were far enough not to pose any concerns. Tow release: 0:35. Hooking up speed bar that came off on launch: 1:06. Helicopters: 1:37, 1:53, 2:47.