Wings on Wheels

Lars Taylor was a cross-country skiing champ looking forward to the Olympics. Then he suffered a mountain biking accident that left him disabled.

After his accident, Lars became fascinated with paragliding, which, unlike hang gliding, allows Lars to pilot his free-flying wing from a sitting position in his wheelchair.

“When you’re disabled, there’s that element of losing control of your own life,” Lars says. “[Paragliding] is one of the few things in the world that, once I’m in the air, it’s a level playing field.”

In this short documentary, extreme sports filmmaker Peter “Peru” Chrzanowski captures amazing scenes of Lars Taylor in flight.