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Updated: 11/06/2013 08:00:03AM

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PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD
A light mist of rain falls as Trey Murdaugh of South Carolina floats seamlessly in the air above Chalet Suzanne at Tuesday's Wings Over Winter Fly-in being held this week in Lake Wales.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD
Trey Murdaugh of South Carolina gives the thumbs up sign as he prepares to take flight at Tuesday's Wings Over Winter Paramotor Fly-in at Chalet Suzanne.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD
Pilots gather as Eric Farewell (center) talks shop about Paragliding as they wait for a break in the weather at the Wings Over Winter Paramotor Fly-in event at Chalet Suzanne on Tuesday.

By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ

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“I used to sit in class and dream of flying like a bird,” says Mike Tiffee, a 36-year-old power paraglider pilot from Charleston, S.C., who flew in this week’s “Wings Over Winter” event being held at Chalet Suzanne.

One-hundred-fifty pilots from all over the world are in Lake Wales for the event, most of them bringing their powered paragliders by car or truck.

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