Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:18 pm
Yes, but I would only do that once safely back on terra firma.
More seriously, there have been quite a few deaths in paragliding when people forgot to do up their harness leg straps and fell out of the harness after they launched. Similarly, there have been many deaths when people didn't clip in hang gliding. A tiny distraction at launch can be the last mistake you ever make, which is why you might find some of us don't want to talk to strangers at launch. It isn't that we want to be rude, but our pre take off checks demand total concentration.