Pierre-Marcel Lemoigne developed the first ascending-gliding parachute in 1962. He then founded an Aeronautical Training Center to introduce his parachute as a training tool. The ascendin-gliding parachute allowed parachutists to train more efficiently by towing the parachutist to a satisfactory altitude, then releasing them to practice landings. This technique was cheaper and just as effective as using an airplane.
In 1963 Jacques-André Istel bought a license to manufacture and sell the ascending-gliding parachute, which he named "parasail." ( Al-Khatib, Talal, 2011)