Paragliding is one of the simplest forms of human flight using an inflatable bow shaped wing made of nylon where human body is hung and supported using Kevlar fibers called raisers, which is then controlled manually to maneuver in air. Unlike balloons, it is a heavier than air flying device and generates lift by the motion of air through its surfaces. Pilot is suspended in air virtually, allowing maximum contact with air and he soars up and down at his wish just like a bird. In average, a paraglider can stay about 2-3 hours in air and can even climb more than 15,000 ft height. Weather is a constraint in flying and that makes paragliding almost impossible during turbulent windy days and during rainy season, especially during June to September in India.
Paragliding requires no fuels and radio aids and so, is one of the cheapest methods of air travel, in the sense. Hence one can experience the taste of flying for a much cheaper price than needed for a full-fledged pilot training course. In India, there are a few paragliding clubs which offer practice and teaching courses of paragliding in various places. In this article, we are familiarizing a few of them.
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1. Paragliding Kerala (Vagamon, Munnar)
In Munnar, a hill-station in Kerala state in India, paragliding is offered routinely for the last ten years and is going on. It costs around 18,000 Rupees for 1 week course including food, accommodation and equipment charges.
2. Space Apple, Mumbai
They offers paragliding and other related sports like paramotoring, parasailing, paramotoring tandem flying etc. in Maharashtra. For paragliding, they offers 2 types of courses (P1 and P2) for both beginners and intermediates. Fees of one course is set at 18,000 as of now. They also conduct certification programs for paragliding as a full course. You can even avail a one-day workshop course to get in touch with the basics.
3. Xtacee paragliding club, Jaynagar, Bangalore
www.flynandi.com Contact: +91 080-26652427
Xtacee is a renowned pg flying club in India with good expertise in the field. Though a bit overpriced in paragliding they are very much concerned about the safety of cadets. They offer an one week training in paragliding and a course for tandem flying in which you will be accompanied by an experienced pilot to keep fears out of you. Single flights are priced at 2000 Rs per flight of 20-30 mins approx. However, pilot18.com visitors can avail huge discounts.
4. Fly Birbilling, Dharmsala, Himalayas
Flybirbilling offers 3 different types of courses like P1, P2 and P3 for various skill levels of paragliding. You will get enough proficiency during this course and will become a good flyer at the end of the course. You will be provided with logbooks and certificates at the end of successful completion of each course.
Pilot18 is a good partner of Birbilling and you can get good discounts in any course offered by them, when registered with us.
5. Fly Nirvana, Kamshet, Maharashtra
Fly Nirvana, Pune offers 4 types of courses in paragliding. It includes a 2 days, 3 days, Elementary pilot course and a club pilot course. This is a step by step program to make you proficient in the skill from the beginners level to the most advanced in matter of a few days. They even offer tandem flying for timid cadets and for those who just want to experience the in-air feeling without wishing to know anything about the technical side. With about 17 years of experience in the field, Nirvana is one of the oldest and most experienced flying clubs for paragliding in India, as of now.
6. Temple pilots, Kamshet
www.templepilots.com Contact: +91 9970053359, +91 9920120243
Templepilots.com offers a wide range of flying programs in pg. They offers a 10 day certificate course in pg, accredited by Association of Professional Pilots & Instructors, Switzerland (APPI). Though the certification has nothing to do with paragliding in India, it is yet a worthy addon as far as it is considered as a course. 10 day course costs you about 37,500 Rs for flying only and will costs about 50,000 Rs including food and accommodation. However, Pilot18.com visitors will get good discounts from this flat rate.
Templepilots is a renowned flying academy with tour operating centers in Yelagiri in Tamilnadu, Pokhra in Nepal, Bali in Indonesia, Birbilling in Himalayas and Kamshet Maharashtra.
7. Indus Paragliding, Mumbai
One of the best pg flying clubs in India, Indus offers 2 paragliding certification courses of 4 days each with an Elementary pilot rating and a Club rating costing 18,500 Rs each. Two workshop courses without certification is also there costing 9,500 Rs and 14,000 Rs each. They also offer tandem joyrides for tourists. They also deal with a variety of paragliding equipment from a number of dealers as well.
8. Skyventures inc, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Skyventures is not just a paragliding club. It is an all-in-one institution in the arena. They offer hang gliding training, paramotoring training, aerial photography, aerial flower dropping, aerial advertisements, Sale of paramotor cages, propellers etc. They offer competitive fees for each training programs as well.
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