Friday, March 17, 2017

Paragliding, solo flight training to boost tourism

Udaipur: In a first, adventure lovers can take lessons in paragliding and solo flights in Rajsamand.
The district administration has granted licence to expert pilot Ajit Pratap Singh who will coach people from next month. A suitable and safe venue too has been identified by the authorities at Morjan hills in Kesuli village where the training sessions will be held. The adventure sports training is expected to give boost to tourism as well as generate employment opportunities for the local youths.
Paragliding is a recreational sport and the closest way for humans to fulfil their dream of free flight. Paragliding in India is performed using a light-weight, foot-launched aircraft that has no rigid structure. The pilot is secured to this structure using a harness and a fabric wing aids the flight of the individual.
"Any healthy person above the age of 12 can learn paragliding. The training schedule would be for 10 days during which the pilot would be taught to master the basic techniques of paragliding such as launching, turning and landing before setting out on a solo flight," Singh said. The equipment, safety belts, helmets have been procured and the paragliding experiments are being conducted here.
17/03/17 Times of India