Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bhubaneswar gets paramotoring ride facility

BHUBANESWAR: Adventure lovers in the city can now enjoy short flying trips with paramotoring here. The new facility inaugurated at Jatni, in the outskirts of the city, where people can take a joy ride and get an aerial view at a height of 300 feet above the ground. The first-of-its-kind fun ride in the state will help in promoting tourism, said organisers.
"There is excitement in the air. People of Bhubaneswar have not experienced something like paramotoring in their neighbourhood. On the first few days as many as 60 persons have registered so far and we hope tourists will love to have an aerial view of the beautiful scenery and enjoy the sports," said Bibhu Santosh Rout, promoter of the facility.
Paramotoring is an easy and safe form of powered aviation. The paramotor is a small aircraft where two engines are attached along with a paraglider wing and a parachute. The paramotor can fly at a speed of 30 to 50 km per hour and can fly at a height of 200 feet to 18,000 feet height. The speed of the paramotor also depends on the direction and speed of wind.
23/05/17 Minati Singha/The Times Of India