Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Romance the sky with paramotoring

Bhubaneswar: Adventure lovers in the city can now enjoy short flying trips with paramotoring here.
Through the new facility, inaugurated at Jatni on the outskirts of the city, people can take a joyride and get an aerial view of the city from a height of 300 feet above the ground. The first-of-its-kind fun ride in the state will help promote tourism, said organisers.
"There is excitement in the air. People of Bhubaneswar did not experience something like paramotoring. 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. The speed of the paramotor also depends on the direction and speed of wind.
23/05/17 Minati Singha/Times of India