Virar is the closest and the best place near Mumbai for paragliding training. Being a coastal area the winds at Virar are laminar, predictable and ideal for aviation sports. Early morning and evening winds are suitable for beginners and mid and early afternoon conditions are perfect for advance flyers. Sidney hill, Black Beauty, Twin Rock hill, Tungareshwar, Kaner hills are a few location for hill flying. Virar is the only place near Mumbai with so many choices all in a radius of about 6 kms. Virar has hundreds of acres of open land where winch based training is conducted.
Why should you go?
Learn to independently take off from the hill and land with the paraglider in the basic course. The entire activity is supervised with an instructor and radio instructions when in the sky. A step by step approach that ensures full safety is emphasized and you are in your comfort zone.
Teaching groups consist of two to four students for personal attention so right technique can be learnt at the start. Team is composed of two trainee instructors, two assistant instructors and a senior instructor. Students get independent equipment and individualized training.
Get one day paragliding orientation from experts who follow British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA) compliances. This fascinating course is valid for all individuals above 14 years who wish to feel on top of the world.
Where is it?
Virar west, Mumbai
When is it?
One day Paragliding - Orientation Course (From 08:30am to 06:30pm)
Duration: 1 Day
Who is it for?
Age Group: Between 14 years to 30 years, Weight: Between 45 kgs to 80 kgs.What is included?
One day training from a Professional instructor with 2 solo flights and pick-up from Virar railway station.
We can arrange for a Club house accommodation with modern amenities at an extra cost. It is advisable to stay at the camp as it is cost effective and saves energy. It also provides the opportunity to view training videos. You have more time to interact with the instructors and for a longer period of time.
Who is the experience provider?
Samson D'silva the chief instructor of Space Apple has over fifteen years of experience and has been indulging into various aviation sports such as paragliding, paramotoring, power kiting, parasailing and aeromodelling.
Space Apple offers basic, intermediate and advance courses in paragliding. The club offers hill flying as well as winch based flights. The most important skill to master in paragliding is ground handling. Every student who continues paragliding after the basic course is given special training in ground handling which drastically reduces the risks at takeoffs and landings.
Terms and conditions:
1. Booking needs to be made and confirmed at least 5 days in advance.
2. Cancellation policy is as follows;
No refund on cancellation.
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