Paragliding - Have you often wondered what it would be like to soar like the eagles -Wanted to spend hours in the sky … travel distances in the company of birds, touch the clouds … welcome to the world of free flight. Man has been dreaming of flying from time immemorial, feeling that light blue, filled with clouds mystery called the sky, of being as free as a bird, unrestricted in his motions. The touch with the air and the scenery around have always attracted man's mind. Our people have been promoting this sport in Kalimpong and Darjeeling. They have evolved wonderful techniques and methods of training. We have also gathered substantial knowledge and expertise on flying techniques. It is mankind’s passion for great height. Paragliding has evolved into a wonderful adventure sport all over the world. The convenience and simplicity of paragliding is unimaginable and the experience unforgettable. It is now possible for a common man to experience the thrill of flying with this international recognized sport.
Paragliding is the recreational sport lightweight, free - flying with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a hollow fabric wing whose shape is formed by its suspension lines with the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside. One can stay suspended in the atmosphere with the assistance of wind for long. Para glider flights lasts many hours and man cover hundreds of kilometres though flights of 1 to 2 hours and covering some tens of kilometres. By skilful exploitation of sources of lift the pilot may gain height often climbing to a few thousand meters.
Para gliders are unique among soaring aircraft in being easily portable. The complete equipment packs into a rucksack and can be carried easily on the pilot's back in a car. This takes off from a suitable take off spot the selection of a landing place and return travel. Paragliding is related to Hang gliding also. Hang glider and Para glider launches are often found in proximity. Despite the considerable difference in equipment the two activities offer similar excitement pleasures and some pilots are involved in both sports. Tandem paragliders are designed to carry a pilot and one passenger and are larger. They usually fly faster with higher speeds and are more resistant to collapse with a slightly higher sink rate compared to solo paragliders
- International License
- Experience of over 10 years in the area
- Maintains High standard of safety and regulations followed on international level
- Top notch equipment and gliders
- Regular Flight: Start at Deollo (near Science City) and landing at Dr. Graham homes ground. Distance about 1 kilometres Duration of this flight is about 15 minutes
- Cross Country: Start at Deollo (near Science City) and landing at Relli - Distance about 10 kilometres - Duration of this flight is about 30 minutes
Generally tourists coming in have multiple adventures in their packages. Paragliding is part of the packages and might include Mountain Biking, Cycling, Rafting, Birding, Angling, Rock Climbing, etc. There are packages which include one adventure per day for the guest or else the package becomes hectic and instead of enjoying guest might not enjoy the package. Our packages are designed as per the request or options guest opt for. Choice is for guest and all support and logistics are designed by us. Safety and security is given prime importance hence we decide on spot to cancel the flight due to weather conditions. Guests are requested to abide by the same.