Paragliding (P1) Introductory Course at Kamshet
English, Hindi and Marathi
The 3-day intro gives you a basic insight into flying a paraglider. The first morning we do an introductory session where you familiarize yourself with the equipment. You will then be shown several demonstrations for inflating the glider. You will then be suited appropriately to your gear depending on your weight and height.Practice starts from day one with being comfortable with the paraglider and its controls. Expect bunny hops from a gentle slope to learn the take-off and landing techniques.Once you have mastered these hops, it’s time to go for the first solo flight. After successfully completing the course, you will be awarded a certificate, making you a student pilot.
This course is designed to give you a fair idea about paragliding and what it promises. We absolutely feel that you will come away from the first day solo lesson with so much more for these reasons:
First of all, you are the pilot! You will learn to inflate, kite, run, launch fly and land the paraglider wing yourself. The overwhelming response after the first flight is "WOW, I can't believe it was so easy to fly!"
The course covers:
- Site and wind assessment
- Equipment introduction
- Canopy layout
- Pre-flight checks
- Forward inflation
- Control familiarization
- Ground handling
- Canopy deflation
- Take off & landing technique
- Steering and Speed Control
- Solo flights - assisted take off, radio supervised flying & landing
- Post flight procedures
- Canopy - care & maintenance
Where do I reach at the end of the course... What Next ?
You now know what the sport is all about and what it promises to you in the future. You are able to take-off, make turns, fly an intended flight plan for this level and comfortably able to make a good approach and a safe and smooth landing
You now have the necessary knowledge and skills to fly on your own with the supervision and guidance of your Instructor.
Now that you are a pilot and have tasted the skies, be sure you will look for more.
The P1 Certificate makes you eligible to sign up for the next level - the P2 Novice Course which will take you to your CLUB PILOT Rating and your Club Pilot License.
- All instruments
- All safety gear
- 8-20 Minutes of flight
- Site transport and food is not included in the above cost and will have to be at your own expense.
- Personal expenses such as table drinks, rooms services items, laundry, telephone calls, tips, etc.
- Any additional expenses caused by disturbance in trip program due to circumstances like weather conditions, sickness, natural disasters, riots etc.
- Liability for or insurance against injury, loss of life, accidents or loss of goods.
Rating : Student Pilot
Timing - Mon and Fri for the 3 day course.
Training sessions in winter begin at 7 AM and end by 6 PM
The course fee is towards theory, training, equipment use and certification.
Initially called Karmakshetra, meaning the land of your actions, Kamshet is located off the Mumbai-Pune Highway, which was earlier named NH 4. Buddhist cave temples, medieval fortresses and hill stations are dotted along the highway, and are often utilised for paragliding. Kamshet is around 110 km from Mumbai and 45 km from Pune, and the new expressway makes commuting to it quite easy.
Kamshet is generally chosen to conduct paragliding training in Pune because of the moderate elevation of the Sahyadri mountain range. Here novice and student pilots can easily reach the take-off points as they are not at great heights. As the hills do not soar high in the sky, there is a plentiful of spacious landing areas, which are essential for beginners.