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you can learn to Fly There are some good schools teaching paragliding in India mostly around Bir/ Manali in the north, Mumba, Kamshet & Pune in the west, there are also a few qualified instructors in & around goa. Banglore has fixed training batches from time to time. If your group is 4 persons and above it might be possible to learn closer to your location. check with the school nearest you.

Good Paragliding schools in India offer the following courses:

P1 Level Paragliding Course (Beginners) This is normally a basic paragliding course, where you learn some safety, theory and ground handling. Usually, a three to four days basic course. It costs around Rs. 8000 ($175.00) to Rs. 12,000 ($260.00), depending on the school and duration of the course. In this course, you fly under the direct supervision of your instructors (on radio).

P2 Level Paragliding Course (Novice) After you finish your P1 paragliding course, you can start your P2 level course. In this course, you are taught a little more advanced takeoff and flying techniques like reverse launch and you build more flying time in this course. This is the course where you start learning ridge soaring. You also learn some practice maneuvers and altitude judgments. This is a 4 to 5 day course, which also costs approximately Rs. 8000 ($175.00) to Rs. 12,000 ($260.00), depending on the school and duration for the course

P3 Level Paragliding Course (Intermediate) (Not all paragliding schools offer this) After completing your P2 level paragliding course, you build your air-time and number of flights. Upon completion of 25 or more logged flights, you are ready to take your P3 level paragliding course. This paragliding course teaches you more advanced techniques of flying like thermal soaring, cross country, and other such more advanced maneuvers. This is again a 3 to 4 day course and costs approximately Rs. 8000 ($175.00) to Rs. 12,000 ($260.00), depending on the school and duration of the course.

Must get hold of...
If youre thinking of learning, get hold of The Art of Paragliding by Dennis Pagen (ISBN-10: 0936310146).
This book is the standard paragliding manual around the world.Its THE book on paragliding for beginners to intermediate pilots. This book covers it all. Clearly illustrated, easy to read. He covers all the nuts and bolts of the various topics that make up paragliding, from how to hook your risers to your harness to how to ridge soar. I have read most of the books out there on paragliding, and this one covers more than all the others combined. If you are a serious paraglider pilot who wants a good manual for refreshing, or prospective pilot who wants to learn all you can before you begin lessons, this is THE book to buy.
Touching Cloudbase by Ian Currer. ISBN 13: 9780952886211. A very good book for free fligh. This book is a great reference for anyone starting out in paragliding, listing all techniques, air law and weather conditions. While not very creative or inspiring, it is a book that you keep going back to. This book is also used as a course text book by paragliding schools in many countries.


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NORTH INDIA | WESTERN INDIA | South India

Before you decide on a school we suggest you take the time to vist the paragliding forums here , mail or speak to the instructors and ex-students.

We have listed ALL known instructors. We strongly reccomend you independently research the school before you choose to join.

Bir: Billing
The local site is rated among best ten in world and is excellent site for intermediate level and cross country coaching. A basic site is about 13 Km from Bir, so all level of instruction is available along with very competent instructors.  
Bruce Mills paranirvana@rediffmail.com  

PG-Gurukul (Gurpreet) . can issue International certifications via a european association (BHPA instructor certification) Gurpreet has worked in UK as paragliding instructor with Airways Flight Park, in Derbyshire, North West England.
cell 9417011586 Email: gurpreet.paraguru@gmail.com www.pgindia.net/gurukul FAI certification (IPPI, international pilot proficiency instrument) is possible at PG-Gurukul now

 

Jyoti: 9418112392

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We have listed ALL known instructors. We strongly reccomend you independently research the school before you choose to join.
Manali:
Bhola Thakur Ph.01902-56317 / 52365 bholathakur@hotmail.com  
Vinay sharma Ph:01902-57174,57061 skyvinay@hotmail.com  
Roshan lal thakur Ph:98160 16154 Basic Paragliding Course (5 Days): Rs. 5000/-. Intermediate Paragliding Course (5 Days): Rs. 7000/-. Advanced Paragliding Course (7 Days): Rs. 10,000/-. Tandem Joy Rides: Rs. 400 - 3000/-.  
Snowland holidays Ph: 01902-52248, 54168 snowland@vsnl.com  
Himalayan Institute of Adventure Sports, Village Barua, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175103. tel: 01901-3050.A seven day course costs Rs 7,000.  
Kharapathar
Wg cdr Anuj tiwari runs training courses in this tribal area (Saaroru / H.P) though he lives in Noida Ph: 011-8-4535370 email : anujt@vsnl.com TOP
Uttranchal: Pouri Gharwal
Manish Joshi is there chief instructor (trained in Austria and Germany ) is running basic as well as cross-country (advanced courses) www.moreadventures-india.com/advtr.html, www.moreadventures-india.com/aboutus.html .  

We have listed ALL known instructors. We strongly reccomend you independently research the school before you choose to join.
Delhi / NCR
Winch Launch based training programes  
Pankaj Tyagi........... .R R Aerosports. 30,Kiran Vihar, Delhi - 110092, India Phone (M): +91-9818133759, 011-2150972 Fax: +91-11-42508440 Email : info@paragliding-india.com info@paragliding-india.com and site: www.paragliding-india.com Pankaj is certified pilot, licence from France for Tandem & Paramotoring, and for Winching from Netherlands.  
Jaini Brothers 011-26868614  
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WESTERN INDIA

We have listed ALL known instructors. We strongly reccomend you independently research the school before you choose to join.
Bombay / Pune
Sanjay Pendukar 9869083838; 9921022878. Indus Paragliding parapendu@gmail.com www.parapendu.com  
Sanjay Rao sanjay@nirvanaadventures.com Nirvana Adventures 2-A, Takshashila Apts Tagore Rd, Santacruz West, Mumbai 400054. tel: 91-22-6493110; www.nirvanaadventures.com reviews.  
D.C. Patel dcpatel@bom4.vsnl.net.in Om Air Paragliding  
Avi (Amarjeet Singh Malik) Temple Pilots (pune)
www.templepilots.com
 
ERIC MENEZES Website :www.paraglidingindia.com e-mail : paraglider@ip.eth.net  
Samson D'silva Space apple pg school Virar (W), Mumbai samson.dsilva@gmail.com www.spaceapple.com  
Western Paragliding Association (Mumbai) Laksh Aviation Pvt. Ltd. 5 Siddhisadan, S.V.P Road, Borivli (W), Bombay 400103 India Phone (O): +91-22-28934803 Phone (O): +91-22-39519152 Phone (M): +91-9819022353 Email : admin@airandadventure.com Homepage: http://www.westernparaglidingassociation.com  

Om Air Paragliding, 1, Shankar Niwas, Pai Nagar, SVP Road, Borivali (W), Mumbai-400092. tel: 91-22-8918184. email: omair@omairparagliding.com; website: www.omairparagliding.com.

Rajan Juvekar 020-7292000 npa@hotmail.com National paragliding Academy TOP


SOUTH INDIA

We have listed ALL known instructors. We strongly reccomend you independently research the school before you choose to join.

Goa
Wg Cdr Palat (retd) 91-484-2375609 , Mobile: 94470 23756 E-mail: palatuk@zyberway.com ----- kerela  
Steve: 9922351935 is a Britisher based in india conducts regular coaching & tandems  
Mr. J Deshprabhu, WESTERN INDIA PARAGLIDING ASSOCIATION : Cunha Divara Road, Panaji City: Panaji State: Goa Pin: 403001 Tel: (0832) 221840 Fax: (0832) 225763 E-mail: deshprab@giasbm01.vsnl.net.in  
Parva: 9881494375 parvagliding@hotmail.com . Parva is a Britisher traveling between the UK & Goa. In Goa he conducts regular coaching and charge Rs 1500 per day (students have to carry their own equipments) TOP
Bangalore
Bangalore Mountaineering Club organises fixed courses at Hoskote, Approx 20km from Bangalore from time to time with Instructors Eric Menezes, Mangesh Dighe. Contact NEERAJ MALVE 9341961262
BMC: 341961262/9980761262/ team@bmcindia.org http://bmcindia.org/events/paragliding-course.html
 

XTacee Paragliding Club: No.281-D, 37th'A' cross, 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore-560070 TELEPHONE NO 91 080-26652427 MOBILE 91 9448225707 flynandi@gmail.com     TOP

Vagamon / Munnar
'EDELWEISS ADVENTURES' Ani: 9447876751 and Sumesh: 9446135663.  

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