Category: Flying trips

20th June Paris: The adventure begins

20th June Paris: The adventure begins

The idea of this trip dates back to a year ago when on a flying holiday in India Francois proposed to Gwen in the air.   Back at Native Place they told us that we had to make it for their wedding. It sounded like a wonderful idea and so here we are. We spent 3 [...]
Paragliding at Bir Billing – 4

Paragliding at Bir Billing – 4

Today’s hour long flight was a triumph. Thermalling can grow on you- it takes a fine awareness that is challenging, absorbing and exciting.  My variometer was acting up and remained silent for most of the flight but there was no stopping me. I turned and turned and milked the tiniest updraft. My instructor's occasional reassuring [...]
Paragliding at Bir Billing – 3

Paragliding at Bir Billing – 3

Had a flight on the 22nd and the 23rd – a little bit of thermalling over the house thermal and then heading out to the landing field. I’m pleased with my progress but have a million questions in my head while airborne that somehow seem insignificant once I’ve landed. Met Steve in the evening and [...]
Paragliding at Bir-Billing – 2

Paragliding at Bir-Billing – 2

Woke up early and was pleasantly surprised to see what seemed to be a party of pied rather large paradise flycatcher like birds gliding excitedly from one tree to another. Still haven’t identified them but it sure was an interesting opera while it lasted. After breakfast we drove up to Billing, the flying site located [...]
Paragliding at Bir Billing  – 1

Paragliding at Bir Billing – 1

Sunil, Me and Gokul flew out of Mumbai in the wee hours of the morning. We are on our way to Bir Billing for a paragliding holiday.  After an uneventful but pleasant journey, we alight at Kangra airport and lug our oversized glider bags into a vehicle that will drive us up to the village [...]