It was a convergence of friends old and new; paragliding pilots, surfers, entrepreneurs, adventurers and thousands of fireflies came together to celebrate Nirvana Adventure’s 20th Anniversary paragliding season end. Local drums got us all into a dancing frenzy, while the myriad fireflies lit up the trees around.
It’s been a tradition since 2005, as summer comes to an end and the monsoon season looms the Nirvana Adventures Paragliding community get’s together to unfurl our wings for the last flight of the season, give thanks.
Back at the takeoff – The winds were strong as is expected for this time of the year – Lots was going on – accuracy competitions, site cleanup, ground handling displays, aerial seed ball bombing, tandem paragliding rides.
We had a great turnout on the weekend with students coming in from Kerala, Bangalore, Kodikanal, Pune, Gujarat and Mumbai. Being summer the winds are strong in the early afternoon and the paragliding training and the solo flying starts later in the evening.The days are spent chilling in a cosy nook within the guesthouse, or the garden or by the lake with a bunch of fellow students and pilots. Students pilots and guests enjoyed an idyllic weekend exploring the garden, the lake and the paragliding site by day and joining the gathering on the roof for dinner and interesting conversations.
We had a surprise visitor at the Saturday night pilot get together at Native Place the other week. It was a night flying enthusiast of a different sort or should i say a winged creature of a different classification – a beautiful Indian Moon Moth. Nirvana Paragliding weekend
Nirvana Adventures announces the opening of the new paragliding Season 2015 October to 2016 May at Kamshet, Maharashtra, India
Nirvana Adventures announces the opening of a brand new paragliding season at Kamshet. And so the flying, fun, laughter, excitement, will go on until the month of May. Make your plans, pack your bags and get here people – The circus in the sky and back home at Native Place is on once more
Nirvana Adventures is proud to announce that our very own Sunith Rao completed a hundred hours of flying on Wednesday the 1st of April 2015. Sunith started ground handling at the age of 10 and did his first solo at the age of 14. He now has more than 200 solos and 100+ hours of airtime. Only last week he left the ridge on his own to fly back home from the Shelar site – a short but by no means simple 4 km XC surprising the staff at Native Place as he walked into the house with a triumphant grin.
81 year old Mr Sanghvi had always wanted to fly like a bird. National Geographic and Nirvana Adventures joined hands to help him fulfill his dream of free flight. Another new season is about to unfold people. Get your wings & your boots out of the closet and step into the sunshine.