They had all done their training at different periods but met up at Nirvana adventures and became friends. They stayed in touch and decided to meet sometime in November to pursue their love for paragliding.
The allure of the skies and the happy atmosphere at Native Place, swims in the lake, afternoon naps in the hammock, yoga in the evenings, fun get togethers, bbq’s and shooting star spotting has kept their friendship and their love for this getaway alive and evergreen.
It was a weekday trip, Monday to Wednesday. While the rest of the world was waking up to go to work, a privileged set of pilots were off on a flying trip. The Nirvana Pilot team gathered in full force and excitement knew no bounds. The Panchgani plan included 16 people, three vehicles, an enormous pile of gliders of all persuasions, all soaked with excitement.
We could read it in the clouds and smell it on the breeze yet we looked up at the sky in vain… heavy clouds but no rain. The shower bypassed us to shed its load elsewhere teasing us with that familiar haunting smell of drenched earth.
t was Sanjay Rao’s (Co-owner of Nirvana Adventures) birthday on the 4th and many friends were gathering at Kamshet to celebrate. It was with grilled Indian Mackerel and freshly caught River Bass along with music, wine and company of good friends that we brought in Sanjay Rao’s and Hitashi’s birthday. If laughter was medicine to any ailments, I’m sure I was healed of many that evening.
Although he has had many hours of ground training and tandem flights in the last few years, he joined the course like any other student and progressed from the ground to skimming flights and then solos very smoothly. As I upload this post he has already completed 22 top to bottoms