Paragliding Clearances – Kamshet , Maharashtra , India – Season 2013-14
The Nirvana Team is happy to announce that we have received formal Clearances for Recommencement of Paragliding Operations at Kamshet from the relevant authorities and NOTAM’s are in place for the new flying season which commenced recently.
Our sincere thanks to the District Administration, Security Services & Indian Air Force Base – AOC & ATC – Lohegaon – Pune for their kind support and co-operation.
Area of Flying is to be restricted to 5Kms Radius of Takeoff (18′ 44 52’.31”N 73′ 32 33’.88” E )
Time of Flying is from 0800 hrs to 1900 hrs
Altitude Limit is 5000 Feet / 1525 Metres ASL
The NOC granted requires the Operator who has been authorised at the location to take daily formal clearances from the ATC – at commencement of operations and advise on close of session.
This is not a blanket permit for the sites we fly. We request all pilots to make sure that the daily clearance for the appropriate sites are in place before they fly at Kamshet to avoid any issues.
Further more All Pilots will need to advise the the Operator who has the NOC and have to provide all their ID’s / Licenses etc before flying . Over and above this all pilots may have to take police clearances as required.
We would request all pilots respect this requirement as this is one of the primary conditions set by the Security, Administration & Defence while granting clearances from a National Security & Safety point of view.
All Pilots who are soaring must have a Variometer so they can strictly observe the ceiling granted and carry the appropriate Communication Equipment so they are in touch with the authorised operator under whose clearance they are flying .
All Pilots must note that we will also be sharing our airspace with Hot Air Balloons who we need to co ordinate with and will now be operating in the same flying area and similar altitudes. Apart from Helicopters who use VFR and will be flying regularly in the airspace above us with minimum safety altitude of 6000 Ft AMSL .
We must always remember we are now legally flying in Restricted Airspace that belongs to the IAF. As responsible citizens n pilots we must adhere to all the restrictions imposed to fly safely.
All Pilots must understand that we have to respect the limitations strictly as we are all responsible to keep the skies open for paragliders and violations could lead to us losing this privilege and are required to be reported to the respective authorities.
We wish you all a very Happy Diwali & look forward to sharing the sky with you 🙂
Peace, Bliss & Happy Landings