Paragliding Notam – Kamshet – Valid Till June 2015

Paragliding Notam – Kamshet – Valid Till June 2015

Early morning flight at Tower Hill , Kamshet
Early morning flight at Tower Hill , Kamshet (Picture Courtesy Richard Guest)
The Nirvana Team is happy to share that  NOTAM’s  are in place for the current flying season till June 7th, 2015 .

Our sincere  thanks to  the  District Administration, Security Services , ATC Pune, ATC Mumbai & AFMLU Mumbai  for their continued support and co-operation.

Our radius of operations has been increased this time to 10 Kms for our flying sites at kamshet , the ceilings have been modified due to increase in aerial activity such as Hot Air Baloons , Sea Planes and Helicopters 🙁

The plus side is we can now fly legally XC  back to our  base as long as we maintain the Altitude limitations

NOTAM – A0023/15   08:30  hrs   –   15:00 hrs   – Max Altitude 4000 Ft ASL  (Min Safety  Altitude 5000 Ft ASL for Helicopters)

NOTAM – A0024/15    15:01  hrs   –   19:00 hrs   – Max Altitude 5000 Ft ASL  (Min Safety  Altitude 6000 Ft ASL for Helicopters)

Area of  Operation  is to be restricted to  10Kms  Radius of  Takeoff of all our sites  –  so we now have a decent corridor and more airspace 🙂


The NOC  granted requires the  Operator who has been authorised  at the location  to take daily formal clearances   from the ATC & Air Defence Clearances (ADC) from AFMLU   – at commencement  of operations  and advise on close of session.

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.

All Pilots who are soaring  must have  a Variometer so they can strictly observe the ceiling granted.  

All Pilots must note that we will also be sharing our airspace with Hot Air Balloons  &  Sea Planes  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 5000 Ft  AMSL .

We  must always remember we are legally flying in Restricted Airspace that belongs to the Indian Airforce (IAF).  As responsible citizens and 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.

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We wish you all a safe  flying  season   🙂

Peace, Bliss & Happy Landings

Sanjay & the Nirvana Team













Author: Astrid Rao

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