Joy Rides | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is TANDEM PARAGLIDING?
Tandem paragliding flights involve a passenger being securely strapped into a comfortable flying harness positioned in front of the pilot and connected to the pilot and the glider. The tandem glider is specially designed to carry two people and is nearly twice the size of a regular solo paraglider. This is easiest way to experience flying like a bird!!
Do I need any prior experience to paraglide?
Listen to the simple instructions given and enjoy the flight!
Take off’s are safe and easy, generally just a few steps and we are airborne, and landings are usually really soft.
How and when can I book?
Booking is best done by calling us on +91 (0) 99239 22277 for immediate attention. Email booking is also acceptable, but we don’t always immediately respond to email as we are often out flying, so calling or WhatsApp is best. We require a mobile cell phone number for you to make a booking (even an international number is fine). This is to reconfirm the booking on the morning of flight (we always do this as a matter of courtesy) and to inform you if there are unexpected weather changes. You can call and book spontaneously, on the day, but of course advanced booking always ensures you a place. Always try to reach earlier in time at Kamshet as our sport is weather dependant. Confirmation can be done by making part/full payment in advance.
How much does is Cost?
We think its super cheap…
Tandem Paragliding Flights starts from 2500/- going upto 7000/- depending on the various types of Packages, for further details click here .
Optional In-flight photos and videos, given on a 16 GB micro SD card, costing Rs 1000/-. and without SD card , direct phone transfer will cost Rs 500/-.
Please note that the pictures and video taken by the pilots in flight are simply an optional extra on the flight and Orange Life cannot be held responsible for the success of these.
Technical glitches do sometimes (but very rarely) occur and OrangeLife will simply refund you on the picture and video option.
How Can I Pay?
Google Pay, UPI or bank transfer is possible. For cash payment make sure you carrying enough cash, normally ATM in our vicinity not working most of the time. We do not have a Credit/Debit card facility on the mountain. 100% payment to be done before the flight. We have a No fly No charge policy for bookings. Incase of no flying due to bad weather condition 100% refund will be made. In case of cancellation by the client advance payment is non-refundable.
Where do we meet?
The location will depend on the wind speed and direction for the day, and hence why we contact you day before or on the mornings that you are interested in flying. You have to reach the take-off point on your own. Transport to the flying site is not included in the flight cost .We are happy to provide assistance in getting transport to the take-off point if required.
What must I bring?
Comfortable, closed running / walking shoes / Hiking boots, NOT Crocs, sandals, flip flops, nothing that flop or flips please! - T-shirt and Long sleeved jersey / wind stopper – Long or short pants – Sun-block and hat (it’s often sunny and we don’t want you getting sunburned!) – Drinking Water
Memories - In-Flight Photos and Videos?
Memories... Selfie stick? Photos and Videos? 360 footage.....YES!
YES! For Rs 1000 /-, The pilot has a specially designed extendable pole with a special, ultra-wide angle action camera, mounted on the monopod (pole) to take stunning pics and videos of you and the view from all sorts of normal and crazy angles. given to you on a 4-8-16Gb microSD card. SAVE Rs 500/- by bringing your own microSD card or get transfer footage on your mobile space and walk away with and keep forever so that the everlasting experience is really that! , Orange Life cannot be held responsible for the success of these.
Technical glitches do sometimes (but very rarely) occur and OrangeLife will simply refund you on the picture and video option. You will blow your friends and family away with this footage! WE make really WOW pics and video in flight!
Who can fly with us?
Anyone that is 5 – 100 years old and weighs between 20-115 kg can fly with us, providing they are in good physical and mental health. Children under 18 wanting to fly must be signed off by a parent or guardian. Please do tell us in advance if you weight 90kg or over so that we can schedule you accordingly. This avoids disappointments if the wind is very light. Similarly, if you or any in your party are 40kg or less, please mention this to us when booking.
Are Take-off's and Landings Difficult?
No. Depending on how much wind there is, take-off’s generally require nothing more than just a few steps to get into the air.
Landings are very slow and soft .
Is paragliding dangerous?
Not at all. The take-off is simple and landings are soft and safe. Orange Life offers the safest paragliding in Kamshet and our expert pilots make decisions based on their own safety as well as that of the paragliding candidate student. Paragliding is not entirely risk free – but then neither is driving a car.
What is a Tandem Paragliding Flight?
Tandem paragliding flights involve a passenger being securely strapped into a comfortable flying harness positioned in front of the pilot and connected to the pilot and the glider. The tandem glider is specially designed to carry two people and is nearly twice the size of a regular solo paraglider.
What is paragliding?
Paragliding is a form of unpowered flight in which rising air is needed to keep the glider aloft. This rising air can come from two sources: 1. when the sun heats features on the ground, columns of rising air known as thermals are generated 2. when wind encounters a ridge in the landscape, the air is forced upwards, providing ridge lift. In mountainous environments, flying is mostly based around thermals, which can be used to stay aloft before heading for a landing field below the launch site. In hill environments, ridge lift is used for ridge soaring, and landing can be done either back at the launch site, or at a landing field at the bottom of the ridge. In either case, more experienced pilots can use thermals to go ‘cross country’.