Learn 2 Fly | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE TO PARAGLIDE?


It is more about your general level of fitness, Need to have good co-ordination and an alert, reasoning mind. Although no medical examinations are officially required to learn to paraglide. You must be able to run a bit for around 10-20 meters on take-off and landing and you could be walking 100-150 ft. up hills carrying a 10-15 kg rucksack full of paragliding equipment. If you suffer from any medical condition such as epilepsy, giddiness, heart condition, osteoporosis or diabetes you should ask for your Doctor’s advice before taking part in paragliding.




WHAT AGE DO YOU NEED TO BE TO BE ALLOWED TO PARAGLIDE?


For paragliding training you need to be over 14 years old. Under 18 years need parental consent to paraglide. Though we have student as young as 10 years. (They are special)




HOW DO I REACH KAMSHET?


Kamshet is just 45 km away from Pune and 110 km from Mumbai. Just a few hours’ drive from either of the cities via private cars or cab is the best way to reach the place. Kamshet also has a railway station, and it lies on the Lonavala- Pune railway route.




WHAT IS THE DURATION FOR P1+P2 COURSE?


5 Days (depending on weather conditions and ability)




WHAT IS THE DURATION FOR P3 COURSE?


5 Days (depending on weather conditions and ability)




DOES THE COURSE FEE INCLUDE THE STAY AND TRANSPORT?


YES, Course fee includes training and equipment usage, accommodation, food and transportation to launch site.




HOW MANY FLIGHTS DO I GET DURING P1+P2 COURSE?


Minimum flight requirement is 6 flights for the completion of the practical part of P1+P2 course.




HOW MANY FLIGHTS DO I GET DURING P3 COURSE?


Minimum flight requirement is of 6 flights for the completion of the practical part of P3 course.




WHAT IF I DO NOT GET THE REQUIRED NO. OF FLIGHTS?


Paragliding is dependent on the weather conditions . Anyway, in the very unlikely event that you cannot fly because of bad weather, we will give you credit towards another course or tour in the future. If some tasks of a course are not completed, because of bad weather, it is possible to complete on a different day, until qualification. If a minimum of 3 days flying is not achieved, we will time credit up to a maximum of 3 days, to be taken to the school within 6 months of course commencement.




CAN I DO P1+P2+P3 TOGETHER?


Yes. In fact it is preferred that you do the courses together as this gives you continuance and gives you the confidence to become an independent pilot fast.




DO I NEED INSURANCE ?


Yes high risk covered medical insurance is recommended. Insurance is available from various insurance companies.




WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I COMPLETE MY COURSE?


After clearing the P3 test you are a certified P3 independent pilot. For further flying as an independent pilot you need to purchase the equipment and you may continue to fly on your own.




WHAT IS THE INSTRUCTOR-STUDENT RATIO?


OrangeLife believes in making INDEPENDENT CONFIDENT PILOTS from day 1 of training, we take Max. 6 students in a batch with 2-3 instructors.




What about non-flying partners?


All are welcome. OrangeLife base is a beautiful place to stay ; There is a beautiful lake and a wide variety of birds for all those who love birding. We can organize tandem flights to non-flyers. Everything is chargeable.




ANY ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA?


In the rare event of bad weather and the inability to fly, we have some alternative activities to keep you entertained.

Hiking : There are some Buddhist caves to explore. Trekking: There are a lot of routes with amazing landscapes, animals and forests. Mountain bike: You can hire bikes to cross the routes . Canoe: You can also rent canoes enjoying the nearby lakes.




WHAT TO PACK?


Pack adequate comfortable clothing: warm clothes must . you will also need a jacket , it can be cold at the top of a mountain. Bring walking boots (with ankle support), a sun hat, sun cream, sunglasses , a pair of sleepers or sandals and also a swimming costume. For students enrolled in a beginner's course, cotton hand gloves, a long sleeved t-shirt is a good idea for ground handling practice. Long pants will avoid scratches on your legs. Bring your own towels . Your personal medicines.Bring your reusable bottle and help reduce single-use plastic. We have good filtered water here and you can refill your bottle.




AM I TOO OLD TO LEARN TO PARAGLIDE?


It’s not so much about how old you are, it’s more about how good your general level of fitness, health and mental state is. Other considerations to think about are things like your eyesight, any medical conditions you may have which may affect your ability to fly, your mental health and ability to make rational decisions etc. You need to be reasonably fit and able to run and jump around for sustained periods. You will need to be able to carry a 10-15 kg pack up hills. For take-off and landing you may need to run (sometimes quite quickly) for 10-20 metres or more whilst wearing a paragliding harness. Your eyesight needs to good enough so that you can see obstacles 100’s of feet away, and be able judge your height and approach, to land correctly.

WE HAVE TAUGHT STUDENT ABOVE 60 YEARS OLD AS WELL AS 60% PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSON TO FLY.





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