Updated: Jun 26
Do you know? In the past 10 years, 20 deaths happened during paragliding in different paragliding destinations in India due to equipment failure, falling down from the sky (5000ft), unexpected weather changes, pilot error, etc.
In this guide, we will discuss the 7 major reasons behind paragliding accidents in India and how you can ensure your safety and enjoy flying safely.
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7 major reasons behind paragliding accidents in India
As a paragliding pilot, we have visited many paragliding sites and flown there. After meeting many experienced paragliding pilots and taking their reviews, we found that many accidents and deaths happening in India due to the following reason below:
Using poor-quality paragliding equipment by tandem paragliding companies who provide paragliding at cheap prices to make more business.
Hiring a less experienced pilot by the companies to reduce the cost and more profit.
Flying in unsafe weather to make money.
The pilot didn’t check the passenger harness’s safety locks properly and later passenger fell during the flight and died. Because he was in a hurry to do one more round and make more money.
Not having a rescue parachute in flight (a rescue parachute is an emergency parachute that the pilot use in case of any emergency during the flight)
Pilots are performing acrobatic tricks with passengers without good training & knowledge to charge them more money.
Pilots are using alcohol or drugs before flying with passengers ( such as - opium, ganja, charas, tablet, etc.)
Follow these steps to keep yourself safe
You can avoid all these accidents and reduce the risks and dangers of paragliding by taking the following basic safety steps:
1. Check the weather before taking off or going for paragliding.
Before the take-off, if you notice there is very windy (wind 30km/h or more)
If the landing is not visible (already covered or getting covered with fog)
If the sky is covered with grey nimbus(or dark) clouds then direct refuse to fly.
2. Check your equipment properly
When the pilot attaches your harness if you notice that the harness is very old and torn, if the lock is not working properly then ask them to change it or refuse to fly.
Check your harness safety locks by yourself or ask your pilot to check one more time before take-off.
If your pilot using a very old paragliding wing (equipment) or if you notice big holes or torn refuse to fly or ask them to replace it.
Ask your pilot to show an emergency parachute before the flight and confirm with your own eyes. They can ignore you by saying that he has it in his harness.
If you notice the pilot is not in a fresh mood or notice anything wrong behavior, refuse to fly.
Check pilot’s licenses and flying experience.
Note: All licensed pilots are not well experienced some of them made their licenses and certificate with fake documents and experience. When you go paragliding in India you have to be very careful or else you can lose your life or your loved one's life.
How cheap paragliding deals in India can kill you?
You might think you're very lucky to get a good cheap deal from paragliding companies or pilots. Remember that they might offer you cheap deals, but they're usually skimping on the quality of their equipment or neglecting important safety steps to give you a cheaper rate to make a good business.
Their rates are low because they have less paragliding experience and unsafe equipment, and their lack of experience and unsafe equipment can put your life at risk.
Why choose DreamAdventures
We are a team of professional paragliding pilots and with our years of paragliding experience and knowledge, we have personally checked all the paragliding companies and pilots in India. We also checked all the equipment they are using to provide the paragliding joyride for the clients.
After all reviews and records now we are working with the top 20 paragliding pilots in India. Our pilot's team are highly trained and most of them represented India in various international paragliding competition, they use certified equipment and always give safety priority.
Is your life just worth 3,000/- or more? Hence do not bargain and go for a good quality experience because the experienced pilot and good quality paragliding equipment are very costly and those who don’t have good equipment and an experienced pilot will offer you cheap prices. For information or help regarding paragliding you can contact us.