2015 Paragliding World Cup - Bir Billing, India — Day 1 and 2

Petra Slivova reports on the action so far in Bir Billing:

"The final round of the Paragliding World Cup 2015 is taking place this week (24th-31st October) in Bir Billing, India. There is a Tibetan colony on the outskirts of the town, so there is a lot of Tibetian culture around including monasteries full of Tibetian monks. That gives a special kind of atmosphere to this part of the country.

The flying area is in the foothills of the Himalaya. Take off is at 2430 meters above the sea level, with flatlands in front and huge Himalayan peaks behind.

Some pilots arrived earlier to do some training and to enjoy flying in big mountains before the comp. Aaron Durogati flew his Boomerang 10 distances around 200 km last week, reaching heights of 5300 m. That confirms we are in a good spot for paragliding!

But as usual, with the beginning of competition approaching, the weather got worse. The training task and first two competition days were not taskable, so we had just short flights with no scoring. But the GIN team is ready to race at full power. Gin Seok Song, Torsten, Aaron, Idris, Petra, Hachi, Moonseob and many other Boomerang pilots are all raring to go! Hopefully the weather will allow us to fly some good competitive tasks in that interesting place. 

Stay tuned :-)


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