70 paragliders to test skills in Himachal skies

Seventy pilots, including 10 foreigners, will exhibit their skills in the four-day paragliding championship that began on Thursday in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district. All preparations have been completed for the Himalayan Open Paragliding Championship that would have 10 foreign participants and 30 from the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army, youth services and sports department joint director Suman Rawat told IANS.

Sheltered by mountains and surrounded by rolling tea gardens, the championship site Bir-Billing is considered to be one of the finest aero-sports sites in the world….

Championship has been divided into three categories – open category (30-35 km), women category (30 km) and novice category (10-15 km). It is for the first time that novice category has been introduced in the championship, the official said.

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