What is the age limit
and physical fitness for
going Joy riding?
Children above 5 years and adults age upto their medical fitness. Physically one
should be able to run for hundred feet to prove his fitness level. If you are
too scared to jump off
have given joyrides to people upto 70 years of age)
high one can go during a Joy ride?
The height depends on
primarily weather and the height of the hill. Higher the hill higher is the
height attained. On a thousand feet hill one can go almost upto 2000 feet.
It is scary to fly high and that too for the first time?
No, not at all. The
Paraglider flies ever so gently. There are no sudden ups and downs or jerks of
any kind. The take-off and landing is also very gentle. So far none of the joy
riders have complained about being scared in flight. It is sheer enjoyment.
What about people who have fear of heights?
It still does not matter.
Such people a generally frightened just before the take-off and their comfort
level goes up the moment they are air-borne. Within 2 minutes they feel at home
despite an open view of 360 degrees. This is a guarantee from us.
you demonstrate a joyride flight to help me make up my mind?
regularly take people for joyrides. You may join us at that time. Keep in touch,
we will tell you when we are going next.
Will you offer joyride if I am alone?
Yes, we may, provided there
is already a training session going on simultaneously. Otherwise it is not
economical to organize the entire team and setup for just one joyride.
is the duration of a Joy ride flight?
The duration of the joyride
depends on the wind conditions. If the winds are good one can stay upto 20 to 30
minutes. On a bad day it can be few minutes but even this short flight is worth
it if you are going for the first time up in the sky.
What are the general instructions for a Joy rider?
You will be strapped to a
harness in front of the Pilot. During the take-off you will be required to run a
few steps. While landing you are required to stretch you legs out and get
prepared to run a few steps the moment you touch down.
What about transportation to the flying site?
expect that you get your own vehicle. If you have none than we can accommodate
upto 2 people in our jeep.
Can two passengers go up in the same flight.
Only one passenger at a time can go up along with an experienced tandem pilot in
a single flight.
Any forms to be filled before the flight?
Yes, we expect you to sign
the Joy rider's indemnity bond just before you take-off. It is expected that you
read and understand the indemnity bond carefully and make an informed decision.
Which is the
best season for Joy ride flying?
The season for
joyriding starts soon after the monsoon and extends up to
the month of May.
What are the
minimum and the maximum number of people required for booking Joy ride session?
For hill joy
rides, we require a minimum of 2 people and maximum of 6 per day. (The number of
flights and flight duration is subject to weather conditions)
Do you have a fixed schedule for joyride flying?
No. But we will
be able to let you know in advance on your email as and when we are conducting
joyride flying. Please send us an email requesting for enrolling you on the list
of joy riders.
Can you organise a Joy ride camp close to our place?
Yes, almost anywhere in India
provided there is a huge unobstructed ground available to do winch launched
joyrides close to your place. Or on suitable hills. The cost of transportation
will be at actuals.
of places are suitable for Joy ride camps?
Joy riding can be conducted either
on any huge plain ground like a mini runway, measuring a distance of at least
800 meters or on the hills where paragliders are flown regularly.
days in advance is the booking accepted?
You may take a
chance any time. But for a confirmed booking, at least a week in advance.
Is there any
concession for a group booking?
on the number of people in the group.
What are the
Though we have not had a single
accident so far in seven years of our joyride or training flights, but the
similar risks that are involved in any aircraft flight should be assumed. We
take all the safety precautions and if conditions do not permit we may not even
launch or cancel the program. We do not take chances.
in your opinion is best to organise a group joy ride camp?
Panchgani table land. It is the most
wonderful site to fly from. The tableland is already at a height of 2000 feet
from the ground level. The winch tow helps us to attain another 1000 feet. This
gives us a beautiful view of 3000 feet. You should see to believe it. A flight
from this place could be one of the most wonderful and unforgettable moments in
your life. Kamshet near Lonavala is another site for a good tandem ride.
What are the
overnight camping facilities available at Panchgani?
There are many hotels offering
lodging and boarding facilities. But if you are an adventure minded person than
you should not miss staying at the Eco camp. Mr Andre, offers beautiful tents
with all the basic amenities for an over-night camp. The tents are situated at a
very beautiful location overlooking a huge valley of 1000 feet deep and at the
bottom of which is a huge lake. Eco camp is surrounded by beautiful hills. The
temperature usually remains cool because of thick forest cover.
So far how many people have been given joyrides by your pilots?
In the past
four years, we estimate at least 2000 people have enjoyed joyriding with us.