Monday, 3 September 2012

Paragliding International Championship - Oct. 2012

------ “Khelo Bharat Khelo” -----

---BIR-BILLING,Himachal Pradesh INDIA-2012 (FAI -C-II) --- 

(From 25 October, 2012 to 01 November, 2012)

Registration Form (Last Date: 22 October, 2012)
Bir and Billing are the twin positions where the event will be
hosted. This site is regarded as among the best in the world for Paragliding. The bald rise of Billing (2600 M) is the take-off site and Bir (2080 M) is the landing site. The road Distance between the two is 14 Km. It is sheltered by the Dhauladhar mountains and
surrounded by tea gardens whereas Billing offer opportunities for high altitude and cross country flying for more than 200 KM. The world record for out and return paragliding
was set at Bir Billing by a Frenchman Xavier Redmond when he flew 132.5 Km. The small towns of Taragarh, Baijnath and Jogindernagar are close to Bir-Billing and large
town of Palampur is 38 Km from Bir. Himachal Pradesh is conducting Paragliding Pre World Cup of International level since 2002 at Bir-Billing every year with the support of Aero Club of India.

Department of Youth Services & Sports intends to organize
Paragliding International Championship Bir–Billing India-2012 (FAI-C-II) and Himalayan National Paragliding Championship Bir- Billing -2012 in this year. The efforts of the Department will be to make this event a Paragliding festival of Himalayas.

Event Name:-------Paragliding International Championship Bir–Billing India- 2012 (FAI-C-II) and Himalayan National Paragliding Championship Bir –Billing 2012.

Place:----Bir-Billing, District Kangra H.P.

Time Schedule: 25th October to 1st November 2012

Organising :---- Department of Youth Services & Sports H.P india
Deptt/Agency. ---Collaboration with Department of Tourism H.P. & with technical support from Aero Club of India FAI.

Event Mascot: Event Mascot is an eagle with wings outstretched and extended for wide bearing a Himachali Cap and jauntily sporting a Himachali scarf. The eagle is strapped to a paragliding that carried it higher and farther into the sky and
is framed against the sphere, i.e. representative of the world showing “Khelo Bharat Khelo” at the top.

All the Best ...
Jai Himachal 

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Paragliding in Bir Billing

          The Bir-Billing area is noted as a popular site for paraglider pilots, both Indians and visitors from all over the world.

          The Bir-Billing area is noted as a popular site for paraglider pilots, both Indians and visitors from all over the world. The flying season is from September to November, with some flying also done in October. The village continues to host periodic international competitions and events. The paragliding launch site is in the meadow at Billing (14 km north of Bir), at an elevation of approximately 2400 metres (7874 feet), while the landing site and most tourist accommodations are in the village of Chowgan (also spelled Chaugan), on the southern edge of Bir.