18 Duties of Paragliding Permit Holders Operating in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero Sports Rule 8, 2017 lists duties of the paragliding permit holders or paragliding operators. Let’s have a look at the duties: 1. Each operator shall have the following equipment before s/he is allowed to carry out paragliding activities:  (Rule 8) Flying equipment shall follow the…

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Adventure Tourism in 2017: Himachal Pradesh

Here is a recap of efforts made by Himachal Pradesh to give a push to tourism, especially adventure tourism in 2017. The state introduced adventure activity rules, defined time limits to register tourism units, notified appellate authorities for different tourism services, launched adventure tourism campaign… Browse the timeline to know …

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4 Bottlenecks Plaguing Rafting Segment in Jammu Kashmir

Despite having numerous white water rivers, rafting segment in Jammu Kashmir performs poorly.  Why? Because of the following problems: No incentives No promotion, including advertisements No technical support At the starting and ending points along the white water sections of the rivers, basic amenities are missing. For example, toilets, changing…

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What is Commercial Paragliding Fee in Uttarakhand?

Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rule 7, 2017

The Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rule 7, 2017 talks about the commercial paragliding fee structure. Here are key points: Chief Executive Officer of Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (U.T.D.B.) with the approval of the State Government shall amend the fee as and when required. Fee structure shall be defined as…

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How to Renew Commercial Paragliding Permit in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rule 6, 2017 describes the process of renewing a commercial paragliding permit. Each permit holder / operator shall follow the procedure discussed in the Rule 4.1. So there is no difference between the first time permit procedure and the renewal procedure. (Rule 6.1) However,…

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How to Obtain Non-Commercial Paragliding Permit for Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rule 5, 2017

The Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rule 5, 2017 discusses various steps required for obtaining a non-commercial paragliding permit. Here is the lowdown: What is non-commercial paragliding? Non-commercial paragliding includes the following five activities: (Rule 5.3) Activities of visiting solo pilots Non-commercial tandem paragliding Paragliding training Participation in paragliding competitions…

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How to Get Commercial Paragliding Permit for Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rule 4, 2017

To obtain a commercial paragliding permit for operating in Uttarakhand, follow these steps mentioned in the Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rules, 2017: Fill the application form included in the Annexure A. (Rule 4.1) Get a non-transferable demand draft of ₹ 1,000 in favor of district tourism development officer (D.T.D.O)…

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When is Paragliding Season in Uttarakhand?

    Paragliding season in Uttarakhand stretches over ten months, starting from September 16th. The season ends on July 14th every year. (Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero Sport Rule 3.4) Paragliding is prohibited in the state in the following period: July 15 to September 15 i.e. 2 rainy months  

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