Uklart i Billing!

In the recent past, some paragliders had alleged that the Tourism Department had imposed a ban on paragliding at Billing due to which several Indian and foreign pilots were left dejected.

The Tourism Department had, however, refuted the charges. While talking to The Tribune, Deputy Director Tourism, Pooja Chauhan said: “The state has not imposed any ban on paragliding in Billing. No Indian or foreign pilot has been prohibited from free flying at Billing. Any pilot with valid documents can obtain permission for free flying from SDM Baijnath.” 

No rules to govern paragliding in Billing

Fra paragliding til nødhjelp

When the earthquake hit, Peter was working as a paragliding guide in Pokhara. That meant he had access to a 4×4 and was motivated to help. Pokhara was largely spared, but rural areas nearby were not. “Don’t know the name of this valley,” he told us. “But it’s in Gorkha district, at the epicentre of the earthquake. Between villages Muchok, Dhansar and Saurpani.” If you want to help he and his friends with their impromptu relief effort, details are on — Ed.

Last Week, I Was Paragliding; Now I’m Delivering Aid In Nepal