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The International Paragliding Festival 2024 is scheduled to be held on March 14, 15, 16, 17 at Vagamon in Idukki district. The event is jointly organized by Kerala Adventure Tourism Promotion Society (KATPS) under the Department of Tourism and Idukki District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) with technical support from Paragliding Association of India (PAI).

More than 100 international and national-renowned gliders are expected to participate in the festival and more than 15 countries have expressed interest to participate in this edition. Also world renowned riders and international champions are expected to participate in the event. It is India's largest aero sports adventure festival which lasts for 4 days. Participation from all over the world (France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, US, UK, Nepal etc) and all over India (Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh) in this festival.

What's in it?
  • Unique and eye catching entertainment
  • Chance to participate
  • Picnic atmosphere
  • Entry into a niche adventure activity
  • The biggest event at Vagamon
  • Kerala paragliders talent promotion
Taking Off to an Exhilarating Experience

Event Details


Event Format

  • Top Landing Accuracy Competition
  • Free flying on all days for all pilots

Event Dates
Mar 13 - Check-in from 12:00 PM
Mar 14 - Inauguration and free flying
Mar 15, 16, 17 - Competition / Free flying
Mar 17 - Prize distribution
Mar 18 - Departure by 10:00 AM

Registration

Rs. 2000/- for registration for competitors and non-competitors covers

  • Stay and food from 14th March evening to 18th March morning (first 50 registrations)
  • Daily pickup and drop to the flying site from hotel
  • Pickup from the designated landing
  • Competition fees
Last Date for Registration: February 29, 2024

Conquering New Heights

Requirements


For Participants

Minimum P3 rating or equivalent from established schools or paragliding bodies, well versed in

  • independent takeoffs and landings
  • self assessment of flying conditions
  • right of way rules
  • thermalling
  • ridge soaring
  • ability to land in small landing areas
  • fast descent techniques
Valid accidental insurance that covers paragliding for the duration of the festival is mandatory

For Equipment

  • Airworthy equipment
  • Matches pilot skill level
  • Airworthy and functional reserve parachute
  • Radio in UHF/VHF frequencies
  • Mobile phone/trackers

Contact

Kerala Adventure Tourism Promotion Society
T.C. 26/849 (1), University Women's Hostel Junction, Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram - 695014, Kerala, India

Mobile: +91 94472 88252
Email: info@katps.in