Our sincere thanks to the District Administration, Security Services , ATC Pune, ATC Mumbai & AFMLU Mumbai for their continued support and co-operation.
Our radius of operations has been increased this time to 10 Kms for our flying sites at kamshet , the ceilings have been modified due to increase in aerial activity such as Hot Air Baloons , Sea Planes and Helicopters
The plus side is we can now fly legally XC back to our base as long as we maintain the Altitude limitations
NOTAM – A0023/15 08:30 hrs – 15:00 hrs – Max Altitude 4000 Ft ASL (Min Safety Altitude 5000 Ft ASL for Helicopters)
NOTAM – A0024/15 15:01 hrs – 19:00 hrs – Max Altitude 5000 Ft ASL (Min Safety Altitude 6000 Ft ASL for Helicopters)
Area of Operation is to be restricted to 10Kms Radius of Takeoff of all our sites - so we now have a decent corridor and more airspace
The NOC granted requires the Operator who has been authorised at the location to take daily formal clearances from the ATC & Air Defence Clearances (ADC) from AFMLU – at commencement of operations and advise on close of session.
We request all pilots to make sure that the daily clearance for the appropriate sites are in place before they fly at Kamshet to avoid any issues.
- All Pilots who are soaring must have a Variometer so they can strictly observe the ceiling granted.
All Pilots must note that we will also be sharing our airspace with Hot Air Balloons & Sea Planes who we need to co ordinate with and will now be operating in the same flying area and similar altitudes. Apart from Helicopters who use VFR and will be flying regularly in the airspace above us with minimum safety altitude of 5000 Ft AMSL .
We must always remember we are legally flying in Restricted Airspace that belongs to the Indian Airforce (IAF). As responsible citizens and pilots we must adhere to all the restrictions imposed to fly safely. All Pilots must understand that we have to respect the limitations strictly as we are all responsible to keep the skies open for paragliders and violations could lead to us losing this privilege and are required to be reported to the respective authorities.
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We wish you all a safe flying season :-)
Peace, Bliss & Happy Landings
The Paragliding season at Kamshet is open once more. We present the first batch of students for this season ( October 2014 to May 2015) After 4 months of rainy weather, planting rice and watching the clouds go by we are looking forward to being airborne once more.
We look forward to great flying weather, amazing company, making lots of new friends and sharing passions and love.
Peace Bliss & Happy Landings
Astrid & Sanjay and the flynirvana team
Once again the monsoon season approaches signaling the end of another fantastic paragliding season at Kamshet. Nirvana Adventures set the dates for our end of season party (7th /8th of June) We had lots to celebrate and be grateful for – great flying conditions, a safety record to be proud of, bringing lots of new entrants into the world of free flight and the Nirvana Paragliding family.
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Peace Bliss & Happy Landings
Another crazy week gone by at Nirvana Adventures and the madness continues. I can’t believe I’ve been here 5 months already and now I’m struggling to make the most of it (every second spent in the hammock counts!). But the wind gods have favoured me in this aspect and have had some amazing flying days at Shelar, and the forecast continues to look good.Meanwhile, Michael is back and Native Place with a new wing and the same enthusiasm. Although, the new Ozone Swift makes sure he is doubly careful with his packing while the rest of us wait on patiently. While we don’t need an excuse to party at the guesthouse, this week we actually had a legitimate reason. Rao’s birthday was celebrated the Native Place way, with fireworks and dancing and a bunch of crazy folks. The party continued for a few days, but, what happens at Native Place, stays at Native Place. Spring is almost here making the guesthouse bloom with life. Trees and plants are in flower everywhere and birds don’t stop chirping. Make sure you spend enough time in the garden when you are here next and tell us what all you spot. Drongos, bulbuls, caucals, bee-eaters, they’re everywhere. And my personal favourite is the sunbird who has decided to build it’s nest right outside the office. As the days get longer, the sunsets get better and more vivid. What better way to see a sunset then from the top of Shelar? Hope to see you guys back here soon (and share some sundowners as well!).
While the Nirvana Adventure pilots were away in Nepal for SIV training, we were left at a little bit of a loose end as there were no paragliding Elementary and Club Pilot courses on for that period. So I felt pretty kicked when I flew without having someone at the other end of the radio for the first time, and I’m sure there’s many more who can relate to that feeling of cutting the umbilical cord.But with plenty of visiting pilots for company it’s been a blast. What made it even more interesting that it was one of those weeks where the mornings were spent at Tower Hill and afternoons at Shelar. And the pilots definitely made the most of it.
With the local pilots away though, Native Place was quieter than usual and it really gives the house a different charm. You should definitely visit during the week when it’s quiet around the house and you can hear the birds and watch the lake (and not fight for a space on the hammock!)
And it was also time for some garden fresh veggies and fruits. We had our first papaya from the Native Place garden and what a treat that was. The tomatoes are almost there, and we’re looking forward to bananas from the garden pretty soon. What’s really amazing though is the dudhi in the garden, go take a look, we’re planning to rename them dudhaas. Summer is coming and with summer comes Shelar and long flying days. My favourite part though, is that one perfect sunset after a beautiful soaring flight. There’s the five minutes of silence where everyone watches the sun set, before the excited chatter begins discussing the day’s flights and experiences.