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Skydiving aero sports at Haryana's Bachhod airstrip

ANI | Updated: Nov 26, 2018 19:56 IST

Chandigarh, (Haryana), Nov 26 (ANI): With a view to promoting adventure tourism, Haryana government has initiated skydiving aero sports at Bachhod Airstrip, Narnaul.
While stating this, a spokesman of the Civil Aviation Department said that Narnaul Aerodrome has the potential to be developed as an ideal adventure tourism destination and will put India on the world map for extreme adventure sports.
He said that Pioneer Flying Academy has been authorized by the Department to conduct skydiving activities at Bachhod aerodrome situated off Delhi-Jaipur highway about 153 km from Delhi. The Pioneer Flying Academy would offer tandem skydiving and static line jumps using Cessna 172 aircraft, said the statement.
The spokesman said that skydiving is the sport of jumping from an aircraft and performing acrobatic manoeuvres in the air under free fail before landing with the help of a parachute.
Tandem skydiving is the easiest and best way for the first time skydiver to experience free fall wherein the skydiver is securely harnessed to the tandem instructor throughout the course of the jump from free fall to parachuting to a safe landing. He said that static-line jump is a form of solo skydiving where after two days of training and passing an exam, students can attempt skydiving. (ANI)