Skydiving onto Panambur beach

On September 12, 2012 by Kevin Vas

The coastal town is all set for some exciting skydiving at Panambur Beach as part of World Tourism Day on September 27 (Update: The event has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances, we apologize. The new dates will be announced shortly) The New Delhi-based Kakini Enterprises is organizing the event in association with Dakshina Kannada district administration and Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project. It’s a first for the coastal town.

Panambur Beach Skydiving 2

 

If as a child you ever dreamt of flying like a bird, here’s your chance to do it. Skydiving is a have it all experience that defies words. It is for those who have discipline, focus and the nerve to conquer fear.

Tandem Jump

Tandem Jump

Tandem Jumps:

In Tandem jump participant is connected via a harness to the instructor. The instructor guides the participant through the whole jump from exit through freefall, piloting the canopy, and landing. The participant needs only minimal instruction before making a tandem jump.

Tandem jump is a very popular training method for first time skydivers, but it is more expensive than a static jump It exposes first-time jumpers to skydiving with minimal expectations from the participant. The training may consist of many of the activities performed by any participant, for example, how to exit the aircraft, how to do maneuvers in freefall, and how to deploy the main canopy themselves. However, the instructor remains primarily responsible for safe and timely parachute deployment.

Jump is carried out at 10,000 ft.

Few Hours of training is required for participant.

Static Jump

Static Jump

Static Jumps:

In Static jump, participant jumps alone with the parachute, and the parachute is deployed immediately after leaving the plane, regardless of actions taken or not taken by the parachutist. However the parachutist must adopt and maintain a suitable body position throughout deployment to minimize the chances of a parachute malfunction.

One instructor is in the aircraft who assist in jumping from the aircraft, and other who is on ground helps in landing by giving instructions through radio contact.

Jump is carried out at 4000 ft.

Participant undergoes 1.5 days of training

Pre-requisites:

  • You need to be reasonably physically fit and need to get a medical certificate of fitness form a general medical practitioner.
  • You will also be signing an indemnity bond before you jump.
  • You will have to be below 90 kg in weight and should have no history of high BP, cardiac problems or serious back injuries.
  • You have to be at least 16yrs of age to do the Static jump and above 18 yrs of age to do the tandem jump

Project CEO Yathish Baikampady told TOI a four-seater plane from Chimes Aviation Academy in Dhana, Madhya Pradesh, will take skydivers up in the air. “The organizers have obtained clearance from the Airports Authority of India and the civil aviation ministry. Skydiving enthusiasts can jump out of the plane, open their parachutes, and land on the Panambur beach after a few minutes of exciting moments in the air. For those on the ground, it’ll be a visual treat,” he said.

The organizers are yet to decide on the fee and the altitude for the dive, Yathish said.

Source: Times of India, Kakini Enterprises

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