Paragliding flights resumes from today

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Kathmandu: The paragliding flight, which was postponed after the death of an athlete during the ninth national sports competition, has been resumed from Sunday. Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has given permission to resume paragliding with 5 different conditions.

The authority stipulates that flying must be done only in the designated flight area, that the paragliding pilot must be medically and mentally qualified within 15 days, and that all paragliding pilots must wear the prescribed uniform and the name of the company and pilot must be clear.

Similarly, the authority has mentioned that the gliders used in commercial flights will only be allowed to fly commercially if they are tested by the authority’s ‘Airworthiness Inspector’ at Rohwar within 15 days.

The authority has set the condition that the pilot’s refresher advanced tandem and practical training for emergency rescue must be done once a year.

25-year-old Nepal Army player Nisim Thapa died in an accident during the Paragliding ‘Cross Country’ competition under the ninth edition of the National Games.

After this accident, the meeting of the authority held immediately suspended paragliding flights across the country for an indefinite period.