Tandem flying involves one well trained and experienced pilot flying with a passenger that don't need to have any previous training or experience. Both have separate harnesses that are attached to each other and the wing. Paragliding harnesses are built for comfort and safety. Once launched the passenger just sits back, relaxes and takes in the epic scenery. Even taking pictures is not a problem.
To fly in the Himalayas is an unforgettable experience. The scenery and the flying conditions makes the flight to a memory for your life. Try tandem flights with our experienced pilot from Europe. Himalayan Eagles Paragliding has pioneer and introduced paragliding in Kalimpong, Darjeeling district.
We offer two types of flights:
Regular flight: Start at Delho (near Science City) and landing at Dr. Graham homes ground Distance about 1 km. Duration of this flight is about 15 min.
Cross Country: Start at Delho (near Science City) and landing at Relli Distance about 10 km. Duration of this flight is about 30 min.
How to reach: Taxi from Kalimpong to start point about Rs 150/- (one way).
The passenger: The passenger doesn't need to have any privies experience or training.The passenger should wear steady shoes like sneakers or trekking shoes.
The flight: Before the flight the pilot give a short information about the flight to the passenger. The passengers also sign a liability form and do the payment before takeoff. After that the pilot secures the passenger in a passenger harness and secures himself in a pilot harness. The start is easy, after a few steps by the pilot and the passenger the glider is airborne.
The duration of the flight is normally 15 minutes or 30 min down to Relli. The duration depends on the sun and the wind. At the landing the pilot and passenger takes a few steps when they softly touch down at the landing field.
The pilot: The pilot is from Sweden, he is certified and has been flying since year 2002.
Flying times: We only fly when the conditions are suitable for flying. Marsh to June we normally fly only at 10 Am – 12Am. After noon the wind is normally to strong.
During October to January it's normally flyable from 11Am – 4Pm. But contactthe Paragliding Kalimpong or an agent for current information.
Booking: Booking is done trough any of our agents or by Kalimpong Paragliding. The passenger has to be at the start point 30 min before the flight.
Weather: We only fly when the weather conditions are suitable for flying. If the flight got canceled because of bad weather the booking fee will be return from the agent.