I really fly !

Sky is not the limit……..

“I wish I could fly….I wish I could touch the sky……

These are words from a lovely song by Seal .well guys! I FLY.

What’s the big deal? You would say. Any person with a decent income can fly in our country or abroad, thanks to all the low cost airlines.

When I said I fly, I am not referring to those commercial jets where you are seated along with a hundred and eighty other people, cramped for leg space( I travel cattle class(economy) as I cannot afford the luxury of any other class),getting dirty looks from the pretty flight attendant when you ask for the third free alcoholic drink and eating on trays which are smaller than an open handkerchief.

I am talking about flying all alone in the blue sky with nothing but the vast openness in front of you, feeling the breeze on your face as you fly like a bird looking down on the beautiful landscape below. It is a beautiful feeling which is beyond comprehension. Now I know why the birds sing! (This is not my own line. I heard this line in a serial. Gods of copyrights please forgive me.)

I am into this aviation sport called Para motoring which is one the most exciting of the aviation sports. Sports aviation includes sky diving, base jumping ,parasailing, hang gliding and paragliding .Para motoring is paragliding with the difference that for paragliding you need to take off from a sufficiently high place like a hill and you need ideal conditions like sufficient winds or good thermals to keep afloat. Para motoring can be done in any open field all because you have a Para motor on your back which can propel you into the sky and you can fly as long as there is petrol in your fuel tank. It is like owning a plane except that once your flying is done you pack up the equipment in the back of your car and drive home. The amount of freedom this sport offers is unparalleled and it is surprisingly affordable.

As in any form of sport, this sport also requires training by authorized training personnel and carries all the risks inherent any form of aviation. I learnt my paragliding from Temple Pilots, a paragliding school in kamshet, Pune.  I do my para motoring with Wings and Flights, Hadapsar, Pune, a school for para motoring and trike flying .Would you like to see me fly? I take it as a YES.

paramotoring

That is me, ok?  Swear on my mother, it is ME. Alright! all you ladies out there who do not believe me, email me your contact details and I will personally take you to the flying site, show you how it is done and we can talk about it over coffee.

Gentlemen! You have to take my word for it.

7 Replies to “I really fly !”

  1. Wow this looks exciting, too adventurous for me, but my husband is thinking of trying this out one of these days !

  2. Sorry, but I feel I have to correct you.

    The lyrics are:

    I BELIEVE I can fly
    I BELIEVE I can touch the sky…

    And the song is by R. Kelly, not Seal.

    There’s a big difference between “believing” and “wishing”. More importantly, as a blogger, I feel it’s crucial to get your facts right and cite sources correctly.

  3. there is a mistake i would like to correct in my blog.the song i mentioned is not by seal but r.kelly and the wording is “i believe i can fly..”sorry about not having my facts right.i do remember seeing the video about 10 to 12 years back and i do not know for what reason i kind of believed its seal.sorry about that again.

  4. Hey Ram,

    you might actually have heard seal in Fly Like an eagle, or Lenny Kravitz in Fly Away , or maybe indeed you heard R Kelly

    Maybe you confused the lyrics a bit, maybe you remembered the wrong singer, but you know what ? it doesn’t matter 🙂

    Man, you look cool up there in the sky ! This is something i gotta try sometime ! Are you able to take a picture from your view when you are up there ? now that would make a cool picture ! How much training do you need to be able to do this ? How fit should you be ? (ummm.. what tummy size is allowed in that thing ??) Maybe this is a good reason to start hitting the gym for me 🙂

    @Suman,

    Lighten up please, you seem to be so focussed on policing the veracity of sources of your fellow bloggers that you are missing the spirit of the post.

    Ram is not a music critic reviewing a song album ! he is expressing his excitement at being able to fly without an airplane. So cut him some slack!

    BTW, your blog on food in bangalore looks cool, will try out something exotic when am next in bangalore.

    Cheers
    Vijay

  5. Hey Vijay, Ram

    Sorry if I came across as policing 🙁 I was being cranky 🙁

    My initial intention was to express the thought that there’s a big difference between self-belief (which is what Ram obviously has in order to try this sport) and simply “wishing” to do something without taking action to make it a reality. Too many of us settle for just “wishing”. R. Kelly’s song from the movie Space Jam was all about “believing” and making those “wishes” a reality on the power of belief.

    I guess I am overly allergic to the excessive amount of misinformation that bloggers put out there, especially since blogs are increasingly being relied upon as credible sources of information. That said, I’m sure you’ll agree that there’s nothing wrong with pointing out a mistake, nor with accepting that you have made one.

    Thanks for dropping by The FTB Blog… do drop by again!

  6. Came across this post now and i hope you are still flying! This sure sounds very exciting but hats off to you for having the nerve to do it..most of us would just prefer to watch though wishing to fly 🙂

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