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Old 19th July 2010, 23:08   #1
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We want to do skydiving. i.e. jump from a plane, with a parachute.
Where and how can it be done around Delhi
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Old 20th July 2010, 00:48   #2
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And in Bangalore. Where in Bangalore is this possible? Is some kind of a license required?
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Old 20th July 2010, 02:31   #3
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No license required anywhere.

Last time I checked, about 5 years ago. It was Rs 47000 a jump, because it would have to be arranged et al. To the best of my knowledge there is no fixed skydiving center in India.Your better of doing it abroad.

If you find anything in India do let me know,I am eager to do it.
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Check with army/air-force contacts. I remember some one mentioning Agra AFB. Else para-sailing is the nearest option. Manali/Dharamsala are usual spots in north.
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you can't jump alone the first time, in other words, for tandem jumping, you need a certified instructor. I also think your best bet is to do it on one of your trips abroad.

here in US packages run from 200-500 USD, but it's a well estalished industry.
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I remember a discussion regarding this in my previous company. This was being arranged by Indian Air Force in Bangalore and they were looking for a group of min 15-20 people to join. The cost was around 12k per head. Happened some 4 years back and I don't have more details or if anyone went ahead for it.
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+1 Would love to do it. Tanveer, keep posted and count me in for the group.
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Sure, if I get any updates and info, I will post it here. Unfortunately, it appears it is still non existent anywhere in India. So best way to do it is join the army Paratroopers
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I had done a tandem sky dive in US ... in South Padre Island, texas. It costed about 250$ with a video. this was in 2000
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Hi Tanveer, I had checked this out a while back unfortunately couldnt follow up . There is a group which had planned to start this in Indore. Please check this link for details : indore | Skydiving India

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Three reasons I don't want to do it in India:

1) Safety - no matter what, people here can take it for granted (That's my perception )
2) Cost involved

A general question: What if one is hit by a lightning while falling down? Or is there a likelihood for that at all?

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clevermax, I don't think they would be doing skydiving in stormy conditions.

I would like to do it too, it is kind of a morbid curiosity as I am sure it will be a frightening yet amazing experience.
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Three reasons I don't want to do it in India:

1) Safety - no matter what, people here can take it for granted (That's my perception )
Exactly my view as well. And god knows how sub-standard the equipment used by our armed forces would be.
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Three reasons I don't want to do it in India:

1) Safety - no matter what, people here can take it for granted (That's my perception )
2) Cost involved

A general question: What if one is hit by a lightning while falling down? Or is there a likelihood for that at all?
Oh Absolutely.

Safety would be a concern for anyone doing it in India.
These adventure sports are best done from permanent establishments.

OT The number of bungee jumping accidents are far more at these ad hoc places than at permanent establishments.

Not sure about the lightning part.
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I have done a tandem skydive in Gananoque, Ontario. It cost me $200 (Canadian) way back in 2001. I would love to do it once again.
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