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Billing, India - XC 3

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Soar high along the stunning mountain range, with the gentle flatlands to your south and the spectacular back drop of the Himalayas to your north. This is flying utopia and a wonderful place to discover by air!


Thanks for your interest in coming to Billing, India. Soar high along the stunning mountain range, with the gentle flatlands to your south and the spectacular back drop of the Himalayas to your north. This is flying utopia and a wonderful place to discover by air!

The plan is to arrive into Billing in the evening of 25th Oct and to have an orientation day on the 26th, and then fly, 100% until the 1st November. That gives us 7 days flying in total. We aim to focus on one XC flight per day, going up to launch for 11am and getting ready to launch for about 12-1pm.

This intensive course is designed to give you much more knowledge in Cross country flying and glider control as possible, it will enable you to fly in thermals, and on XC’s, with a better understanding of coring, decision making and route planning etc. With this new knowledge & skill, you will be able to focus on the positive aspects of flight like finding lift and flying further. To make the most out of this course and the himalayan landscape, you need to have flown one minimum XC flight of 35kms and have logged atleast 100hrs airtime before signing up for this course.

We will all live, eat, sleep and breath paragliding for this time, flying XC every day and setting tasks to maximise the conditions of each day, and to push your flying ability within your comfort level.

We want you to get 100% from the course so please feel free to ask many questions.


Paragliding in Bir - BBC India Business Report from Jocky Sanderson on Vimeo.

Additional Info

Location Bir / Billing, Himachal Pradesh, India
Site details and weather updates

Click HERE for more site details from Paragliding Earth 

Guide / Instructor Geordie Petts
Course Fee Details The course fee is £650 for the seven flying days.
Flights & Transfers

You will need Visa's to travel in India, the best site to go to for all the required information is VFS Global. It can take a while and they are very good but posting your passport away may take a week or so, unless you go for the fast track option, so make sure you research it and get everything correct prior to booking your visa appointment.

You could meet us at Delhi airport at that time, then we can share the next internal flight from Delhi to Dharamsala. This is a flight that we will organise from India. So if you want us to book you on that flight, or another, then let us know. It is entirely possible and fine, for you to arrange your own travel to Bir, either by bus, train or plane.


Pilots who are joining us for this trip, please ensure you complete the below tasks :

  • Mandatory Requirement : You must have at least 50 hrs airtime, preferably in a thermic environment
  • 1. Familiarize yourself with typical flying routes by studying the logs from our previous trips HERE

    2. Have a valid insurance that covers paragliding

    3. All students must read and complete Escape's Risk Manual.

    Once completed, please post the last three pages of the manual to Escape at the following address : Escape, Barclays Banks Chambers, Market Square, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5BJ, England Non UK residents can bring the forms with them and hand them in at the first briefing.

    Flight Logs

    Click here to look at the classic routes flown by our team from Billing

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