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Faisal Nisar - Para Gliding

by M Faisal Nisar

Above is my memorable picture during ground handling in Para Gliding Course, held near Khanpur Dam, by Pakistan Army Physical Training (ASPT) School in 2010.

After a long wait finally got some time to share these pictures here, the story is too long, but to cut it short, this is one of the amazing experience of my life and I will be gliding more and more in coming years and will remember that this is where my Gliding begins.

I have tried to place different pictures here as memories of the course (sorry unable to put pictures of all), but these pictures can not describe the actual experience gain and fun we have during the course, I am really thankful to all the training staff, mess staff, course mates and specially to Captain Bukhari on organizing such course and giving us a life time experience.

Para Gliding

This is a demonstration flight using Para Glider, by one of the staff member of PT School.

Para Gliding

I hope you can see the small Hang Glider taking off in center above the cliff, demonstrating before our first ground handling training.

Hang Glider landing

Sir Mustafa, a staff member of PT School, landing with Hang Glider.

Exercise

Routine warm up exercise before starting ground handling training.

Training Para Gliding

Taking instructions from a senior Para Glider, Sir Raza, a staff member of PT School.

Fishing

Our honorable Sir Captain Bukhari, taking advantage of being on Khanpur Dam, Fishing during training breaks.

Para Gliders Tent

Para Gliders, instructors and trainee taking rest during lectures and ground handling sessions.

Ground Handling - Para Gliding

One of our course mate, during Para Gliding training session. Another course mate Merchant Navy Capt. Tanveer observing and learning.

Para Gliding

Testing the winds before going in action.

Para Glider

Me (M Faisal Nisar), waiting for my turn with my shoot.

Para Glider

Captain Bukhari, enjoying the ride in good wind.

Kakul Para Glider

During a day off, we visited PT School in Kakul, Abbottabad. A group photo of our course mate, with our Instructors.

PT School

Side view of the office of Commandant ASPT.

Para Gliding

Back to Para Gliding, Me taking position before my first high altitude Para Gliding flight.

Para Gliding

A course mate, setting up under supervision of instructors, before taking off for high altitude flight.

Hang Glider

One of PT Staff member flying in Hang Glider.

Hang Glider Landing

A smooth Hang Glider coming for landing.

Hang Glider

Me, taking a good feel of Hang Glider.

Para Gliding

Although ready for Para Gliding but right now posing with Hang Glider, while waiting for wind to get stable for flight.

Glider Pilot

Another pose of Glider Pilot, on high grounds, while we wait for the stable wind.

Gliding Course

Here are most of the members of our Gliding course, along with couple of instructors and Captain Riaz (in middle).

Gliding Course

Getting certificate from Commandment Army Shool of Physical Training, on completing the Para Gliding course.

Gliding Course

A Group Photo with Commandant ASPT, on closing day of our Para Gliding course.