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Why Become a Member ?

Paragliding is an adventure sport involving aviation in its simplest form. Any simpler and you would classify as a bird ! It is also a fairly unregulated sport in our country. PAI endeavours to regulate and promote this sport safely.

As member one has access to:

  1. The best Adventure sport Insurance cover in the country which was developed by the PAI team with BajajAllianz. This caters specifically to Paragliding incidents with inputs from pilots who faced insurance issues after their flying accidents.
  2. PAI conducts regular workshops involving Reserve packing , Tandem certification , First Aid.

  3. PAI has a rating system called PPPI , created to certify the level of pilots proficiency through extensive tasks observed by suitable instructors. PPPI rating system is available to Solo and Tandem pilots.In the absence of a National License , this rating card holds good stead for pilots wishing to travel abroad to Paraglide. 
  4. With the involvement of State Level Associations, PAI conducts friendly competitions in Cross Country and Spot landing disciplines across the country. These events are a great learning platform for pilots wishing to move on to the International competition circuit.

Annual
Member

500 per year
  • ₹ 300 joining fees

Life
Member

7,500 one-time
  • No joining fees

School/Club Association

2,000 per year
  • ₹ 5,000 joining fees

State Association

2,000  per year
  • ₹ 5,000 joining fees

The entire membership joining/renewal process is now online and paperless. All previous physical forms have been discontinued.  
Pilots can apply online through the links given above and make the payment directly through netbanking or credit cards

Already a Member ?

ALL current Annual memberships will expire on 31 Mar 2018.

From thereon, memberships will be valid from 01 April to 31st March of subsequent year. Current members, whose membership is expiring before 31st March 2018, can renew uptil March 2019, on a pro-rata basis.

FAQ

Schools shall be eligible for membership of PAI, subject their meeting the following minimum criteria:

-The school shall have a Chief Instructor who has a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in the field of Paragliding / Powered Paragliding.

- The school shall have at least one Assistant Instructor who has at least one year of teaching experience and has minimum 50 hours of air time which is logged in a logbook.

- The school must have certified, student rated equipment which is deemed safe for training. Such safety certification should be from a recognized body like EN, LTF or the likes.

- School must have at least one Instructor with a life saving / first aid certificate issued by a recognised Authority like the Red Cross or equivalent. If a school does not have such a certification then the school will be given a period of not more than 90 days to get the instructor certified.

- School must have at least two stretchers, first aid kit, and a suitable vehicle for transportation of an injured person.

- School must provide a radio communication set to all its students during training.

- Each School should submit a report on their training pattern, rating system, and paperwork maintained relating to students or their training methodology.

- Each School must be inspected and certified by 2 members of the PAI Managing Committee. The Managing committee will submit an objective report of their findings relating to the school and its operations to the President of PAI. This certification will be done after the above mentioned documents are submitted by the school.

A flying club is defined as an institution, for profit or otherwise, which engages in flying activities for paragliders and powered paragliders. Clubs are not allowed to conduct any training courses whatsoever, but are however allowed to conduct other flying activities such as group cross country flying or expeditions. If a club also wishes to train students then they shall have to follow all the rules and guidelines set for schools as well.

These Clubs shall be granted membership of PAI, subject their meeting the following minimum criteria:

- Club must have a qualified and experienced Administrator with a minimum of 5 years experience in PG/PPG.

- Club must have at least one Administrator with a life saving / first aid certificate issued by a recognised Authority like the Red Cross or equivalent.

- Club must have at least two stretchers, first aid kit, and a suitable vehicle for transportation of an injured person.

- Club must be inspected and certified by 2 members of the PAI Managing Committee.

- A club shall operate only for recreational solo flying for its members. It shall not be entitled to teach PG/PPG or to operate Tandem flights, unless it fulfils all the criteria stipulated for Schools.

- A club shall be independently responsible for selecting or allowing pilots to join them. This will involve evaluation of the pilot’s skill and judgement.

- Any club or School that infringes any of the above minimum requirements, after having been granted membership, shall be liable to have its membership revoked, at its own cost, risk and expense.

Paragliding Association
of India

3084, Clover Heights, B-3,
Wanawadi, Pune
411040, India

CONTACT US

Grp. Capt. (Retd.) R K Singh (President)
president@pgaoi.org    +91 99531 95556

Abhijeet Avate (Secretary General)
secretary@pgaoi.org    +91 96231 22009

Gokul Krishnan (Treasurer)
treasurer@pgaoi.org    +91 98201 93146

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