Arunachal Paragliding Festival (2018)
1st Arunachal Paragliding Festival
The 1st Arunachal Paragliding Festival organised by Paragliding Association of Arunachal (PAA) was held at Lumdung from 17th-19th November, 2018. Shri Mama Natung HMLA 11-Seppa (West) Assembly Constituency graced the inaugural function as the Chief Guest.
The Flying Festival began with short inaugural function. Shri Vijay Sonam, President of Paragliding Association of Arunachal extended warm welcome to the HMLA, Participants, Guests, Officers, youth & public. He informed the gathering that the Flying Festival could see the light of the day after several years of hard work. Survey for suitable paragliding flying site was conducted at many places across the State of Arunachal Pradesh. After which Lumdung was finally selected for promotion of paragliding and also the venue for the flying festival thereof. A detailed survey, technical analysis, recce & several test flights were performed by paragliding professionals to ensure that the site is flyable and safe. Shri Sonam also informed that despite the short notice response from the paragliding fraternity was well above expectation. 34 paragliding pilots participated in the festival.