Monday, December 19, 2011
Squadron Leader Ramakant is all set to break a national record of longest Para-motor flight,
He will start his journey from Mundra in Kutch and cover the Bay of Kutch and land in Jamnagar, will fly total distance of about 55 km.
Para-motor is an ultra light flying machine , many also calls this as powered paraglider. This machine will be mounted on the back of the pilot, who will inflates the glider run and then gets on air.
The para-motor Ramakant will uses is a small piston engine of 150 CC with propeller attached to a paraglider. Para-motor is very light that it can be attached to any Pilot or small machine, para-motors are normally used in photography, towing, petals / fertilizer dropping, and fun-flying. Para-motor can travel at the speed of 45 kmph and can claim altitude up to 10,000 feet above the sea level.
Ramakant also holds national records in powered hang gliding and has also been awarded the "Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2008" for his outstanding achievements in the field of aero sports.
Squadron leader is with the Directorate of Air Force Adventure.
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