Welcome!

News Feed Item

Get Your Adrenaline Rushing - Skydiving Camp Arrives in Mysore

BANGALORE, October 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

A 10-day Camp Under the Guidance of Skydivers With Military Background

For years, Indian adventure enthusiasts have searched in far-off lands for sky diving opportunities - unarguably, the most thrilling adventure sport of all. However, their prayers have been answered. Skydiving has come to India, organised by Indian Skydiving and Parachute Association, and marketed by Thrillophilia, an adventure travel company.

Indian Skydiving and Parachute Association is holding a skydiving camp in Mysore. It is a 10-day schedule from 19 to 28 October. The camp will be conducted in 4 batches, with weekend and weekdays batches to choose from.

On the cards is a thrilling time as enthusiasts get to fly over the royal skyline of Mysore. Mohanasundar Radhakrishnan, President, Indian Skydiving and Parachute Association said, "We are offering tandem jumping opportunities and Static Line Jump opportunities, both of which are as adventurous as they get."

Tandem Jump is when a qualified skydiving pilot piggybacks an amateur on a sky dive. While a solo flight takes a long and rigorous training, a tandem jump can be made with an easy-to-follow 2 hours of training.

Static Line Jump is what is used by military personnel. A line from the parachute is attached to an aircraft and the parachute opens automatically as the jump is made.

When quipped about the safety of skydiving in India, Rajkumar Balakrishnan, a tandem jump master said, "We get a lot of queries about the safety of skydiving as an adventure sport. Most often, people ask us about scenarios where a parachute does not open, or something of that sort. People's apprehensions are not unfounded. Of course, it is risky. But we take every possible step to mitigate the risk. Candidates are explained every emergency in detail, and taught to deal with several different situations. Skydivers around the world have worked hard to make it a safe adventure sport."

He adds, "Each instructor with us has an experience of more than 2000 jumps. Whether it is a chief instructor or somebody in charge of ground handling, everyone holds a USPA D license. Most of us have a military background. I myself am a submariner."

According to general guidelines issued by the association, there are no hard criteria in order to be eligible for skydiving. If one is 16 years or above, does not have heart related problems or breathing problems, is not pregnant, and is not more than 90 kg in weight, he/she can take the jump.

More information about the camp can be found here.

Key details:

Location: Mysore

Dates: 19th to 28th October

Types of jumps: Tandem Jump and Static line jump.

Contact details: [email protected]

About Thrillophilia Adventure Pvt. Ltd.:

Thrillophilia is one stop destination for adventure and offbeat tours in India. Thrillophilia caters to all offbeat tours - It caters from a trekking tour in Himalayas, to a rural tour in Rajastan, to a eco tour in Kerala

Primary Media Contact: Abhishek Daga, [email protected], 91-9916134180

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The past few years have brought a sea change in the way applications are architected, developed, and consumed—increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. How can software testing professionals keep pace with modern application delivery, given the trends that impact both architectures (cloud, microservices, and APIs) and processes (DevOps, agile, and continuous delivery)? This is where continuous testing comes in. D
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...
No hype cycles or predictions of a gazillion things here. IoT is here. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, an Associate Partner of Analytics, IoT & Cybersecurity at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He also discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data...
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. Tha...
"I focus on what we are calling CAST Highlight, which is our SaaS application portfolio analysis tool. It is an extremely lightweight tool that can integrate with pretty much any build process right now," explained Andrew Siegmund, Application Migration Specialist for CAST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve f...
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices t...
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application p...
Mobile device usage has increased exponentially during the past several years, as consumers rely on handhelds for everything from news and weather to banking and purchases. What can we expect in the next few years? The way in which we interact with our devices will fundamentally change, as businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence. We already see this taking shape as businesses leverage AI for cost savings and customer responsiveness. This trend will continue, as AI is used for more sophistica...
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future ...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and B...
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, discussed how given the magnitude of today's application ...