To continuously provide a high standard of paragliding training and education. Committed to making safe, competent and happy pilots.
To fulfil all the basic requirement of a competent pilot from quality training to the most advanced level, to providing top class equipment.
To conduct club coaching and tuition, advanced training clinics, cross country and flying tours to different destinations in India and around the world.
Philosophy: To make fine pilots, to awaken ourselves through flying and to renew our human connections. Our philosophy is to explore life and its simple living.
Teaching for us is a rare privilege... especially teaching to fly. It’s both, an honour and a deep responsibility to be trusted to fulfill your dream to touch the skies. We get a lot of energy from student’s enthusiasm for learning to fly. It’s a delight to regularly meet a fresh group of very stimulating personalities, as very special and unique people decide to fly. There are interesting group dynamics and its very challenging to meet individual and collective demands of the group. Dealing with their risk and danger assessment, varying anxiety levels, fluctuating levels of motivation and confidence, attitudinal counseling and fear management is a journey we take together of shared challenges and mutual triumphs.
It’s a big reward for us when through all of that each of us come out as winners, as achievers, enlightened for a moment of our illimitable and immense potential. It is the interaction and bonding experience that rejuvenates us and gives us a fulfillment like nothing else. Temple Pilots is based on the idea that for an adventure sport like Paragliding to survive, sustain and spread in our country, it is necessary that the basic training schools provide the highest quality of teaching standards. This demands a dedication and commitment that goes beyond just the monetary and fun part of it. Instructors that are not just doing a good job but are interested in their students, interested to inspire, motivate and make safe and competent pilots.
The course covers
Safety is an attitude and to inculcate this in our students is our prime concern. “Attitude of Safety” not only for yourself but also for others sharing the sky with you. We work on one-to-one counselling workshops and classroom presentations to minimize deficiencies. Making safe pilots also means the survival and promotion of our beautiful sport - not only in our country but across the world. Students who come to us for training trust us with their lives. Thus, not only are we morally bound but passionate about giving our best “the right attitude to enjoy flying safely for as long as you want”.
Fear plays a big role in many aspects of our lives and is a basic instinct that functions to keep us safe. Common to all adventure sports including paragliding, fear of heights or new experiences is natural and healthy. How we deal with fear is the important thing and we at Temple Pilots help you overcome it in various ways:
1. Hide it and pretend otherwise
2. Allow it to freeze you and debilitate you
3. Allow it to take control
4. Run away from the situation
5. Respect it and talk about it
6. Understand it
In paragliding, fear is manageable and is an essential part of keeping us flying safely within limits... A safe instructional program is all you need to make you’re learning a fun and fulfilling experience. It is what will decide if you stay trapped in your fear or fly free...
It’s a big reward for us when through all of that each of us come out as winners, as achievers, enlightened for a moment of our illimitable and immense potential. It is the interaction and bonding experience that rejuvenates us and gives us a fulfilment like nothing else. Temple Pilots is based on the idea that for an adventure sport like Paragliding to survive, sustain and spread in our country, it is necessary that the basic training schools provide the highest quality of teaching standards. This demands dedication and commitment that goes beyond just the monetary and fun part of it. Instructors that are not just doing a good job but are interested in their students, interested to inspire, motivate and make safe and competent pilots. Finally a positive attitude and a desire to learn to fly are the motivation fuel to learn effectively with enthusiasm. It is exactly how it works in life if you truly desire to become a competent and experienced pilot, you can and you will...
Paragliding, just like skiing, rock climbing, scuba diving, kayaking and other adventure sports are not without risk. However, flying paragliders can be as safe as flying any aircraft, which is safer than driving a car for various reasons.
Further, the risk is minimized by following the discipline the demands of the sport. Taking the right decisions based on understanding and knowledge of the variables involved in our sport namely:
1. Limitations of your (the pilots) skill and knowledge
2. Limitations of the permissible weather conditions
3. Limitations of your equipment
The key to safe flying is “Risk Management” In the course of your training you will be flying in supervised conditions that are ideally suited for training i.e. mornings and evenings when the winds are mild and laminar.
Why The Name Temple Pilots ?
INDIA is a land of eternity, Temples are its symbols the location, construction and rituals are of utmost significance. They are all designed to symbolize man’s journey to evolve and lead him to the ultimate realization of the ‘self’. In olden times, the path to these temples was narrow and through forests. Devotees carried offerings and climbed up until they reached their shrine. The devotees had to overcome difficulties and face challenges in their pursuit of the ‘truth’. The narrow path that allows only a single file also indicates that everyone is on their own personal journey. Just like paragliding... We fly from the hills. From the slopes of the majestic mountains. As we carry our paragliders on our back (not so much climbing since most takeoffs are drivable) and walk towards the take-off, it is nothing short of a pilgrimage for us. Our gliders are means to help us fly, be free from our worldly ties and taste the oneness with the wind and the sky! Though we are with friends and teachers, our journey is also within, and alone. We have to face our fears and let go of our doubts and just fly! So, as I tribute to the journey of the pilgrim (pilot) to his shrine (the hills) seeking the ‘truth’ (flight) we call ourselves ‘Temple Pilots’.