Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cross country powered harness hang gliding expedition by Arty Team from Hyderabad to Devlali

The Army Adventure Wing’s Nodal Centre for Hang Gliding based at the School of Artillery, Devlali, is conducting a unique and adventurous expedition, the kind of which has never before been done in the country.

The pilots will fly their hang – gliders with special harness that have 120CC, 15HP motor and a carbon – graphite propeller attached. These harnesses give the glider pilot the ability to take off from any large plain ground and cruise at a speed of up to 65kmph for up to three hours.

The expedition is being conducted on the occasion of the 12th Reunion of the Regiment of Artillery and will cover a total distance of approximately 700 kms from Hyderabad to Devlali, touching Solapur and Ahmednagar en-route, over a period of six days. It will flagged off at the Artillery Centre Hyderabad on 28th Jan 2010 by Lt Gen KR Rao, AVSM, VSM, Director General of Artillery and flagged in by Lt Gen Vinod Nayanar, AVSM, Commandant, School of Artillery, Devlali on 30th Jan 2010.

The expedition is being led by Lt Col N Bhadauria.

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