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Traveling from the seashores of Sindh and Balochistan to the peaks of Karakoram Range, You will find Pakistan as one beautiful and charming country of this world. With Allah blessed scenery, Pakistan gives extreme sports fan superb openings for gliding.

Gliding is an entertaining activity and bloodthirsty air sport in which pilots fly a plane without an engine – elevated for hours on end, without using anything but only the power of the air. This can be as close as to feel being a bird flying in the air. The country being home of the Himalayan, Karakoram, Pamir and Hindukush mountain ranges having one of the highest peaks of the world like K2, Gasherbum, and Naanga Parbat exists gives unmatchable opportunities for the gliders. The smaller mountains also give exceptional environment for gliding and many other activities including free flying.

In many countries this sport is regulated through national gliding associations and then through gliding clubs that operate on local levels. Prime concern relating to gliding is about training and safety. There are many gliding clubs in Pakistan which are engaged in free flying. They have the required resources and infrastructure to not only tender a diversity of free flying courses but also orange and horde gliding voyage to various sites in Pakistan. These clubs have skilled instructors who have been flying gliders, motorized gliders and hang gliders for long. Few of those instructors have been Some of the trainers have been affiliated in flying trainings at training schools of Pakistani Armed forces.

Two lady cadets of Pakistan Air Force who were the members of PAF Para Motor Glider’s team showed their skills and became the first ever ladies in the history of Pakistan to take-off with Para Motor Gliders, creating the history. After their extraordinary aerial presentation, they precisely landed on the ground making PAF to lead the way to initiate this activity in females of Pakistan.

There are lot of developed international standard training sites in Pakistan keeping in mind the novice and intermediary level gliders. The sites which have been developed and being maintained for beginners have an outstanding location for trainings on the ground training as well as lesser height solo flights. Most popular gliding spots of Pakistan are in Gilgit Baltistan, Chakwal (Choa Saidun Shah), Base Camp of Nanga Parbat, Chitral, Booni, Khanpur, Hunza, and Muzaffarabad (Azad Kashmir). These spots provide gliding facilities in agreement with accepted sporting and safety standards; attract Pakistani youth towards vigorous activities and support adventure tourism.

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