first_imgIn October 2015, India will be hosting the Paragliding World Cup for the first time. The event will be held in in Bir in Himachal Pradesh. Bir is internationally recognised as the paragliding site where every year, paragliders come from all around the world. The flying season in Bir is majorly from September to October and many competitions and events are held at Bir.  The meet director of the event is Debu Choudhury and the general organiser is Billing  Paragliding Association.Himachal Pradesh was given this opportunity due to the successful pre-World Cup event in the state. The state plans on organising different activities like air shows, hot balloons and other exciting and adventure sports for adding attraction.The World Cup has been organised by Paragliding World Cup Association, from October 24, 2015 to October 31, 2015. Every year, the association visits five to six locations and flies several times and then decides the event venue. In the World Cup, the major objective is to fly around a decided course and cross some specified check points. The paraglider who finishes first wins and if none of the participants reach then the paraglider who flew the furthest wins. After the event, the best paragliders participate in PWC Superfinal where an overall winner is decided.last_img read more