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February 13, 2023

Female pilot in paragliding

Kathmandu: Sabita Tamang from Butwal, who was preparing to go to Japan after studying Japanese language, stopped at home after getting suggestions that she could do well in Nepal if she entered the paragliding field as professional pilot.

Other family members pressured her not to go there saying that there is a risk in this area. But after realizing that there are very few female pilots in the field of paragliding, Tamang’s attraction towards it increased.

The family members agreed. But it took her about three months to convince her father. Finally, after her father agreed, she went to Adventures International Paragliding School for training.

After taking a two-year course at Babu School in Swarek, Syangja, she joined tandem i.e. commercial flying. She also said that she spent around 2 million rupees while studying in the hostel, buying paragliding and equipment.

She has been engaged in paragliding for the past 6 years and does 4 to 5 flights a day during the season. She says now her family members are happy about her professional career as paragliding pilot.

She is inspiration for other promising female pilots who might easily opt for this professional at a time when male pilots are dominant in the field of paragliding in Nepal.

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