Our Mantra is to make flying a memorable experience for you. By creating a safe flying environment and instilling confidence in those who choose to learn with us, we are here to guide you to become Safe & Independent Pilots

 

While we love to teach, we are more passionate about learning ourselves. With a history spanning over two decades, we are constantly exchanging knowledge with the best pilots, test pilots, manufacturers, designers and instructors around the globe. We fly every day, and inculcate this enthusiasm for free flight into our training sessions as well.

We believe it's important to build a strong foundation of skills and knowledge that you will utilise and build on, throughout your flying career. Our goal is to produce a well-rounded pilot and to help you attain a level of proficiency and confidence needed to gain valuable experience.

Over the years, we have developed a methodical training programme and a comprehensive syllabus, which allows us to efficiently and effectively direct our students through the training process.

During the training, you will be in a completely safe and supervised environment, with constant support and radio guidance from our team. Training sessions are conducted in smooth wind conditions. We provide all equipment for the training, which are internationally certified and regularly inspected by us.

Our instructors will lead you through a natural progression of skills training you to be a safe, accomplished pilot.

Team Mantra :

A gang of passionate and dedicated instructors who love to teach and fly. We have over 15 years of experience in teaching and will ensure that our students get nothing less than the best. We conduct various Paragliding courses, Tandem Rides from our flying sites in Kamshet. Our courses during the flying season run for 8 months each year, starting with the onset of winter in October until the monsoons set in early June.  

Chief

TJ
Tanaji Takve (TJ)
Chief Flying Instructor / Chief Tandem Pilot

Tanaji Takve, or TJ as he is fondly called, is the CFI of Paragliding Mantra. This maven tasted the sweet power of freedom at the age of 14, when he flew for the first time and has not stopped since. In the last 15 years, he has given wings to more than 5,000 aspirants, including the Indian army, navy and air force. He is a very capable APPI Instructor, Tandem Pilot, XC Instructor, SIV Instructor and Tandem Instructor with more than 6,000 hours of flying experience. He has several SIV and Acro Courses to his credit. He has spread his wings across several parts of India such as the Himalayas, Goa, Yelagiri, Vagamon, and also foreign countries such as Nepal, Bali, to name a few. Easily one of the best Acro pilots in Asia, he does not let that influence his demeanour. A wonderful human being, he makes flying an enjoyable experience for you.