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GUJARAT FLYING FESTIVAL ???

PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:31 pm
by goanil
Is there a flying festival planned to be held in Gujarat sometime in december ?? :?

I have only heard some rumors, but no confirmed reports.

If anybody has any confirmed information please post it, so that all the fliers can plan to come.

ciao,

anil

Re: GUJARAT FLYING FESTIVAL ???

PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:31 pm
by deepak
I think the festival is moved to end of Jan '10. Again - no confirmations yet.

-Deepak

Re: GUJARAT FLYING FESTIVAL ???

PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:59 pm
by goanil
could the forum admin please check and post some concrete info ??

anil

Re: GUJARAT FLYING FESTIVAL ???

PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:25 am
by Stefan Schumacher
Hi,

Pendu said, he is going to this festival (or flying site opening). I did not really hear the name of the town properly, I only remember, that it is a single hill in the flat land.

So if somebody has the name of the city or a Google Earth file, would be very nice.

Thanks
Stefan

Re: GUJARAT FLYING FESTIVAL ???

PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:35 am
by Forum Admin
We have asked for some solid info on this festival.
Tentative schedule is late January (around 26th Jan 2010)

We will update this as soon as we get some confirmed official info.

Re: GUJARAT FLYING FESTIVAL ???

PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:46 pm
by deepak
The place is Pavagadh. Its about 45-50kms from Vadodara (also commonly called Baroda). Again - not sure what dates are finalised.

-Deepak

Re: GUJARAT FLYING FESTIVAL ???

PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:36 pm
by CaptainRajiv
Hi All,

the proposed festival is to be held at Saputara (Guj and Maha border near Surat) and Pavagadh (UNESCO world heritage site) about 60 kms east of Baroda (44 km E as the crow flies). In principle approval is there but the dates are yet to be finalised - proposed dates are end of January. A total of 8 days program. Hoping to get a clear picture in a few days.

Captain Rajiv

Re: GUJARAT FLYING FESTIVAL ???

PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:42 pm
by paraguru
programe is cut down to one weekend informal get together on 30th jan. all welcome, Capt rajiv is trying to get boarding loadging subsedised. write to him for details.

Re: GUJARAT FLYING FESTIVAL ???

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:59 pm
by CaptainRajiv
Hi All!!
Sorry it took so long for me to return with the info on the event!! Unfortunately since we have still not heard from the Govt O Guj about the event - I guess will to to strip it down to a informal get together and a flying-a-new-site fun!

As of now Gurpreet and Sanjay Pendurkar are 'on' with the plans of meeting on 30th Jan at Vadodara(Baroda) and heading out to Pavagadh to fly. We all can be generally there for about 4 odd days and 'check out' the site. In case if you wish to see the site on Google Earth use the coordinates - 22degree 28 min 14.32 second North and 73degree 30 min 55.75 sec East - this is for the take off which has been check out a couple of times.
You can copy paste this URL in the browser to see the site on Google Maps.

http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&hl=en&i ... 33803&z=13

Ofcourse you are most welcome to stay longer if anyone wishes to do so.

Pavagadh is a hill about 60 km North East of Baroda. with excellent road connecting the two. There is a ropeway to go up and there is a small hotel (very basic) run by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd. The tariff is ranging from 500/- per room per night for Non AC room to Rs.800/- for AC. This cost does not include any meals and taxes. 2 people can share a room and a third one can be added with the extra bed (extra cost).

This I feel is a good option as it will give us a chance to stay right there without any need to travel to the site every day.

Baroda (Vadodara) is very well connected in all ways. It has 4 flights from Bombay (3 jet+1 Indigo) and 3 flights from Delhi (1 Indian + 1 Indigo + 1 Jet). Almost all the trains running between Delhi and Bombay stop at Baroda including both the Rajdhani class trains.

The road between Bombay and Baroda is excellent and one can make it in about 5-6 hours with comfortable speeds via Vapi, Surat, Bharuch straight on NH8.

Baroda weather is generally pleasant in winters and the temp ranges around 25-30 degree Celsius max and about 15-18 degrees min. Only a light jacket can handle the windy outdoors during this time of the year.

Basic meals will be available on site and for foodies - Baroda city can sure offer something nice!!

I can be reached on 09824027674 for any further inputs/assistance. I will be more than happy to offer any kind of help/assistance needed. Also my regular email ID is [email protected] - this gets almost immediate attention.

For more technical details - Gurpreet is an active expert on the forum and has done some basic checking out of the site - I am sure he will be able to answer your queries.

As for logistics - it will be nice if interested pilots can plan in time and inform me so that I can make the necessary ground arrangements.

Looking forward to see you and welcome ye all interested!!

Captain Rajiv

Re: GUJARAT FLYING FESTIVAL ???

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:50 am
by goanil
Great stuff, Rajiv. :)

What time and where do we meet up in Baroda, to leave for the site ? I wil book my tickets accordingly.

thanks,

anil