World of the Flying Bull
Hi! This is Venugopal Warrior aka: the Flying bull. Actually I got this
name thanks to OldCock our head instructor, due to the fact that the grass
on our slopes at Virar was disappearing without a trace and I seemed to
be putting on a lot of weight.
Well I am an electrician by trade and I go Paragliding every weekend and
whenever required as I happen to help out with the training in the WPA
as well. I have been flying from October 1996, after having a very limited
training from a Korean instructor who thought that basic training meant
just picking up the wing, running down the hill and leaving the rest up
to his signals. There was no refinement at all in his training. He got
us doing that over and over without telling us about the finer points
about free flight. Then I started my training under the Oldcock and the
WPA, after which I think that only place to go is UP, UP and away. I still
remember my first individual flight in which Oldcock and me went up the
hill and after he took off, I remember my backside scratching for a flight
and I unpacked my Bomb, laid it out, strapped in, ran like the Devil was
after me and took off (all this after a break of almost 6 months). Then
I started screaming like hell to gain his (Oldcocks) attention for
getting down. After that it was an uphill task to learn to soar, but slowly
I seem to be getting the hang of it.
My other hobbies are Motorcycles and Automobiles.