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Nepalese Skydivers Jump Solo for the First Time in Pokhara

Everest Skydive in partnership with private domestic airline company Tara Air, have launched skydiving in Pokhara. Test flights were conducted successfully yesterday and today at Pokhara’s Chhine Danda. Skydivers flying on Tara Air’s Pilatus Porter aircraft leaped from 14,000 feet and landed at the site of the Pokhara International Airport ( under construction). First day’s (1st Nov 2010) action saw Everest Skydive’s main organizer and co-ordinator, Mr. Suman Pandey and Wendy Smith, plus officials from Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation taking the leap. On 2nd Nov,  three Nepalese skydivers, Phul Bahadur Tamang, Bibek Pandey & Dik Bahadur Khirsina jumped […]
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Face to Face with Klaus Leo Michael Gachter

Klaus Leo Michael Gachter from United States is no stranger to Nepal. He has been to Nepal several times and had visited Khumbu thirty years for the rebuilding of the Tengboche Monastery. According to him he was amazed to find changes in Khumbu since his last visit. Klaus, who is in his 70s, jumped tandem from a height of 21,000 feet & 27,000 feet during the recently held Everest Skydive event  at Shyangboche drop zone. He is one of the oldest Everest Skydive member to skydive from this height. We salute this adventurous soul and hope to see him at […]
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Everest Skydive – May 2010, Shyangboche DropZone

The event went as follows: 16th May, 2010 – 1 lift Test jumps for Everest Skydive 2010 were performed at Shyangboche at 9:35 AM (local time). 1 solo and 2 tandem jumps were made from above 20,000 ft. Wendy Smith (New Zealand) jumped solo from 27,000 ft, while Bibek Pandey (Nepal) made a tandem jump with tandem master Tom Noonan (USA). Likewise Ful Man Tamang (Nepal) too jumped tandem with Dr. Ryan Jackson (UK). 17th May, 2010 – 2 lifts The jumps were held at 8:15 AM (local time). First Lift – James Robert (UK) & Ryan Jackson made test […]
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