The Bir Billing in Himachal is known for its natural beauty and the best paragliding site in the country and perhaps in the world also. It is already a well known site in the world but now again it would be the main attraction in 2015. After hosting Paragliding Pre-World Cup successfully at Bir-Billing last year, it has now got the opportunity to host the Paragliding World Cup by the Paragliding World Cup Association, France in 2015. Himachal Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma, who is also Chairman of the Billing Paragliding Association, informed that this would be for the first time in the history of the country that the world cup would be organised in the country. The World Cup would be held from October 24 to 31, next year in which around 150 top ranked pilots of the world would participate, besides 500 free flying pilots. He said it is a great achievement for the hill state to host the first ever Paragliding World Cup in the country. The state had already organised paragliding pre-world cups thrice and last year, it made a bid for organising the World Cup.
Attractions during World Cup
Different kinds of activities would be organised to add attraction to the competition which includes Acrow Show in air and hot ballooning and live trekking system facility would be introduced during the event to ensure safety of pilots and help in fast retrieve and rescue, in case of any emergency, told Sudhir Sharma. He said elaborate arrangements would be made by the state government and the association for successful organisation of the event. The takeoff and landing sites would be ready by the end of this year and rest infrastructure by March, 2015. Sudhir Sharma added that this event would boost the sports and tourism activities in the state and international participants, pilots and other visitors would also be able to witness the majestic beauty of the valley.