Saturday, May 24, 2008

About Space Apple

Space Apple is a paragliding club operating in Virar-Mumbai.
We give paragliding and paramotoring training. We also give parasailing joyrides on the beach at Arnala near Virar. Virar is the last station on the western railway local train.


We are professionals in our field and have several years of experience in paragliding and training. Each of our team members have flown at various locations and in varied weather conditions. Our team has trained several recruits of NDA’s Adventure Cell, have organised demos and training camps for the Indian Air Force, Army, Raigad Military School, Indian Coast Guard. We were invited by Gujarat, Goa, Maharashtra and Kerala Tourism Department for demonstration on various occasions. We have regularly flown our paramotors at the Kite festival of India and organised joy ride camps for corporate houses. On our student list we have a number of foreign students who have learned the basic as well advance paragliding skills from us.

Started paragliding in 1995. In 1998 at the peak of his career he gave up his job and started working from home so that he could devote more time for his hobby of paragliding. He started assisting paragliding clubs as a trainee instructor. Samson has flown several paragliding sites throughout the country. He is an excellent winch operator and paragliding instructor presently heads the operations of Space Apple as a chief instructor.Samson enjoys teaching. He regularly conducts camps and workshops for all age groups, right from six year olds to engineering students. A hands on person with many innovative ideas to tackle problems on hand. He enjoys trekking and camping in the wild and is actively involved in terrestrial sports as well.
Most of the adventure activities are organised during weekends so on weekdays i.e. Monday to Thursday he works for the Business India Group as a correspondent for Auto India.

SIDDARTH D'SILVA Siddarth loves outdoor sports. As a child he often accompanied his father on various adventures trips. At the age of 13 he showed interest in learning paragliding and soon became one of the youngest person in India to fly regularly on weekends. He was featured in the Bournvita advertisement as a young achiever and also appeared in Pogo Amazing Kids Show. He likes flying all kinds of kites - from the Indian fighter kite to four line Para foil stunt kites to traction kites. He is an assisting instructor and an inspiration to the students of Space Apple.