Benguet, Philippines – The government of La Trinidad, Benguet eyes opening of paragliding and paramotor activities in January 2023.
This, the local officials said, is after safety concerns and other security matters raised by the stakeholders are addressed.
On Monday, November 21, the Philippine Information Agency – Benguet reported the recently held paragliding test flight in Mount Yangbew yielded positive result.
Currently, La Trinidad Tourism Officer Valred Olsim said they are conducting a consultation with concerned stakeholders.
Aside from Mount Yangbew, the proponent Northside Air Flying Sports Center of the Philippines targets to likewise open paragliding in Tawang and in the Nature Tower in Beckel.
After resolving security concerns, another test flight might be again be held in December before its eventual opening the following month.
“We just wait, masapul nga maadal nga usto tapnu in place ken safe ti ikasta tayo nga agi-offer idiay additional activity nga diyay. Narigat met nga i-rush tayo ket saan tayo pay a naistudyar nu kasanu,” Olsim stated.
The local government will soon release its official advisory once it is prepared to accept clients.
Flights, according to the tourism officer, may be limited to 15 to 20 a day to ensure the clients’ security.
As to the paragliding rate, no amount was announced as of yet however, Olsim disclosed the Northside Air Flying Sports Center of the Philippines collects P4,000 to P5,000 paragliding fee in their operations in Nueva Vizcaya.
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