On April 21st, I have a change to visit my friends guntur and met his newly wedded wife, Ita, guntur’s hometown is Malang. Malang is a wonderful city in east java province which has a lot of beautiful scenery of hills and mountain. fresh air. cold water. hot water. and delicious food.
Malang also has a lot of tourism places. I used to goes to Malang for a school vacation since I was in the primary school, and after I became a student in a university I used to goes there to get some fresh air after spending sometime to study.
How to go there,
From Surabaya, the capital city of east java province, you can ride a bus, it is only cost about Rp. 20.000; or you can go with train from Gubeng Station. another option is by car, it is faster and saver. Hehehhee….
Paralayang (English: paragliding) is a free-flying sport using a fabric wing which made from parachute, which took off with the foot for the purpose of recreation or competition. The pilot sits in abelt (harness) that hangs below the fabric wing shape is determined by the rope and the pressure of air entering vents in the front wing. This sport began to emerge at around the 1950’s.
I knew the sports Paralayang since 2004, when I was visited Batu, one of Malang hills and now became a City. Batu city is located in a highland, and one of the tourism place is paralayang in a Banyak Mountain.
at that time,I was afraid to try it, and did not have enough of money to pay it. hehehehe,,,,,,, So I just watched people’s fly and thinking when I’m going to able to do that.
and now is the time to try it.
at first, I go to Banyak Mountain from malang city with guntur and his wife, to go to paralayang places you can ride a car or motor cycle. after that I registered to one of the pilot and he will prepare everything.
Learn to Fly
after I was prepared, helped by the pilot, I was asked to stand in front of him and ready to run towards to ravine in front of me.. Wow !!!!!
I thought that I was gonna be placed behind him, but it’s NOT. and i have to run for a take off towards a ravine,,,,, this is hard for a beginner to run towards a ravine. can you imagine that !!!
it was so thrilling for me,,,
I’m not afraid of height but to run to the ravine, is like a suicide,,,,
oh my God… that word come out of my mouth everytime.
the pilot said, “it’s Okay”
and we wait for the wind to blow….
so when he (the pilot) says that he ready, I have to runs, because we have to wait for the right wind to fly us…
and this is it,,,
the moment is come, and the Pilot said. “OK… RUN !!!!”
hah ?!!! OMG…OMG…OMG…. after a few minutes
and I fly….
Up in the air
after a few moment to take off, I was surprised that I AM FLYING !!!!
WOOAAA…… I’M FLYING !!!!!
that what’s I screamed all the time..
the pilot was laughing. he also realize that this is my first time doing paralayang.
we tried some style like swing style and manuver style, and it was awesome !!!!
well guys, if you want to try to push your adrenaline, you can try paralayang in Batu City, Malang, East Java.
have a nice trip.
this is the information about the Batu Paralayang.