This document is an extension to the Terms & Conditions document.
General Terms and Conditions
Buttorfleoge Adventure Services India LLP via ParaBooking.com offers the service of tandem paragliding flights. The company uses experienced, state-licensed tandem pilots who have rich experience of the region and micro climatic conditions that develop in the mountains, ridges and the valley. Each tandem pilot who carries out a flight is a legally responsible contractual partner for transportation of the passenger to the take-off site and for the tandem paragliding flight. The liability, responsibility and all services performed are the sole responsibility of the state-tested, licensed pilots who have been booked by ParaBooking.com.
The Tandem Passenger declares hereby that his participation in a paragliding tandem flight is only because of his personal interest. The execution and course of the flight will be determined by the pilot depending on the weather conditions. Before the start of the flight, the Tandem Passenger (in the case of a child, a legal guardian or an adult escort) must carefully read the indemnity and confirm his agreement by accepting the terms of this indemnity bond.
Immediately before take-off, the Tandem Passenger will receive instructions from the pilot about the take-off procedure. If the Tandem passenger does not understand the instructions or is unable, for some other reason, to follow the instructions, he must inform the pilot immediately and ask the pilot to repeat the briefing.
The flight duration is always dependent on weather conditions and the desired style or type of flight. Thus, it is not possible to guarantee a standardised flight time and duration. The flight route, the landing place and the flight time may be changed at any time on account of safety or operational considerations. The Tandem Passenger does not have any claim for compensation of any kind as a result of such changes.
The passenger must immediately follow the instructions of the pilot at all times. The passenger will receive a theoretical introduction before take-off, either in perosn, or through a pre-recorded video available on this website. If these instructions are not followed during the take-off, flight, and landing, the safety of the pilot and passenger can be endangered. In spite of all appropriate precautions, accidents can occur in paragliding. Our highest goal is to minimise this risk as much as possible.
The pilot can also refuse to allow the passenger to participate in flight operations if the passenger ignores his instructions. If the passenger acts in contravention of these requirements, he no longer has any claim on completion of the tandem flight, and any claim for refund of the flight fees is thereby void. In the case of personal injury caused by not following instructions, the passenger bears the liability. For intentional or grossly negligent damage to the pilot’s equipment or the property of a third party, the liability will have to be borne by the passenger.
The pilot may adjust seating position of the passenger and may have to fix the harness for which the pilot may assist/move the passenger within the harness. Passengers must not consider that touch as inappropriate. The same will be demonstrated in a briefing video.
The passenger declares herewith explicitly that he is physically and mentally healthy and confirms that he considers himself to be capable of handling the stresses of the flight. If there is any uncertainty about the passenger’s flight capability, the passenger must, without fail, notify the tandem pilot before the flight.
The pilot must be informed before the flight in the case of:
- Limitations on the passenger’s ability to move freely.
- Unhealthy conditions of the heart, back or blood pressure
- Susceptibility to any kind of sea sickness
- Mental defects/malfunctions (drug addiction, consciousness impairments) within the last 12 months
- Alcohol consumption and use of strong medications within the last 12 hours
The tandem passenger is obliged to be dressed for the paragliding tandem flight in suitable clothing (weather and wind resistant, can get dirty), ankle-high, solid hiking boots, gloves and sunglasses.The pilots of ParaBooking.com will provide tandem flight helmets and flying equipment.
To satisfy all claims of passengers according to the liability regulations of the State law, ParaBooking.com has received an optional insurance policy with ASC360. ParaBooking.com disclaims all liability for claims as the liability is of the Insurance Company. Articles brought along on tandem flights (specifically money, cellphones, cameras, glasses and other valuable items) must be secured/stored appropriately by the passenger before leaving for the take-off site.. ParaBooking.com assumes no liability if such items are lost or damaged. The tandem pilots of ParaBooking.com cannot be held responsible for damages or accidents that occur on the way to and from the take-off site and agreed-upon meeting places.
Exclusion from or limitation of liability applies, accordingly, for employees, self-employed tandem pilots and representatives of ParaBooking.com
A damage compensation obligation for pilots of ParaBooking.com only exists insofar as damages are caused by grossly negligent or intentional actions/omissions on the part of the tandem pilot. The liability of the carrier is limited to the objects accompanying the passenger up to the maximum amount covered by the contracted insurance policy.
Right to use of photo and video material
The passenger agrees that all photos and video recordings made during the tandem flight can be used by ParaBooking.com without limitations. The copyright for such material belongs to ParaBooking.com
Cancellation rights and costs
Please note that, even in the case of an agreed-upon flight time, the passenger has no right to demand the completion of any specific length of the tandem flight if the dynamic change in weather conditions do not allow this to be done safely and rather results in a short landing. Also, in case of delay in take-off, there will be no right to claim damages, refunds, or the reimbursement of any other costs. Cancellations on account of weather conditions do not require an objective justification– the subjective impression of the responsible pilot is sufficient and final.
- If parts of these Terms and Conditions of Business for ParaBooking.com are invalid, this will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the T&C. An invalid provision will be replaced by the provision that comes closest to the context and intent of the original provision.
- By paying the invoice amount, by orally agreeing to a transportation order or by buying a flight ticket, the Tandem Passenger has entered into an air carrier contract with the relevant Tandem Pilot of ParaBooking.com. This contract is subject to the State law. The court of jurisdiction and place of fulfillment of all obligations is Himachal Pradesh