India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has implemented new rules for powered hang gliders to enhance safety and security The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has implemented new regulations regarding operations and security of powered hang gliders.
The move is being seen in context of the terror attack on Israel by Hamas operatives using these very powered hang gliders.
The terrorists were seen using these powered hang gliders to cross over the border and land into highly civilian neighborhoods where none were expecting any terror attack.
According to the updated regulations, no individual is permitted to operate a Powered Hang Glider without proper authorization from a DGCA-approved examiner or instructor. . The examiner or instructor shall be a person who has done 50 hours on Powered Hang Glider and has at least 10 hours on dual machine.
It has also been directed that no powered hang gliders shall have any remote sensing apparatus, weapon or video recording equipments till the India’s Ministry of Home Affairs gives permission for it.