Nestled in japanese Türkiye, Van province has gained recognition for its high-altitude mountains, pristine pure landscapes, and the mesmerizing Lake Van, the biggest soda lake on the earth.
In latest durations, this area nevertheless has captivated the curiosity of paragliders and paramotor pilots in search of thrilling adventures amid breathtaking surroundings.
Van Province, a haven for water sports activities on the magnificent Lake Van and a playground for lovers of climbing, trekking, and snowboarding in its majestic mountains, not too long ago showcased its potential within the realm of airborne sports activities with the “Paragliding and Paramotor Goal Championship” it hosted.
Passionate sky lovers from varied corners of the nation flocked to Van to take part on this championship, organized in collaboration with the Van Governorship, Metropolitan Municipality and the Turkish Air Sports activities Federation.
Right here, they skilled a singular and exhilarating flying expertise, surrounded by the unparalleled vistas of Mount Süphan and the huge expanse of Lake Van.
Taking off from the hilly space within the Ayanis neighborhood, paragliders and paramotor lovers painted the Van skies with vibrant colours and conveyed a powerful message – Van, with its untouched pure magnificence, is destined to change into one of many foremost locations for aerial sports activities sooner or later.
Ahmet Saim Yılmaz, President of the Turkish Air Sports activities Federation, talking to Anadolu Company (AA) likened the gorgeous Van panorama to the well-known vacationer haven of Fethiye in southwestern Muğla province.
“Fethiye is undeniably particular, however Anatolia boasts many such locations, with Van being a chief instance. I got here right here for the primary time and was amazed. Van is an extremely stunning place, for paragliding lovers,” mentioned Yılmaz.
“I invite all paragliding lovers to expertise the magic of Van. The enjoyment of flying right here is unparalleled. Witnessing Van from the air is basically stunning. It has historical and distinctive mountainous terrain.”
Entrance view of paragliders above the Lake Van in Van, japanese Türkiye, Sept. 24, 2023. (AA Photograph)
The director of the 14th Regional Directorate of Meteorology Atakan Çelebi make clear the help offered to paragliders, noting that they use technological units to find out the path of air currents and continually inform paragliders.
“We prolong an invite to all sky lovers to discover Van. They take off from altitudes of two,000 meters (6,561.6 ft) and savor each second. We offer essential wind velocity and path info by way of our units, guaranteeing their flights are secure and pleasant,” Çelebi famous.
Hande Günden, a paraglider hailing from western Izmir, expressed her awe throughout her first go to to Van and described it as an extremely stunning place.
Paragliding lovers are gearing as much as take off for the flying in pictoresque surrounding of the Lake Van in Van, japanese Türkiye, Sept. 24, 2023. (AA Photograph)
“Mount Süphan is behind us, and Lake Van is in entrance. We soar by way of a really fascinating surroundings. There are very good tracks. I’ll attempt to come once more,” Günden informed AA.
Elif Gülşat Keskin, who journeyed from Samsun, shared her pleasant expertise of swimming in Lake Van and flying within the shadows of Mount Süphan. She affirmed her satisfaction with Van and expressed her eagerness to return, highlighting the sheer fantastic thing about the area’s surroundings throughout her flight.
Cevat Sarı, a participant within the championship highlighted the enchanting bays and the placement’s unbelievable juxtaposition in opposition to the mountains.
“Now, we’re right here with athletes from throughout the nation. This place is akin to a mini Fethiye. The bays are enchanting, and flying right here, notably throughout the spring months, guarantees an extremely pleasant journey,” Sarı concluded.