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CAA urges paragliders to abide by safety norms

3 Jan 2024 By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), has called on paragliders to abide to safety standards and comply with safe practices to avoid legal accountability.

CAA said in its circular No 1/2024, ‘In the context of streamlining Hang-Gliding permitting procedures in the Sultanate of Oman, the relevant regulations have been updated, an exposition guidance has been established and ratified a cooperation agreement between the Omani Aviation Sports Committee (OASC) and the International Association of Hang-Gliding Pilots and Instructors (APPI) to share all updated educational resources, pilot licensing, and trainer preparation.’

Additionally, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Civil Aviation Authority and the Omani Committee for Air Sports to regulate recreational aviation activities, as well as the preparation of a training policy document.

The authority emphasises the importance of adhering to safety regulations and standards, and urges compliance with safe practices. It will take legal action in the event of any detected violations.

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