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A brief history of Paragliders Malaysia

Background

Paragliders Malaysia was established in 2014 as a not-for-profit social enterprise with the goal to help develop and create an equitable access to paragliding sport for youth across the country especially from suburban areas. Hitherto, it has transformed from a mere informational webpage into a full-fledged e-commerce website offering tandem flight reservation, equipment purchase and insurance registrations.

It is a social enterprise founded by Yusmar Yahaya and supported by likeminded paragliding pilots with common interests and goals. You can reach our team at info@paragliding.my for any enquiries.

Moving Forward

Technology is the catalyst to growth and the most efficient tool to reach our audience for closing the gaps between pilots and likeminded enthusiasts that are located sporadically in Malaysia. From time to time, you will see more online tools developed at this website to execute the goals and hopefully in the near future we will launch our own mobile app for iPhone & Android devices.

Social Media

We’re active on social media platforms for discussions at Facebook Group and you are invited to join the group where we openly share event happenings, trip planning or any other flying related matters. Our Facebook group is at : https://facebook.com/groups/paraglidersmalaysia

Insurance Coverage

**update** : as of 2021 we are no longer providing insurance coverage or registrations, due to very low participation from local pilots and site operators are not registering their tandem passengers to the insurance program.

A brief history of PGMY

June 2022
Tandem Booking System

Tandem paragliding booking system that will automatically notify the site operator and arranges the logistics, to improve and promote the sport. It's a pilot empowerment initiative, because the payments are made directly to the pilot.

Nov 2021
Implemented Pilot Directory system

A self-managed pilot directory system with an automatically generated QR code for each pilot that they could print as sticker for helmets, harness or ID card that anyone could scan and display the pilot's information immediately.

Apr 2020 - Dec 2021
Covid-19 Temporary Suspension (2 years)

We're doing our part to curb the spread of Covid-19 and assisting the Government's efforts for a nationwide immunisation program, by suspending all activities during the Pandemic until it is declared as Endemic by the Govt.

January 2019
Launched the PGMY training products

Officially launched the training programs starting with locations in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Terengganu and Kedah.

October 2018
Insurance with P&O

The insurance package's underwriter changed to Pacific & Orient Insurance Co. Berhad in order to include wider range of coverage and more affordable premiums for student pilots and tandem passengers.

June 2017
Launched the PGMY tandem products

Tandem flight offers for locations around Malaysia starting with Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Sabah.

March 2017
Launched paragliding insurance

Malaysia's first and the only insurance plan specifically created for paragliding sport was launched, signed with TuneProtect Re Ltd and Lonpac Insurance was chosen as the underwriter.

Aug 2015
Co-founded MSAF Paragliding Bureau

Co-founded the Paragliding Bureau/Committee under MSAF for improving internal organisational and operational structure to manage pilot licensing, training programs and created the sport's development blueprint for Malaysia.

 

February 2014
PGMY was established.

Paragliders Malaysia was officially formed and its 10-year roadmap blueprint was drawn for implementation.

January 2013
www.paragliders.my

Inception of the initiative and its website, loosely managed as weekend hobby and as an outlet to host the dealership information for paramotor and paragliding equipments.