How to promote tourism in your constituency? Mysore MP skydives from 13,000 feet

Pratap Simha, the BJP's first-time 38-year-old MP from Mysore, decided on a pretty unique way to promote tourism in his constituency. By jumping out of a plane at 13,000 feet at the Mysore Airport.

 How to promote tourism in your constituency? Mysore MP skydives from 13,000 feet

Photo courtesy: Pratap Simha's Facebook wall

"When I boarded the four-seater Cessna aircraft and reached the desired height for the jump, it was a bit scary. But, when I took the plunge and floated in the air, it turned out to be my lifetime experience. The dive was beyond belief and enormously thrilling," he told CNN-IBN after completing the dive.

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Photo courtesy: Pratap Simha's Facebook wall

The journalist-turned-MP has told the Hindu that he's the only MP in the present Lok Sabha to have undertaken this task and was accompanied by instructor from the US.

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Photo courtesy: Pratap Simha's Facebook wall

 

Simha has said he was trying to promote tourism in his constituency and he's hoping the jump will provide a boost to the sky diving service that has been started at the Mysore airport since April 2015. Well, this may just help.

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Photo courtesy: Pratap Simha's Facebook wall

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Updated Date: Sep 29, 2015 17:05:10 IST