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Act Sky Fest 2015 (24th Dec), Hyderabad

The second day of ACT Fibernet Skyfest 2015 on Thursday bore a festive look as more and more people poured in to enjoy the fest and carnival experience. More than ten thousand people visited Sky Fest on its second day on Thursday. It was a public holiday, so many people turned up at Sky Fest.

People enjoyed Para Jumping by Akash Ganga, Hot Air Balloon Joy Rides, Street Carnival experience and acts, Adventure games, shopping experience.

9 airmen flew in one helicopter from Begumpet and sky dived into the stadium.

This was my best jump out of 400 jumps i had in the last four years, because my family members are in the audience said Ft Lt. Rahul Jha, team leader of Akash Ganga which has done Para Jumping. Rahul who is from Ranchi married to a city girl Shalini, who is also a Flight Lieutenant in Air Force.

More than 400 people booked for Joy Ride of Hot Air Balloons on Thursday.

A batch of 30 people tried Hot Air Balloon experience on Thursday. It was held at Treasure Island early in the morning.

However, the Hot Air Balloon Safari Long Ride couldn’t take place due to unfavourable wind condition on Friday morning. The pilots after reviewing the wind condition called off the ride. Normally 8 knots wind speed is considered to be favourable, but, on Friday the cool winds blew at a speed of 12 knots and more.

The hot air balloon safari of forty five minutes has been offering a unique experience to people to see hidden places, breathtaking terrain and traditional local villages from a very unique perspective. It allows its passengers to capture Hyderabad in a bird’s eye view. Patience and flexibility is the name of the hot air ballooning game. Your flight date may change on account of mother nature, even while you are standing in the launch field. The pilot wants to fly as much as you do, but, the safety of yourself is the top priority said Paul of Sky Waltz.

The best time to have a Hot Air Balloon Safari is early morning and evenings, he said.

Good thing about Hot Air Balloon Safari is like standing beside a campfire. When you fly especially in winter mornings and evenings it will give you the most memorable experience, he said.

Giving some guidelines, he said, most of the times, passengers stand in the basket. There wont be a seating place. Hence suggested to wear a good athletic sneakers. The safari is very safe. The basket is steady, even if you people on board shuffle around.

You can even click pics. Landings are likely to be a wee bit bumpy. You may need to lean, squat or otherwise contribute to ensure the basket’s cushiest lading possible. Just listen pilots instructions and follow. You will enjoy, he said.

The Rapper Badshah concert held on Thursday night. More than 4000 people witnessed the performance. Later Dil Dhadakne Dho film was screened. Nearly 750 people watched the film.

Watching mid night movies was something new to the city. Watching movies is routine, but watching midnight movies that too watching offbeat movies is a really a crazy idea said Nirupama, a visitor.

I only read about them, but i got to watch one Bahubali Hindi Wednesday night on 38x20 LED. It was really fun and thrilling experience to watch a movie in such a large screen and in open air set up, she said.

Five offbeat movies are planned at the fest. These include: Dil Dhadakne Dho on 24th, Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari on 25th, Bajrangi Bhaijaan on 26th and Srimanthudu on 27th.

The nocturnal cinema consumption rose up and vanished in the past. They had great influence on the people. They are no more available.

With just Rs 250/- the offer is a steal you cannot afford to miss. You don’t get opportunities like this to watch movies in such an ambience of a stadium and also have a social interaction said Jagadish Ramadugu, Organising Secretary of Sky Fest. Instead of watching them in theaters and laptops, it is a great experience watching them in the Gachibowli stadium. We promise, these will be a best movie experiences which you should look forward to.

It will be treasure trove in your memory bank you will cherish for life time, he said. .

Cykul displayed high end bicycles. A top end bicycle on display was Surly all terrain bicycle which costs Rs 2.3 lakhs. They have also provided bicycles on rent. There was a craze for Tendum
Bicycle as two together can ride this bicycle. Mostly Father and Son, Father and Daughter, Wife and Husband seen riding this bicycle. The cycle was made available on rent for Rs 150/. for half an hour. Other bicycles were also available on rent for Rs 100/- for half an hour.

Many visitors seen buying multifunctional smuffs and headwear.

Twenty Two different Carnival acts were held. These include Street Magic and Illusion acts, Juggling, Acts by Michael Jackson look alike, B-Boers, Hip-Hop Dance, Jumping Rope, Indian Carnival Dance, Silk Show, Lazeum, Acrobats, Salsa Dance, Roller Balance, Clown Acts, Fire Dance, Mascots Acts and Carnival Parade.

Street magic, Selfie Competition, Nail Art, Balloon Twister, Tattoo, Hip-Hop boys engaged the visitors.

A dance competition was organised for college students. Ten colleges have performed dances. Badruka College students performed a horror dance.

Ready to race has displayed KTM bikes, which many youth found interesting to take selfies with the bike.

Friday being Holiday, more people are expected to visit Sky Fest, informed Jagadish Ramadugu.
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