BANGKOK, Sept 28 – A paramotoring fanatic in northern Thailand has taken to the skies to assist ship urgently want provides to folks lower off by floods.
Thrill-seeker Vichai Tiyasan, 38, has been motoring over waterlogged lands to drop off dry meals and important gadgets in Sukhothai, one in every of 30 provinces impacted by floods previously week.
Footage of his ultralight aviation endeavors have been shared extensively on social media.
“The flood covers most areas of Sukhothai province. The situation is worse comparing to the past years,” Vichai instructed Reuters by telephone.
A paramotor, also called a powered paraglider, contains a back-mounted metallic body with a propeller pushed by a petrol-fueled motor resembling a large family fan. The pilot can steer it utilizing brake toggles which might be just like that of a parachutist.
At the very least six folks died and two have been lacking within the floods, in keeping with the catastrophe company, which has additionally issued flood warnings in areas alongside the Chaophraya river, together with the capital Bangkok.
Thailand isn’t any stranger to flooding and in 2011 was hit by its worst floods in half a century, in a disaster that lasted months and noticed lots of of individuals killed, heavy trade devastated and plenty of elements of the capital paralyzed.