Paramania pilot and paramotor photographer / movie maker Glenn Tupper has set out an ambitious task to produce a world wide movie depicting exactly what is paramotoring to us all. Launched on paramotor facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/groups/paramotor/) his project entitled ‘Without Borders’ is calling for your video footage from 2011. The aim is to edit all the footage into one continuous movie.
We wish him the best of luck.
To Learn more and Upload your videos go to:
The Parabatix Sky Racers are back! For a special edition of Parabatix called Icarobatix that will be held high in the Rhone Alps in association with the largest free flight festival in the world ‘The Coupe Icare‘ an event that attracts around 30,000 people over the weekend.
Six of the highest placed Sky Racers will battle it out in a two day Sky Race for the Icare trophy!
So come and watch this spectacular aerial extravaganza Friday (warm up), Saturday & Sunday mornings (10:30am to 12:30pm) at the top take off of St Hilaire.
A simple race, without many setbacks for the pilot, based on the pleasure of flying, where the pilot has time to take off, not being nervous, no stress, a wide window with a clear objective race, with an outlet defined and the same time for all pilots, marked with beacons, being able to use the GPS, mobile phone and all the possible technologies for the pilot to have all the possibilities.
Race is a test of speed. It’s about doing different rounds of different mileages and difficulties, different routes well marked with beacons, starting and finishing at the same airfield (if weather permits). There will be good access for picking up, if a pilot decided to leave the race by engine problems or other causes.
With the possibility of trying to beat the world speed record in the form triangle 25, 50 and 100 km. The whole design of this race is based on, take off our airfield around Baza and reach or turn around other airfields in the area, either for refueling or safety.
THE RACE WE’LL BE GOVERNED BY THE “FAI” RULES (International Aeronautical Federation).
After the great success of the famous THOR 100cc paramotor engine, Polini hasn’t stopped its creativity and he is ready to present the new THOR 200cc engine.
It’s a 2 stroke compact and light engine, designed to meet so many requests coming from people who love this sport, anxious to use a new propulsor with more performing features, faster and more reliable.
THOR 200 is a concentrate of technology; it uses the best technical solutions to grant safety and reliability being also easy to start thanks to the new Flash Starter system.
Polini will present in preview the brand new THOR 200cc paramotor at the “Coupe Icare Expo 2011” the most important show for the paragliding market, in program at Sain Hilaire du Touvet, Rhone Alpes French department, from September 22nd to 25th. You are welcome to discover the new THOR 200 !
The great Essex Fly-in is being held at Baldwinds Farm Barling Essex the weekend of 24th, 25th and 26th June 2011
Over the weekend there will be a number of trade stand’s present so far confirmed to me are:
Bailey Aviation new V5 lightweight Paramotor + Ozone demo wings
Bulldog Paramotor’s + Dudek demo wings
Custom Air Paramania / X-Generation / Kobra Paramotor’s + the new Kobra Wings
UKPPG EC Extreme / Flat Top + Accessories
There is plenty of camping and parking, toilets sorry no showers though although if the tides in ya can jump in the river should you wish.
We are not charging for camping or flying etc but we will have two tins for donations, to the farmer and the local childrens hospice. Refreshments will be available Tea/Coffee burger’s etc bacon roll’s £1.80 Mmmmmm.
We are having a BBQ Sat night so bring your own Beer Wine Etc
The event is for everyone new or old to the sport there is no minimum hours required to fly and there will be one or two instructors about over the weekend so if you intereasted in taking up the sport this is the ideal time to come along and talk to people about it. We are hoping to have some fun and games over the weekend and are aiming for a friendly fun atmosphere so dont be shy come on down!!!!
This post code SS3 0LN will take you to the entrance of the farm, as you come along Litttle Wakering Rd there is a Nursery called Little Rascal’s along side of the nursery you will find the drive way to the farm its fairly long and fairly bumpy, PLEASE NO SPEEDING 5mph.
You will be able to get onsite from 2pm Friday 24th if there are people who want to arrive later than 8pm let me know please so we can keep gates open for you.
You can arrive on site Sat & Sun from 6am.
No flying until you recieve a briefing
If the weathers good this is going to be a fantastic event so don’t miss it.
Parajet are having an Open Day on Saturday 16th July. The day includes:
The day will include:
- Paramotor Clinic – so existing Parajet owners can bring their paramotors for a once over (by appointment)
- BBQ Lunch
- Talks by Gilo Cardozo (Founding Director – research & development progression and future direction), Dean Eldridge (Parajet Team Pilot)
- Test-Flights of all Parajet models (by appointment)
- Flying Demonstrations
- Factory Tour
Booking and enquiries contact: email@example.com
Time: 1030 unitl 1700hrs
Date: 16th of July 2011
Location: Unit 10, Chldicott Barns, Semley, Dorset, SP7 9AW
You are more than welcome to fly in, please email for GPS co-ordinates.
SkySchool MD Alex Ledger is an avid Military Historian and ever since he learned to Paramotor he has always wanted to fly over the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France…..in July 2010. The trip was a huge success which is why SkySchool plans to return in 2011 between the 17th and 24th July. The Trip is designed for Paramotor pilots who have either sat a SkySchool course or have a minimum of 10 hours.
Guiding: £50 booking fee and then €30 a day. Includes guidance, instruction and a radio. Excludes kit, fuel, oil, accommodation, flights, food etc. The pilot will need to supply their own equipment.
Guiding and Kit: £50 booking fee and then €60 a day. Includes a Paramotor, wing, reserve, helmet, headset, transport around the sites, a radio and guidance/instruction. Excludes kit, fuel, oil, accommodation, transport to France, food etc.
Other costs which are not included are transport to France, accommodation, food and insurance. All fuel and oil costs are the responsibility of each pilot however SkySchool will supply fuel cans. Pilots driving over with their own equipment should take the ferry to either Caen or Ouistreham. Some pilots may wish to share vehicles to lower costs and SkySchool will link other pilots together.
Click here to Visit this SkySchool D-Day page for more information and booking.