Parafest 3-5th June 2016 UK Paramotor Fly-in Festival & Trade Show

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PARAFEST 2016 – An event not to be missed

Parafest is the UK’s only trade exhibition for paragliding and paramotor aviation.
Manufacturers, dealers and schools will be attending with their full range for display and demo.
You can meet the experts and ask your questions to the people who know the answers.

Based in North Wales for its country central location, its close proximity to some great paragliding sites and with a field reserved for paramotor flying pilots will enjoy breathtaking views along the North Wales coast into Snowdonia National Park and beyond.
Whether you’re a seasoned pilot, a new pilot or a wannabee pilot Parafest has it all in one great location, close to the coast and surrounded by the natural beauty of North Wales.

Hang glider pilots, powered or unpowered, this is also for you. It’s all foot launched flying fun.

Parfaits field is just a 5 minute flight from the coast. With its smooth sea breeze and big sandy beaches the coastline is a paramotor pilot’s paradise.
You can follow the coastline from Talacre beach with its deserted lighthouse, past the holiday towns of Prestatyn, Rhyl and Abergele all the way to Llandudno and its pier.
Fly over the Great Orme and give a wave to the skiers and toboggan riders on the dry slope or you can fly inland to the summit of Snowdon, less than 30 miles away as the paramotor flies. From the coast to the flatlands or into the mountains, Parafest has it all.

You will need a ticket to enter, to purchase tickets and for more information follow the link to the organisers website: http://www.parafest.co.uk

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Trade Exhibitors Expected:

Parajet, Paramania, Bulldog, Custom Air Conception, Bailey, CM paramotors, Dudek, Fairhaven, Nirvana, Ozone, PAP, Scout, Uk Airsports, Airways, BHPA, Scout, Typhoon Bikes, Nene Valley Paramotors, Northern Skys Paramotoring, Manchester Paragliders, MWPC, Wings for you, TAG, Flylight Airsports.

 


 

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the 2015 Coupe Icare is upon us 17th-20th September

The 42nd COUPE ICARE will welcome you happily in St Hilaire du Touvet – Lumbin from September 17-20, 2015.

The world’s greatest free flight encounter, packed with emotion, audacity, creativity, fantasy, thrills and laughter, colour and dreams and an unflinching passion for flying

http://www.coupe-icare.org/GB_home.html

Parafest 2015 : 12-14th June PG, PPG, MTB possibly UK’s Biggest Event

PARAFEST 2015 – An event not to be missed

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This summer a brand new flying show and social event for the paragliding and paramotoring community is hitting the UK calendar.

Situated in a picturesque country-central location and in the landing fields of the popular paragliding site Llangollen, North Wales will be Parafest 2015.

The camp and showground are at the base of Llangollen hill and there are plenty of other free-flying sites in the surrounding area that are within easy driving distance. We also have a flying field for paramotors and plenty of unrestricted airspace.

With paramotor and paragliding trader’s and schools exhibiting, a market area, kids zone, chainsaw carving, other sideshow attractions, caterers, all- weekend camping and a bar with live music in the marquee on Friday and Saturday nights Parafest 2015 will be a weekend to remember whatever the weather.

more info on Parafest Website

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41st Coupe Icare 18th to 21st September 2014

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The 41st COUPE ICARE will welcome you happily in St Hilaire du Touvet – Lumbin from September 18-21, 2014.

The world’s greatest free flight encounter, packed with emotion, audacity, creativity, fantasy, thrills and laughter, colour and dreams and an unflinching passion for flying… announces its programme for this Fall:

http://www.coupe-icare.org/GB_home.html

A Trade Fair uniting over 200 worldwide manufacturers and other enterprises specialized in ultra light air sports des sports: paragliding, paramotor, hang gliding, ULM, sky diving….

Over 5000 m² of trade fair grounds are covered.

 

Aerobatic shows by hang glider and paraglider pilots
Acrobatic sailplane
ULM and gyro demos
Pulma and paramotors
Kites and boomerang
Icarobatix : a paramotor challenge among the world’s top pilots
Evolution of collectable aircraft : Bücker and team REVA
Parachuting and wingsuit
Air Force acrobatic team demo
Paraglider manufacturers demos
Thursday and Friday free days for pilots

 

World famous contest of costumed hang glider and paraglider pilots: exciting, hilarious, original, fantastically creative and daring

APCO release the slimline bullet riser to reduce drag

The bullet riser shown left has been designed to produce a reduced area to the direction of travel and airflow.

 

APCO state:

Bullet Riser – a revolutionary design of riser. (In the best APCO tradition thinking outside the box)

The riser which will set the future design for the industry – reduction of riser drag by 80% and more.
Its drop shaped branches produce only a fraction of the drag produced by regular risers. It is still made from the same 25mm. width webbing, butshaped into a tear drop profile – easy to understand and handle.

See the photos comparing the 2 risers and their frontal areas – on the left bullet riser, right side regular riser –
no further comments required! – A truly intelligent design.

It is a very effective way of improving performance without sacrificing safety, handling and integrity of the wing.

We like the idea and see its another step towards the future of flying.

more info: http://www.apcoaviation.com/infowindow.asp?link=products/paragliders/misc/bullet/bullet.asp

 

New Vario from Digifly simply called ‘Air’

This sweet looking vario has a long list of features. GPS, G-meter, compass, GSM tracker, 5D visualisation, bluetooth, micro sd.

After three years of development, Italian style dressed by Daniel Valsesia, Digifly is pleased to introduce:
AIR, conceived for competitors, it is the new top of the line, high-resolution displayintegrated vario.

Its shape is optimized to the maximum strength; his display offers the best visibility also in bright light conditions and his four big operative keys ensure the best accessibility even wearing big gloves.

The Digifly AIR is sold in a single full functions version, with only two optional choices:
1) hang gliding pilots can ask for the installation of the optional pitot tube
2) whoever can ask for the installation of the optional GSM-GPRS module needed for the internal Live Tracking, although this is not essential, as the Digifly AIR is equipped with a 4th generation Bluetoothprocessor able to communicate with every current mobile device, e.g. a smartphone on which you can install, for free, the Live Tracking app XC Soar.

more info: http://www.digifly.com

New Mini Vario – Fairhaven Micro Vario

 

 

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The Fairhaven Micro Vario has tiny proportions yet still big on features. This tiny 15g vario 35mm x 35mm features a built in rechargeable battery that can be charged via a USB. There is a headphone port which makes it ideal for Paragliding and really suitable for PPG with an engine tick over while finding your thermal. Adjustable sensitivity. Loud external speaker. Velcro strapped to your wrist, risers, harness which ever your preference.

more info from http://www.altivario.com

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Discuss this on The Paramotor Forum
http://www.paramotorforum.co.uk

TAV-1000 Vario from Tirante A

http://www.tirantea.com.br/tirantea/Pagina.do?idSecao=21

Tirante A – Adventure Instruments is a high technology company focused on Adventure Sports Instruments. Our target is provide pleasure, safety and control to all kind of Adventure Sport lovers through the development and manufacturing of state of art devices. We always encourage an ecologic conscience and believe that nature and adventure must be harmoniously linked.

The company name “Tirante A” means A-Riser in Portuguese and it was chosen because A-Risers are a very important paraglider part used to take-off and accelerate the glider.
We are strategically located at Paraiba’s Valey in Brazil near to Mantiqueira Mountain Range where we can easily find several options to test and improve our products.

Tirante A is inside a Technology Park with a great enviroment for innovation, new products development and growth.

 

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