New Ozone Freeride Performance Paramotor Wing

FREERIDE – Dynamic Performance


The FREERIDE brings a new level of agility and dynamic handling to the intermediate-advanced class of PPG wings. This exciting new design delivers the legendary speed, precision, and efficiency of the OZONE VIPER series, plus the handling and agility of the OZONE SLALOM. The mission of the FREERIDE is to elevate excitement without compromising comfort and stability, and it features the dependability and ease of use that our intermediate range wings have become known for. 


Whether you are focused on competitive slalom flying, classic competition, or just carving aggressive lines, the Ozone FREERIDE is a fun and efficient high performance wing that delivers the goods.

In a range of sizes to suit all. From 15m to 23m, From 55kg to 170kg
http://flyozone.com/paramotor/en/products/gliders/freeride/info/

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WOW – The 4th Annual Wings Over Winter Flying Event

Organised by Aviator PPG Florida, this year was the 4th WOW and proving ever more successful. Attracting visitors from all over the world. This one is on my to do list, flying in  Florida USA, the weather looks perfect for PPG.

Message from Aviator PPG “We loved having every one here for our 4th Annual Wings Over Winter event… Special thanks to the City of Lake Wales and all of the locals who made the event so spectacular. We look forward to seeing you all next year!”

Learn to Fly Aviator PPG: http://AviatorPPG.com

Song One: The Hip Abduction: http://thehipabduction.com/
Song Two: Dansonn Beats: https://www.dansonnbeats.com/

Air Conception Nitro XL

One year on and possibly the most influential engine ever released to the paramotor world in recent times. 

The interweb chatter on social media sites, forums and talk on the field is where I hear about the nitro engine. What I hear though is good news, no complaining, just praise. It’s a first for paramotoring as we can be a harsh bunch when new products arrive. 

1st was the pull start Nitro 11.3kg which was later followed by an even more popular electric start nitro at only 11.7kg… What ever next?

Well one year on and Air Conception are here to break new ground again. Using the now well known Nitro engine they have adopted an extraordinary 165cm paramotor frame. Yes you read that right. 1 6 5 cm (1.65m)!! Why so large, why such a jump in size. 


Utilising their alloy delta frame 165cm hoop allows for the fitting of a 150cm prop, not any prop, a high aspect, light weight carbon e-prop using their most efficient blade technology. 

This creates a number of improvements. Greatly improved fuel economy, less noise and increased thrust. Some numbers have been put out from the manufacturer, less than 2lph cruising, reduced noise at level flight from lower rpm, plus a healthy 80kg thrust. E-prop has already been tested to show noise reductions of up to 10db, adding to this the 150cm requires low engine rpm for level flight, then it is sure to be quieter which is great for everyone. 
Air Conception are on a roll this year, launched to stardom with the Nitro, we wait with keen interest to see what they bring next. 

One thing we know of that is next in line is a clutched version of the electric start nitro and already some pilots are queuing.

Manufacturers website http://www.airconception.com 

Parafest 2017 – the UKs Largest Paramotor Show 30th June to 2nd July


Now in its third year, Parafest has become the ‘must go to’ event in every pilots calendar. 

Parafest 2017 dates are confirmed as June 30 – July 2 at Caerwys, the same spectacular site on the North Wales coast as Parafest 2016. 
Everyone is equally welcome. Paramotors, Paragliders, hang gliders, powered hang gliders, SSDR, non pilots and children. More emphasis has been put on the non flying entertainment for 2017 to give Parafest its family friendly festival feel and we will have a full line-up of entertainment for adults and children alike. The camping fields will be open from the weekend before the festival starts (June 24) so you can arrive early, grab the best pitch and enjoy what Wales has to offer.
The GREAT news is that the powered pilots can use the massive field next to the festival site!

The many North Wales paragliding sites are also within easy driving distance from the festival and we have experienced local pilots offering details and site briefs to visiting pilots. One of the hills can be seen from the festival site and if conditions allow pilots will be able to glide back and land at Parafest. 
The two most important things for a festival have already been booked, the stage and the bar.

The line-up is growing fast – Fire breathing circus acrobats, Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd tribute acts are already confirmed, with more in the running, jostling for position. 

Saturday night is 80’s night and we are currently in negotiation with one of the UK’s top 80’s tribute acts to come and entertain us. So don’t forget your leg warmers and your shoulder pads..!!
Parafest is brought to you by a select and altruistic group of fly hard, play hard Paramotor pilots. 

The Paramotor Party Boyz guarantee a good time will be had by all. 

If you only go to one UK flying event in 2017 then, you need to make sure it’s the best, which means you must go to Parafest.
New website with full details and online ticket sales goes live in January.
www.parafest.co.uk

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

parafest paramotor festival & trade show

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

parajet sponsor parafest

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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Polini Thor 80 LC (liquid Cooled) Paramotor Engine

polini thor 80 lc

Thor 80 is Polini’s new mini 2 stroke paramotor engine is compact in size, liquid-cooled.

The Thor 80 weighs 12.5kg. It is liquid cooled, not unique in the paramotor world but this one has a forced air cooled radiator. See the diagram below, engine mount layout is per other thor engines 130, 190, 200. This one has a plastic shield ducting air from an internal fan behind the starter up through the radiator, allowing for the radiator to be kept tight and tidy behind the pilot.

Measuring 41cm wide x 54cm high & 30cm deep is it compact, especially given it has a radiator.

polini thor 80 cooling

The power plant measures 86cc 50×44 for 17 hp at 10,450 rpm, compression ratio 14.01

The engine comes with Polini own CP d.21 carburetor or it can be ordered with the more familiar Walbro WG8 carburetor. A dry-centrifugal clutch, with 3.58 gear reduction with helical teeth in oil bath. As this engine has a clutch and gear reduction it is also flash starter equipped.

Thrust test video suggest 55kg with 130cm prop.  The liquid cooling will aid in economy and we expect the little engine to be fairly frugal.

 

Aviator PPG flying the NiTRO

A great video of the Aviator PPG guys, unboxing and playing on the new Air Conception Nitro 200cc.

This new engine is set to take the paramotor world to new heights.

 

Got Facebook visit the ‘Official Air Conception Facebook Group’

https://www.facebook.com/groups/airconception/

Air Conception NiTRO 200cc paramotor engine

air conception nitro engine

Final realisation of the Nitro 200cc engine, picture shown is the off the final production model.

air conception nitro paramotor

Full Air Conception Titanium Paramotor and Nitro Engine specification can be seen here: http://www.custom-air.co.uk/Custom_Air_Paramotors/Air_Conception_Nitro_200_Paramotor_Engine.html

Promising to be economical, light, quiet and reliable.

 

Can be discussed on the Official Air Conception Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/airconception/

The Worlds Longest Paramotor Race, The Icarus Trophy

The Icarus Trophy is a massive 2 week long unsupported air race on paramotors. It launches with the pioneers race across the USA on the 12th of October 2015

the Icarus trophy

We all start in one place with a paramotor on our backs and finish up in another one – a bloody long way away. In between these two points one of the greatest adventures on the planet is waiting to slap you about the chops.

Unsupported means you’ll be flying with everything you need to survive strapped to your very person. If you get lost, it’s down to you to get yourself unlost.

The Icarus Trophy is a real timed race but first it’s an adventure. That means you don’t have to be super competitive to take part. We always find the people who come in last have the best stories to tell.

more about Icarus Trophy here

icarus trophy track

Track the competitors live here

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