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

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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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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.

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The Wacky World of Wing Land Flying Event 7th – 9th June 2013

The Wingland fun fly event is an annual gathering of microlight/ultralight pilots, model aircraft displays and flying. Everyone is welcome though, young and old, flyers and non-flyers, families and aviation nuts.

There will be flying and non-flying events and competitions, a bouncy castle for the little’uns, camping facilities, ‘show n tell’, merchandise, LIVE music, BBQ and the best thing of all is that’s it’s FREE!!!

Free flying, free camping and free food. Just bring as much alcohol as you can handle.

We want to make this event even BIGGER and better than ever!!!

http://www.eggmotor.8bit.co.uk/wingland.html

New engine from Polish manufacturer TechnoFly, the Rotor H-130

TechnoFly the company that brought us the Ventor 125 a light weight engine that incorporated a clutch, a geared re-drive and an electric starter all into a 13.3kg engine package.

They have now gone on to produce an even lighter paramotor engine by eliminating the clutch, gearbox and starter motor to produce a pull start, belt driven engine that not only weighs less but cost less also, citing that one of the most expensive parts on an engine is the gearbox. The new engine dubbed the ROTOR H-130 claims to produce 65kg thrust yet is only 11.3kg complete with exhaust.

TechnoFly state that the engine is designed with a horizontal cooling head for improve airflow.

TechnoFly H-130 shown fitted to an AirConception Titanium Paramotor
to give an all up weight of only 19.6kg

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Paramania GTR UK prices £

Custom-Air release their UK prices for the GTR Paramanias latest Competition Reflex Paramotor wing.

Available in 18, 20, 24m and coming complete with a free 8m racing pylon.

Complete UK prices for:

Price for 18m Paramania GTR is £2750 the 20m GTR is £2800 and 24m GTR is £2880

There is a note attached to say that these price will vary with € to £ exchange rate and these prices were calculated using the current rate of 1.16

As the exchange rate improves the UK price will drop accordingly.

Link to Custom-Air Paramania GTR page

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The Man who Touch the Sky – Kitesurfer Jumps Brighton Pier the Full Movie

A documentary featuring the full story of the kitesurfer who jumped Brighton pier is now available to watch on youtube!

Summary: The Man that touched the sky is an in depth look at the pioneering kite jumping extraordinaire Lewis Crathern preparing for the biggest jump of his life over Brighton Pier, an exclusive look behind the scenes into Lewis’ life, showing never seen before footage with him preparing for his infamous jump months before it happened. The documentary touches on the emotions, physical strength training, precision weather monitoring and pure skill to achieve such a dramatic result. Lewis’ pier jumping achievement created a frenzy of media reaching beyond the realms of Brighton to be a phenomenon of global explosion. It also explores why Lewis is searching for new challenges outside the competition circuit and how he uses kitesurfing and wind energy as a tool to teach others whilst increasing eco awareness.

Directed by – Jonathan Brooks
Written by – Jonathan Brooks & Lewis Crathern
Production Company – United Magic Film Studios
Music by – Guy Andrews
Additional footage by – Fat Sand Productions, Rou Chater, Alex Webb, Mark Davenport

Premiered at Dome Cinema, Worthing
Screened at the 2011 “Brighton Film Festival”

“I am stoked to be involved in a film which will really help the public understand what kitesurfing is about. Jonathan (director) has managed to capture my personality and my beliefs all in one short film” Lewis Crathern

“It’s been a great experience working with Lewis on the film, we had a lot of fun writing and shooting it. It’s a good stepping stone for future project’s together!” Jonathan Brooks

“The film is a great success, really happy to have my music used in such an insightful and compelling production” Guy Andrews

“We are very proud to be supporting Lewis and Jonathan and to be involved with this amazing, raw behind the scenes film documentary. Lewis and Jonathan both have an incredible amount of talent, dedication and drive to share with the world this superb and awe-inspiring leap of faith, global media frenzy and what the true meaning is behind the pioneering kitesurfing jump over Brighton Pier, UK.” Breathe Unity Team

Lewis’ official athlete profile page with all of his latest news!
http://breatheunitynetwork.com/athletes/lewis-crathern

Download the official film soundtrack by Brighton based producer Guy Andrews on Bandcamp http://themanthattouchedthesky.bandcamp.com/

Follow the film on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/TheManThatTouchedTheSky

Filmed and produced by United Magic Film Studios
http://www.facebook.com/unitedmagicfilmstudios
http://www.unitedmagic.co.uk/