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Parafest 2018, July 27-29, Llanbedr, Wales

Based in North Wales for its stunning coastline, countryside and scenery, Parafest is unique to the UK and combines a flying event and trade show with a music festival.

Ex-military Llanbedr Airfield sits on the edge of Snowdonia National Park in a perfect location nestled right on the coastline between the two very popular tourist destinations of Barmouth and Porthmadog.

Parafest isn’t just for pilots. Parafest is for everyone. You can even bring your dog.
Professional live music and entertainment 1pm-1am Friday and Saturday.
A second stage in an aircraft hanger offers alternative performances and a late night bar.
Tandem flights, a dedicated kids area, circus performers, real ales and cocktails, festival food, a fairground, loads of sideshows and attractions, there’s too much to list.

Paraglider and hang glider pilots have a winch onsite and aerotows are available for suitably qualified pilots.
The many great free flying sites of Snowdonia are within easy driving distance and experienced local pilots offer site briefs to any visiting pilots.
Paramotors, powered hang gliders, trikes and SSDR are welcome to fly out of Llanbedr Airfield and explore everywhere from the coastline to the mountains and valleys of Snowdonia.

With a faultless tarmac runway of over a mile long pilots of any aircraft type are welcome to fly into Parafest and enjoy a weekend in Wales at a flying event with a difference.
Manufacturers, dealers and schools will exhibit at Parafest and trial flights are available for anyone to book direct when on site.

Four nights camping on the airfield next to the beach, three days of festival, two days of quality entertainment and live music 1pm-1am.
Parafest isn’t just a fly-in; Parafest is a festival you can fly at.!

Parafest is nearly here!


“Parafest is the biggest and best flying event the UK has ever seen.
Whether an experienced pilot, a new pilot or a potential pilot, Parafest is the only flying event in the UK that everyone should attend”

Mark Morgan - UK team pilot and Sussex Paramotor sales.

“Flying, beer, food, fire and loads of laughs. In the welsh countryside, near the coast, near the hills, the biggest and best gathering of pilots in the UK.
100% success on the weather and 1 in 10 chance of getting a good looking marshal ( or you could end up with me ) ”

Stu Mowatt - paramotor pilot and Parafest marshal.

“After being in the business for 20 years Parafest Is the best flying event I have ever been to”

Paul Bailey - Bailey Aviation

“Parafest was our first trade show and we can’t wait for next year. We sold 4 motors and 4 wings. It put us firmly on the map, we will be back”

Trevor Drury - TAG Paramotors

“A wonderful and friendly atmosphere. Parafest is the only place in the UK for the trades to exhibit and meet their customers”

Clive Mason - CM Paramotors

“Great festival, great atmosphere. We sold a paramotor which was delivered within 2 weeks. We will definitely be attending 2017”

Steve Page - Scout Paramotors UK

“A great weekend that every pilot should have marked in their calendar. Parafest is quickly establishing itself as an annual pilgrimage that every pilot should go to.”

Mike Fletcher - FLYKANDY

“I have attended the previous Parafest events and thoroughly enjoyed them both. Very much looking forward to the third one. This is one event not to be missed”

Mike Chilvers UFLY4FUN

“As an instructor every new group of students always has at least one that started with a trip to Parafest.
These students often tell me how helpful it was to be able to see and try a range of kit, talk to the dealers, meet the pilots and see loads of flying. They all look forward to next years event when they will be able to fly there themselves.”

Ric Womersley - UK team pilot and paramotor instructor

“Parafest, it’s a festival you can fly at.!
The location is great, the food is good, the music is live, the atmosphere excellent.
It’s a very unique flying event, just what the UK community needed

Did i mention that the AC Nitro is the lightest machine in the world, ever, ever ever?”

Vince White - Custom Air, UK importer for Air Conception Paramotors