Paragliders 2017-05-02T13:49:25+00:00

Parafest 2017  30th June – 2nd July, Caerwys, North Wales, CH7 5BQ

A Paragliding flying festival unique to the UK

Parafest is located in North Wales for the benefit the paraglider pilots.
We all like to fly somewhere new but for many a day out in North Wales to fly different sites can often be a car journey too far.
At Parafest you will be within easy driving distance of some great paragliding sites during your visit to North Wales.

Parafest provides visiting paraglider pilots with a base to explore everything North Wales and the surrounding area has to offer.
Your weekend ticket allows you to stay on site from Thursday until Monday so you can maximise your chances of flying time.
You can also take advantage of our landowner’s kind offer and arrive the Saturday before and camp all week for the negligible sum of just £10 per night for any nights earlier than Thursday.

The image above shows the sites closest to Parafest and the wind directions they will take.
One of the sites can be seen from the festival fields and pilots will be able to glide back and land at the festival.
Alan Mcnab is a very experienced local paraglider pilot and will be onsite to offer site briefs and full details to any visiting hill pilots every morning specific to the days forecast conditions.

With a full program of live music, an onsite bar, a trade show, food caterers and hot showers Parafest has everything you need for a great weekend away with the UK para-flying community.

“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