Parafest 2017 30th June – 2nd July, Caerwys, North Wales, CH7 5BQ
A paramotor flying festival unique to the UK
Powered pilots flying paramotors or SSDR have a huge on site airfield to use for the duration of Parafest (150M x 150M).
Based near the coast, the Parafest site benefits the powered pilots with a smooth sea breeze to enable all day flying along the scenic North Wales coastline.
From the deserted lighthouse at Talacre beach follow the coastline over the holiday towns of Prestatyn, Abergele and Colwyn Bay, head over to the The Great Orme at Llandudno and give the skiers and riders of the dry slope a wave.
Fly past Conwy Castle and onto Bangor, the Menai Bridge and Anglesey.
Alternatively you can head inland over some of the best mountainous countryside Wales has to offer with rivers, lakes, reservoirs and waterfalls for you to discover whilst flying through the peaks and valleys.
Snowdonia National Park is within easy flying distance and the summit of is Snowdon clearly visible as it beckons you to fly its 3560’ peak.
Due to the size and nature of the event we must insist that all powered pilots intending to use the airfield at Parafest sign in at pilot registration, receive a site brief on the rules/no-fly zones and prove current third party liability insurance before any flying permission is granted.
Insurance policies for UK paramotor pilots accepted at Parafest include a current BHPA membership with a power rating, the AXA insurance policy administered from Austria and the PMC policy for PMC members.
If you are a non UK pilot or have a different policy than any of the above and wish to fly from Parafest please email email@example.com with a copy of your policy so we can confirm it is valid for the UK and you will be allowed to fly.
If you currently have no 3rd party insurance but wish to fly from the Parafest site you can purchase the AXA policy from this link:
If you purchase the AXA policy, are not a member of any training organisation and therefore unable to prove any previous training or experience you may be required to undergo a brief assessment to confirm you are able to pilot a paramotor safely and competently.
The airfield is marshaled and supervised, for everyone’s safety, by experienced pilots.
The launches and airspace are strictly controlled by site rules that all pilots must agree to abide by.
Pilots failing to co-operate with these rules will have their flying permission removed and become a designated cameraman for the remainder of the event.
Repeated misdemeanors by numerous pilots flying in the local area will both jeopardise the future and longevity of Parafest and also create a bad image and publicity for the sport to the non flying general public. Something I’m sure none of us want.
When out flying please consider the impact your powered aircraft has on the local residents and environment, it is usually very quiet and peaceful…