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 admin@parafest.co.uk 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:

http://www.flugschulen.at/axa/english/mhaft.html

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…

“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