Parafest 2018 Parafest July 27 – July 29 Llanbedr, North Wales
Paraglider and hang glider pilots have the many free flying sites of Snowdonia National Park and North Wales all within easy driving distance from the festival site.
Local, experienced pilots will be on site to offer details and site briefs to all visiting pilots depending on the days forecast conditions.
There will also be a winch on site for any suitably qualified pilots for flights and wing demos, an aerotow will be available for hang glider pilots.
Paramotor and powered hang glider pilots have a dedicated area of the huge airfield to use for the duration of Parafest.
SSDR pilots are also able to use this field and are more than welcome to come and join the fun.
Due to the size and nature of the event we must insist that all pilots intending to use the airfield at Parafest must prove current third party liability insurance at registration and receive a site brief before flying.
Insurance policies for UK paramotor pilots accepted at Parafest include 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 at Parafest please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (some paramotor pilots don’t as it’s not a legal requirement in the UK) but you wish to fly from the Parafest site you can purchase the AXA policy from this link for about £120:
If you purchase the AXA policy and are not a member of any training organisation, therefore unable to prove any formal training, you may be required to undergo a brief assessment to confirm you are able to pilot a paramotor safely and competently.
Pilots of microlights, light aircraft and anything else that flies have use of the massive mile long tarmac runway and are welcome fly in for the weekend.
Fly in, park up, camp up, browse the trade stands, have a beer and enjoy the festival.
You will need to purchase a Parafest weekend ticket in advance from the website to gain admission to the festival. This also helps us to keep tabs on expected numbers.
Llanbedr is PPR only, if you intend to fly into Parafest please email email@example.com for full details and airfield information.
You must have airband radio and be able to talk to Llanbedr Air Traffic Control.
Failure to gain PPR and warn us of your intended arrival is just bad manners at best and downright dangerous at worst.
If we know to expect you the runway and surrounding airspace will be kept clear and all launches temporally frozen for your arrival.