Parafest 2018  Parafest July 27 – July 29 Llanbedr, North Wales

Glider pilots
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.

Powered 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 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 (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:

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

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.

Runway pilots
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 llanbedrafiso@safeskys.co.uk 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.

“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