We often get letters from customers telling us about their experiences with Paramania powergliders, and we’d like to share a recent one with you here, below.
I have been a PPG pilot since 2006 and my first wing was a Revolution, I bought it from Land & Space Aviation school in Saudia Arabia, I was trying other wings from other brands but I did not feel comfortable with them. My friend Ahmed AlZahrani who I lost three months ago advised me to get the first Fusion and I did and I really liked it soooooo much - that was in late 2008.
After that I wanted to upgrade wings again, and again I tried many wings and did not feel comfortable with them. My friend Fahad Al-Zkeri who runs the school now advised me to get a Revo2 and I just got it a week ago and guess what? It is an amazing wing, I really really love it.
I think this is a continuous successes of your products and this is the reason of making me one of the Paramania fans.
So thank you for making my flying dream nicer and safer.
One of the easiest ways to touch the sky is as a Paramoteur pilot. Personal flight for all! Get a glimpse into the lives and lifestyles of the Paramania team, a tight knit group of air athletes and see them swoop down from the sky performing air acrobatics.
Watch as Tracks documents the exciting lives of these pilots through an intense and color rich action video of the Paramania and other team pilots of Paramotor/ Powered Paragliding. View the video here of this excellent television documentary.
* "Everyone has thought about flying at one time or another and with a paramotor and wing everyone can!" Said Mike Campbell-Jones
Pilots harness a propeller to their back and with the use of a parachute type of wing take off from any flat surface into the sky. They have options for the style of flying they would like to do and can achieve this through the specific designs of their wing and motor. A pilot can get up to 4 hours of air time on a single flight, flying at around 50 kms an hour while taking in a privileged 3 dimensional view of the world. A person can hone their skills becomeing professional athletes and enter competitions; swooping close to the ground, through pylons, under bridges and against the clock like Parabatix pilots do.
Mike Campbell-Jones has been an avid Paramoteur pilot for many years and an engineer of Paramotor specific wings, his ideas and input have revolutionized the sport. Through the real life testing and engineering of his wings the team takes it to the sky in the first television appearance on Tracks / Arte of Mike, his son Pascal Campbell-Jones and other Paramotor / Powered Paragliding pilots.
Pascal is the founder of Parabatix Sky Rscers, an exciting new development currently taking the world of Paramotor / Powered Paragliding by storm, similar to the way the Redbull Air Race changed aerobatic aviation.
With the success Palm Bay Police have had with their recent relaunch of the SOAR project and with new more suited equipment the Police department have been completing a multitude of missions without any problems at all. Lt. Joe Eakins and Mark Renkens have been testing different wings and paramotors through 2009 and 2010 and have found the Paramania Revo2 to best suit their needs for the tough conditions they have to face, weather it is taking off from wet due swept feilds on hot summer days without risk of delays or blown launches to flying at speed in strong conditions.
The guys are overwhelmed by the overall usability compared to the equipment previousy used, allowing them to concentrate on the flying and mission at hand.
With all the media coverage they have been getting in the US, other Police departments have also taken interest, and are seriously contemplating updating their search and rescue teams and police department with paramotoring equipment. Its only time before we see paramotoring become an accepted platform amongst national security and other humanitarian aid organizations around the world.
PALM BAY POLICE IN ACTION (video by Jim Edmondson MD of PARAJET)
Talking PPG Radio (USA based Talk Show)
THANK YOU FOR FLYING PARAMANIA
On Saturday 4th September in an airfield in Montauban, Southern France, the sky was buzzing and spectators roaring as Parabatix organiser Pascal Campbell-Jones and his team of Sky Racers & Marshals put on an incredible aerial extravaganza of an air race! (or in this case, Sky Race!)
We would like to congratulate Paco Guerra for a well deserved 3rd place. He was flying a Fusion 20m2 for the first time & being so used to a Fusion 23m2 he said this really was the perfect size for him to weave his way through the tough Sky Race allowing him to cut precocious milliseconds off his time!
Pascal is really pleased with the outcome of Parabatix and the impact it has had on our sport. What was once a dream he and Julius Gee had years ago has become reality... To bring paramotoring into the public eye!
Pascal explains that this is probably the first ever competition were the organiser himself has been able to compete and fly!
However, after a low level collision with one of the Pylons while he was racing for a top score he totally destroyed his paramotor, without a single injury or scratch he instantly waved ok to the crowd, got up and walked away with a slightly brused bum. He finished in 10th place overall but didnt really mind as his main focus was to make sure Parabatix was a great sucess!
Photo: Lilian Marolleau
"Parabatix is an incredible event and the birth of a new competition and show mixed into one. It was clear that this is a true test of piloting and a great way to show every possibilty of the equipment we fly, weather it is taking off in the shortest possible distance to cracking in tight precice turns round near impossible trajectories, this is Paramotoring at its finest!" - Jerome Pommier (Sky Race Director)
Photo: Lilian Marolleau
"One of my favorite Sky Races was the ZAG, as the pilots had to take off when the start flag went down without screwing up the launch and fly a zigzag course through the pylons then land again (sometimes even downwind) get unclipped and run to hit the stop time switch (a kicking stick in this case).
Other Sky Races involved flying full speed bar round the course, kicking giant footballs into goals and collecting rings, all fun and simple but still you have to be the best at it to win ;-)" - Ali Hammadi
A special thanks goes to Paramania rep Olivier Marty and his team (Club ULM Midi Pyréneés) for hosting this first Parabatix!
The next PARABATIX is already in the pipeline for early 2011 in Asia, we look forward to seeing the second leg of this amazing event!