Podium finish in France!
Posted on May 13, 2013 in Dean Eldridge
Back in the UK now after a 12 day stint in France for the very well organised classic Open Competition and subsequent Slalomania 2013 round 1. Also on the trip were Parajet Team Pilots Phil Jennings and Ric Womersley and Sussex Paramotor, Parajet dealer Mark Morgan.
Longest Winter Ever!
Posted on May 09, 2013 in Othar Lawrence
At the beginning of December my girlfriend and I decided to renovate the house. Dang, talk about bitting off more than you can chew. Well after a few months of working long shifts on the house I was finally in a place to get out and go flying, that was about two months ago. Problem with that is the weather in Chicago was having no part of being done with cold, rain, snow and wind. So I waited, and waited, then the house flooded, and I waited some more. Check out the attached photos of flying over the floodwaters.
Great Result in French Nationals!
Posted on May 09, 2013 in Phil Jennings
My fellow Parajet team pilots and I are currently out in France after competing in the French Open championship in Mondreville, South of Paris. Its been a hectic 4 days with near perfect flying conditions and a busy task schedule. I really look forward to coming out here every year as the competition is really tough and the French train lots, in fact most of the top pilots work 100 percent in the sport, so its almost like a smaller version of the World Championships.
Parajet triumphs at Boston
Posted on April 22, 2013 in Phil Jennings
I have just returned from an excellent but tiring weekend in Boston Lincolnshire where the British paramotor league was held. This is the first event of the season and a great warm up for the various Open competitions coming later this year.
Good Result at Boston
Posted on April 22, 2013 in Dean Eldridge
Having just returned from 2 months traveling abroad with my Parajet Zenith, I was in a favourable position going into the first round of the British League competition this weekend, having been able to keep my flying skills in shape with good weather whereas many pilots have been scuppered for training during the earlier months of the year with unfavourable flying conditions. Also, the first four tasks were precision based, my speciality, so I was able to make a good head start. My two Parajet Team mates Ric Womersley and Phil Jennings also got off to a good start where others were still shaking off the winter rust.
Spring arrives early!
Posted on March 22, 2013 in Maren Ludwig
Spring arrived a little early in the Pacific Northwest with some great weather for both free flying and motoring. This last Saturday, one day before the time change, some local pilots were towing up over a local lake, others headed to the mountains to get some great thermal flying, while our group chose to go motoring! Our local, ‘just off the beach’ PPG site was warm and sunny with perfect winds. We had five in our group, all flying Parajets, playing around, enjoying the beautiful coastal scenery and the clear blue skies all day long. Fly, land, grab some food and warm up a bit, then get back into the air and do it again, and again, and again… Great to have a day to do nothing buy fly!
Party Boyz do it in style!
Posted on March 04, 2013 in Phil Jennings
Well i just got back from one of the best social flying weekends in ages! A small group of friends organised a weekend fly in in Criccieth North Wales so with the camper loaded I drove the 3 and a half hours north arriving early Friday afternoon.
Posted on January 25, 2013 in Phil Jennings
After a few weeks of snow here in the UK I’ve been dying to get out flying but work and windy days have stopped this happening. Anyway with a good forecast for the Thursday a few fellow pilots decided to hold an impromptu fly in at a field only 15 miles from where I work.