The Travelling Paramotor Pilot
Posted on October 04, 2013 in Dean Eldridge
From the cool northern fjordlands of Norway, the next destination on this epic paramotor/filming trip for ‘Aerials2’ was Austria, though we arrived in Vienna to find that Sylvestre’s Parajet Zenith’s had gone missing.
It’s been a crazy month!
Posted on September 02, 2013 in Dean Eldridge
This last month has been the busiest and most varied I think I have ever had since choosing paramotoring as a career but every second has been epic and I wouldn’t ever wish to change a thing. A very warm welcome was received by the flying folks in Brazil although the weather was the chilliest on record and a bit of a shock after leaving a heatwave in the UK, usually it’s the other way around…
Family time and factory days!
Posted on June 06, 2013 in Dean Eldridge
After our success last month in France it’s been a busy and varied couple of weeks with training, attending a foreign flying show, arranging future events and working in the Parajet factory!
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.
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.
Around the World with the Zenith Top80
Posted on December 20, 2012 in Dean Eldridge
At the end of the summer season this year I had the most fortunate opportunity of traveling around the world with my paramotoring equipment and a small documentary film crew. The brainchild of the project is Sylvestre Campe, a well respected film maker in his homeland Brazil (although his origins are from Germany/France.) Deciding that he really wanted to use the paramotor for aerial filming, we worked together to formulate an itinerary at extremely short notice and and also to incorporate some training for him too as he had never before piloted anything himself!
World Fly Games Champion, Yes please!
Posted on September 17, 2012 in Dean Eldridge
Well it was a long way to go from the east coast of Spain to northern Quebec for a weekend competition but thankfully it all paid off splendidly. It started with an 8 hour drive from the Costa Brava in Spain with very little time to pack everything after a busy but very enjoyable week teaching Brazilian film producer Sylvestre Campe to fly.
Slalom comp in Canada
Posted on September 14, 2012 in Dean Eldridge
It’s been a fairly interesting start to the trip out here to Mont Joli in Quebec for the Fly Games World slalom competition. It all started at Montreal airport where we had to pick up our bags and clear customs before the short flight out to Mont Joli. Unfortunately I discovered that the fuel tank of my Parajet Zenith had been confiscated during transit in Frankfurt so an alternative had to be found. Thankfully there are some wonderfully helpful Parajet/Paramania pilots out here in Canada that have helped me ‘retro’ fit a tank from a different machine with cable ties, straps and pop-rivets!