The craziest day of my life
Posted on December 09, 2013 in Phil Jennings
So I have just returned from Peru where I was with fellow Parajet team pilot Glenn Tupper. Other than travelling around this fantastic country our mission was to fly one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu.
Winter Slalom Training
Posted on November 27, 2013 in Phil Jennings
Having not flown much for the last month due to catching up on all the unfinished jobs at home, it was great when some of the guys decided to organise a mid-week slalom training session. Even more exciting for me as I had a brand new wing to fly.
Paragliding at the Air Games
Posted on October 30, 2013 in Phil Jennings
Well the flying trips just seem to keep on going as I’ve just returned from a wonderful week in Turkey. For those unfamiliar there is a coastal paragliding site called Ölüdeniz and its got everything for a great holiday.
World Paramotor Slalom Competition
Posted on September 17, 2013 in Phil Jennings
So as usual it’s the day after another epic trip, this time to the small airfield in Aspres-sur-Buëch in the French Alps where the first World Paramotor Slalom Competition was being held. As competitions go its a very simple format. You launch and fly a pre determined route around several inflated pylons. Your time is measured using infrared gates and scores are instant. Of course flying full speed 2 meters from the ground whist doing high wingovers turns is great fun it requires lots of training and nerves of steel!
Flying in France
Posted on August 19, 2013 in Phil Jennings
So as promised in my last blog here is the latest on my trip to France. I have known Pascal Valleè from 2009 when we met at my first British Open and have competed against him many a time since. For those unaware of him he is one of the top pilots in France and recently became World champion in 2012. When he is not competing he runs a very successful school in Angoulême and also runs various Master classes across the country.
A load of hot air!
Posted on August 12, 2013 in Phil Jennings
It’s 12pm on a Sunday night and I’m parked up at Dover dock heading out on another adventure. I’ll save that story till the next update as this entry is all about the excellent weekend I’ve just had.
Another podium finish!
Posted on July 23, 2013 in Phil Jennings
Well its the next day after the hectic British Open Paramotor championship that was held this year at Hull Aero Club. After 4 days of very early starts and late finishes I’m guessing all the pilots will be feeling as tired as I do.
Posted on July 16, 2013 in Phil Jennings
Well the British summer has arrived and this year with style. We have had a good few weeks of continuous hot days with great evening flying conditions. A few weeks back the Paramotor Party Boyz organised an impromptu fly in up near Nantwich so I had an excellent weekend of thermalling during the day on my Top 80, and slalom during the evening with the Polini 200.