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Paragliding in the Dolomites

On 17th May, Ben and I are driving to the Dolomites in Italy to fly our paragliders in the GIN Wide Open Competition. Neither of us have ever flown in a competition before but this is billed as a FUN comp so our aim is to enjoy it and learn as much as possible. We […]

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The Spinaker Tower in Portsmouth
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Summer is here…

The Summer started off well with some glorious Easter sunshine. The field in front of our cottage was empty until they planted maize in it which sadly meant we could no longer use it as a take off field. We flew from other stubble fields and used a field near the coast near the village […]

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A Tepui as seen from the Indian village of Yunek in the Chimanta Massif
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Venezuelan Paramotor Adventure

In January, 2010, our friends / sponsors at Hewlett Packard sent us into the depths of Venezuela to test out their latest LTO tape drive. The marketing campaign has just been launched and you can see some of the things we got up to here in this short video. The quality is not great but […]

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Flying the coast (Weymouth)

On Friday 25th June, I took off from Pulborough, from my friend Seymore’s farm, at 9am. I had chosen to fly the Bailey 175 for fuel economy and I thought that I might just make it to a field near Weymouth on 14ltrs (160kms away). There was a ‘Fly-in’ that had been organised by Ben […]

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Upuigma Tepui, as seen by paramotor - first climbed by my friend Steve Backshall (with John Arran & Ivan Calderon) in 2007
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Flying in the Lost World

If you do not already subscribe to PARAMOTOR MAG then perhaps now is the time to. Issue 18 will include our story of flying in the Lost World and it comes out next week! Enjoy!

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Getting ready to launch at sunrise
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Venezuelan Gran Sabana

We are currently in the Gran Sabana in Venezuela. A wilderness of savanah flatlands and magical Tepuis rising high out of dense jungle. Michel Carnet, Ben and I are flying paramotors and it is wild – like something out of a glossy magasine! Yesterday, we flew 30km over dense jungle and past a small tepui […]

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Roraima Tepui as seen from the air
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HP Extreme Testing

I’m off with my brother Ben and world paramotor champion Michel Carnet to the Gran Sabana area of Venezuela. Humid rainforest meets wide open savannah along with huge flat-topped mountains called tepuis which were the inspiration behind Conan Doyle’s Lost World. We will spend three weeks out there and hope to have some spectacular flying […]

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Avebury Stone Rings

There has been good high pressure for the last few days. We flew for an hour or so as the sun was setting on Monday 12th October and then on the following day we flew from Denmead in Hampshire all the way to the Stone Ring at Avebury and back which is about 200kms in […]

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Coastal flying in September!

The forecast was good and on 24th September, Ben and I took off from our local field near Denmead in Hampshire. The skies were blue with puffy clouds. It was looking good. We gained height and flew over the outskirts of Portsmouth to Hayling Island, before dropping down low having jumped the gap to the […]

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Flat batteries

Sunday 9th August was a beautiful day. I took the family down to Barry’s field just outside Guildford where there is a lovely field. There is lots for the children to look at, chickens, ducks, tractors, aeroplanes, model gliders, paramotors etc… We packed a picnic (and took the Paramotor down too!) I had not flown […]