Another Podium Finish
Posted on May 19, 2014 in Phil Jennings
So summer is nearly here and it has kicked off in style in the UK with the start of the competition season. Early April saw us holding the first leg of the British Championship at the fantastic Hull Aero Club, as usual the British weather forecast was marginal so many pilots avoided the long drive north thinking it would be wasted. This was a mistake for them as we managed to set several good tasks and get an official league result. Myself and Mark Morgan shared joint first with Barney Townsend in third place.
Spring has sprung!
Posted on April 14, 2014 in Phil Jennings
The competition scene for 2014 has started and I have just returned from Hull Aero Club where we had the first leg of the British Paramotor League.
Less flying, more partying!
Posted on December 23, 2013 in Phil Jennings
The season is upon us and I’m now at home tucked in bed recovering after the Parajet Christmas party. Caroline and I traveled down joined by fellow team pilot Ric and his girlfriend Chloe not quite knowing what to expect. One thing I do know is if Parajet are involved then anything could happen.
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.