Learn All About Paramotor Sky Racing, The Newest Aerial Adrenaline Sport
A PARAMOTOR pilot performs a thrilling fly-by of Dubai's stunning skyline. Ten of the best para-motor pilots from around the world, including the USA, UK, France, Spain, Russia and the Czech Republic, descended on the emirate for the Parabatix Sky Racers Dubai. The centerpiece of the event, hosted by Sky-dive Dubai, saw the daredevils reach speeds of 80km/h as they raced around giant inflatable pillars and other obstacles while looking to shave milliseconds off their time. However, spectators were also treated to a number of other aerial disciplines, including parachute swooping and wing-suit precision flying.
Pascal C. Jones, the Founder&Director of Parabatix Sky Racers and paramotor pilot, explains what paramotor sky racing is all about:
“People have always dreamed about flying. Ever since I was a kid I can remember thinking what it would be like to fly like a bird. It really is an out of the world experience that everybody should taste. With Parabatix, one can take an existing discipline and make it spectacular. Our idea was to bring aviation basically in front of the eyes of the public. When they start a star race they need to pass through the star gate and they have to fly through an aerial race course around the inflatable pylons. As they fly through the pylons they basically have to pick up some objects and drop them in drop zones. This tests their precision and skill."
After six intense days of urban sky racing, desert training sessions & scoreboard battling, Alex Mateos and Paco Guerra finished first and second with only a second between their times followed swiftly by Thomas Migneaux in 3rd.