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AEREAS (AERIALS) por Sylvestre Campe

Aereas (Aerials) es una serie de películas producidas por el piloto del equipo Ozone Sylvestre Campe para el canal de televisión brasileño Canal Off. Sylvestre, junto a  Kester Haynes, otro piloto del equipo Ozone están viajando en busca de los lugares más extraordinarios y comprometidos para volar en paramotor. Cada episodio es una historia real con sus altibajos, pues se van haciendo sobre la marcha. Las películas muestran puras aventuras de paramotor y vuelos increíbles que inspiran a volar más, viajar más y explorar más. Espero que las disfrutéis. Cada episodio dura 20 minutos y está en inglés y en portugués. are traveling in search of the most extraordinary and challenging places to fly a paramotor. Each episode is a real story with its up and downs as nothing has been staged. The films show pure paramotor adventures and incredible flights, which simply inspire to fly more, travel more, and explore more. I hope you enjoy it. Each episode is 20 min long in English and Portuguese.

En el primer episodio, Sylvestre y Kester viajan juntos a Filipinas para volar sobre el Pinatubo, el volcán que se hizo famoso por la erupción que tuvo en 1991 y que fue la segunda erupción terrestre más grande del siglo 20. Sylvestre debe improvisar un aterrizaje ¡por una parada de motor!travel together to the Philippines to fly over Mount Pinatubo, Vulcano notorious for its eruption in 1991, the second-largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century. Sylvestre lands out due to motor cut!

Tenemos planeado publicar un episodio cada semana en IGTV, la  página de Facebook  de Ozone Paramotor y el canal de Vimeo de Ozone Gliders.

Alex Huxham wins 380 km race flying Roadster 3

UK pilot Alex Huxham won Icarus X Trophy flying his new Roadster 3 24. He has been flying only over 10 months being trained by SkySchool UK. “I have managed to clock well over 130 flights in that time” – he says. The race took place from 21st to 22nd June. The route was 240 miles (386 km) long, it was a triangle starting and finishing in Somerset, passing through Devon where he stayed overnight, across Dorset and Wiltshire. There were 27 pilots competing.

Here is how describes his first big and successful cross country adventure: “I wanted to combine my passion for flying and the need due to getting older to complete something out of my comfort zone and challenging. I was in the Race category, unsupported the entire time. I had to walk to get fuel with my Paramotor, a long gruelling walk, climbing over fences and barriers to get there and back. Took off at 4:36 pm, landed 8:47 pm to camp overnight, left again at 5:11am, landed at 8:18 am before landing at the finish line at 9:08 am. My equipment consisted of my Parajet Maverick paramotor with extra large fuel tank and my 24 m Roadster 3. I managed an average fuel consumption of 4.5 liter per hour fully trimmed out and speedbar for the duration of the flying.

A positive attitude, the right equipment and sheer determination. I got up early, I left as soon as I could, and when I landed, I ran around and got setup again. My Roadster 3 launches impeccably allowing me to get in the air fast with all the extra weight and make the whole experience so much easier. I never once or for a second doubted its ability to perform and remain stable allowing me to forget about the wing while flying and concentrate on hydration, food, course and altitude adjustments. The Roadster 3 is a versatile wing, trims in and neutral and it performs very responsively, trims out and the speed and stability this wing provides is unreal. My average speed was 39 m/h (62 km/h) over the course, with a sustained top speed of 47 m/h – 76 km/h”

Congratulations to Alex! It must have been an amazing adventure!

Cheers, from all the OZONE Team

Kester Haynes joins Ozone Team

OZONE is excited to announce that Kester Haynes has joined our team.

Kester Haynes is from UK and he has been flying since 2008. He works full time at Parajet / Gilo Industries, which produce paramotors, jet boards, Sky Car. He is their main test pilots, instructor, design and development engineer.

Kester loves adventure paramotor flying and he takes every opportunity to be a part of a paramotor expeditions anywhere in the World. He already completed many long distance cross country flights to remote places such as Brazilian Pantal and flown near erupting volcano Etna in Sicily. Kester says: “I have a passion for travel and adventure with various means of transport which include paragliders, paramotors, motorbikes, 4×4’s, jet boards. Even outside of work I still find myself designing and developing various flying machines and looking for the next expedition opportunity”

Together with Brazilian cinematographer Sylvestre Campe they travel around the World with paramotors producing adventurist TV series for Canal Off. They already visited Australia, Philippines, Cambodia, France, Italy, Sicily, Oman, Hawai, Namibia.
Kester Haynes occasionally works with Bear Grylls as his personal instructor, advisor or a tandem pilot.
Asked what flying means for you Kester says: “Flying has become a really important part of my life, giving me the opportunity to see the world from a different perspective, often reaching remote parts only accessible by flight, meeting like minded people and making friends everywhere. I also love how it enables me to explore another style of flying, doing some manoeuvres to get the adrenaline pumping and being completely focused in that moment. There’s always room to improve and huge scope to challenge yourself.”

Cheers, from all the OZONE Team

Namibia Expedition 2019

In May 2019 a group of pilots organized a paramotor expedition to Namibia. Among them were Ozone team pilot Kester Haynes, Ozone friend and Brazilian cinematographer Sylvestre Campe and Ozone Power representative in Brazil Daniel Rodrigues. They flew 85 km in 10 days being followed by 4×4 track with camping equipment.

Daniel reports: “To begin with, I would like to say that it was one of the most amazing experiences I had in life! We started on the Skeleton coast, a fishing village with houses without walls, without wires and electric poles on the streets – a city designed perfectly for paramotor pilots! The morning scenery was amazing, cold and ghostly mist, several wrecks and skeletons along the way… After a few hours flying in this magnificent place, we entered the gigantic desert and felt that cold in the belly! A change of temperature, a yellowish color and the feeling of endless space and freedom, what a stunning scenery! We were moving fast with a good tail wind to a gigantic volcanic crater, where we find our support team with several tents already mounted, a perfect to camp. We camp in places, which looked like scenarios of space movies, every night the sky was so clear we could see millions stars, planets and even the galaxy.
Engines and wings behaved once again too well, not causing any landing without planning on remote areas or hungry lions!

It was really a unique, collective and individual life experience, I recommend and I’ll be back. I arrived full of expectations, out crying of happiness and that feeling of having lived an odd moment in my life! I made 25 flights, total 885,5 kilometers in 20 hours!”
We are truly blast by all those beautiful photos from their trip!
Cheers, form all the Ozone Team

6000 mile Adventure

Earlier this year, French American pilot Jean Francois Chabaud flew 6000 miles paramotor tour across America! This is by far the longest distance ever attempted and achieved by paramotor!

He was flying Ozone Roadster 3 in size 22m and supported by ground crew along the route.

Jean reports:

“Total forty days of flying: San Diego, California to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida then Mexico.

Distance flown: 6,150 miles and only driving 60 miles in US and 200 miles in Mexico.

Launched and landing at the same spot 98% of the time.

My The longest flying day was 8.5 h! The biggest and fastest distance was over 1,000 miles distance flown in just four days!

This epic adventure had its highs and lows, literally… from sea level to 9,600 ft
(2926 m)!

My top speed was approximately 81.4 mph (131 kmh) above Mobile, Alabama.

I had about 40 deflations, including six major deflations but the great Ozone Roadster 3 saved my life many times as it’s such a good and safe xc wing.
This Roadster 3 wing is brilliant, fun to fly!”

If you want to meet Jean and chat about his epic adventure, he will be attending some events in Europe this year, like Parafest in UK (July) and Coupe Icare in September in France. Congratulations to Jean. We are looking forward to see his next adventure!

Cheers from all Ozone Team

Next level adventure 1600 km XC in Brazil

Earlier this year, two pilots Kester Haynes (Ozone Freeride) and Daniel Rodrigues (Ozone Roadster 3 26) planned 10 days cross country flight, with a goal to design a route for the 2019 Icarus Trophy Race. They flew total distance of 1600 km having a ground crew support of three 4×4 cars. Kester describes it shortly as “next level adventure”

Kester reports:

“Daniel and I set off on our mission with all the kit we would expect an Icarus Trophy pilot to carry, its heavy! Although we would be carrying everything as if unsupported – Race Class style – we had made pre arranged meeting points with our ground crew, more like Adventure Class.

The landscape, terrain and fuel availability for the first couple of days, was a gentle warm up. Then leaving the hills behind, comes the Pantanal – the World largest tropical wetland area. This is where you feel like you’re entering another world. I never could have imagined what it felt like to fly over this wild and difficult place! To try to put the remoteness of the landscape into perspective, we often flew for a couple of hours and then the support cars had to take a 14 hours route!  Apart from my brain continuously trying to figure out how we would run the Trophy here, the overriding fact I couldn’t get over was how the Paramotor is simply the best way the explore this stunning place.

Only a couple of hundred Kilometres in, you start to feel a huge sense of freedom and remoteness. Only passing the occasional farm, the wild stretches in-between are crowded with wildlife, most of which would not be friendly companions to be grounded alongside!

On a couple of legs crossing the Pantanal, we knew we would not have any support from our ground crew. I think I can speak for both pilots when I say these legs were the best. Being self-sufficient was a great feeling, carrying everything you need to survive with your own aircraft, as well as added pressure of knowing you can make very few mistakes in order to make it out of there alive!

Leaving the Pantanal behind and entering more familiar territory of farmland, we B-lined for Benito, were we will be hosting the finish line ceremonies. This was yet another complete shock to the senses, we ended up in the middle of a Lasso competition. Cowboys and cowgirls everywhere, banging music, and one mega party!…

The Pantanal is defiantly a next level adventure”

Cheers form all Ozone Team.

Ozone pilots fly over The Great Pyramid of Giza


Last week of April, Sky Sports – Ozone Power dealer from Egypt – organized an event inviting 35 pilots from 10 countries (USA, Mexico, UK, Poland, Spain, Cyprus, Germany, Oman, Brazil, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia) to fly paramotor over The Pyramids of Giza.

The oldest and largest of the three pyramids is The Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.

Despite a few technical problems and delays in logistics caused by heavy storm just the night before the even started, all pilots could fly 6 days in a row every morning.

Emilia Plak (Poland) reports: “Flying near Egyptian Giza Pyramids was one of the best and “once in the life time” experience. We were taking off only 500 m from the Pyramids and we could fly just next to them! I am happy I could share it with so many of my paramotor friends from around the World”

Chad Bastian (USA) : “Thank you for the invite! This turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly somewhere extremely unique. The bonus was the group of pilots from all over the World, we have new friends and new places to visit soon! I am extremely grateful to the Egyptian authorities that allowed it, and Sky Sports and Ozone Power for putting this together. I bet it was not easy to get permission. We will never forget this!”

Andreas Kolb (Germany): “Sitting in the office and looking dreamily out the window… then I look at the pictures again and realize it was not a dream it was true. My eyes and opinions have opened up a little further and I hope I can keep these impressions for a long time for me. Many thanks to all the nice people I got to know, you have enriched my life with another experience”

Sofoklis Sofokleous (Cyprus): “Travelling to Cairo and visiting the pyramids of Giza is an amazing experience on its own. Having the opportunity to fly over one of the 7 wonders of the world is mind blowing! The energy and the vibe of just being there, is incredible, but most importantly meeting up with so many great pilots from all over the world, made the whole journey just so much better. Thank you to Ozone and Sky Sports for such a beautiful experience.”

Cheers from all Ozone Team

DE IRLANDA A ÁFRICA EN PARAMOTOR

Oisín Creagh voló con su paramotor desde Irlanda hasta África. Lo hizo en agosto y septiembre de 2016, para recaudar fondos para una organización caritativa africana y atraer atención sobre los problemas de allí.

Su expedición le ha valido ser nominado a un premio del Ireland’s Outsider magazine – cuyos ganadores se anunciarán  el 2 de febrero de 2016.

Este irlandés, a quien los periódicos de su país le pusieron el mote de «el hombre del cortacésped», planeó y llevó a cabo una travesía en paramotor de 3000 kilómetros para recaudar 12.000 € para la organización internacional de ayuda al desarrollo, Gorta-Self Help Africa, cuya misión es contribuir a erradicar el hambre y la pobreza en el África rural.

Oisín partió de Irlanda el 24 de agosto, atravesó los 38 kilómetros que separan su país de Escocia por el Mar de Irlanda (su primera travesía sobre aguas abiertas de las tres que hizo) y continuó para cubrir 300 kilómetros en dos vuelos ese mismo día. Apenas tres semanas después llegaba a África, aterrizando el 19 de septiembre en Ceuta, junto a la punta noreste de Marruecos y tras cruzar el Estrecho de Gibraltar. Por desgracia, el permiso para volar en Marruecos que había solicitado le llegó demasiado tarde, por eso aterrizó en Ceuta, que pertenece a España. Oisín voló una Ozone Spyder 26 con un motor Air Conception Nitro.
Esto es lo que nos cuenta de su viaje: «Tanto la Spyder como el Nitro 200 se portaron de maravilla. No habría sobrevolado el Canal de Inglaterra y el Estrecho de Gibraltar sin el apoyo de un barco, a menos que tuviera una enorme confianza en la combinación de ese motor y la vela de Ozone Spyder…».
Puedes ver más sobre la misión de Oisín, incluidos extractos de entrevistas en televisión en Facebook.com/flyafrica.ie

Enhorabuena de parte de todo el equipo Ozone.

Pal Takats sobrevuela el Monte Fuji

Pal Takats se bajó del avión, arrancó su motor y voló desde la costa del océano Pacífico hasta el Monte Fuji.

“Menos de 24 horas después de llegar a Japón y peleándome aún contra un desfase horario importante, conseguí sobrevolar el Monte Fuji, de 3776 metros. Fue una auténtica locura, un sueño hecho realidad. 55 kilómetros de vuelo con una ganancia de altitud de 4200 metros, despegando y aterrizando a la orilla del océano Pacífico”

Para saber más sobre la última aventura de Pal Takats: http://paltakats.com/blog/paramotor-overfly-mount-fuji

Emilia Plak saltando de isla a isla

En busca constante de aventura y de retos, la piloto del equipo Ozone Emilia Plak tuvo la idea de hacer un vuelo sobre el mar volando de la isla de Menorca a la de Mallorca. A finales de septiembre, una mañana de sábado, despegó de Ciutadella en Menorca y, hora y media y 68 kms más tarde, aterrizó en el puerto de Alcudia, en Mallorca. Voló con una Slalom 19 y le acompañó otro piloto que voló la nueva Roadster 2 26.

Emilia nos cuenta:

“Las islas Baleares las tengo a una noche en ferry desde mi casa, así que no pensamos mucho sobre el plan. En cuanto el tiempo pareció estar más o menos bien, tomamos un ferry a Menorca. No tuvimos un barco que nos siguiera, pero fuimos equipados con todo el equipo de seguridad posible: GPS, iPhone, sistema de rescate en agua Agama, chalecos salvavidas, trajes de agua, navaja, botes de humo, linterna y… hasta una colchoneta inflable de una tienda de chinos.

Cuando estábamos haciendo el plan, mi amigo dijo que durante el fin de semana habría muchos barcos cruzando de Menorca a Mallorca. En realidad, ¡no hubo ningún barco! Afortunadamente, teníamos un contacto de emergencia en Mallorca. El vuelo fue increíblemente bien, a pesar de que ese día la visibilidad era realmente mala. Tras apenas 30 minutos de vuelo ya habíamos perdido Menorca de vista. Ambos volamos con los trimmers en una posición que suponía un buen compromiso entre economía y velocidad, y nuestra velocidad media fue de 45 km/h. No había prisa y los dos preferimos relajarnos y disfrutar del vuelo a volar a la máxima velocidad posible para llegar de nuevo a tierra cuando antes. Nuestra altitud máxima fue de 100metros y la mínima de… 1 metro. Sí, se es eso es ir bajo, pero los dos estuvimos de acuerdo en que se trataría de un vuelo sobre el agua con todo el riesgo que eso lleva, y no en ir muy altos, pasando frío y sin ver nada. Ver únicamente una gran extensión de agua azul, peces enormes, aves tocando la superficie con la punta de sus alas y a tu compañero de vuelo durante una hora fue algo increíble. Hicimos aproximadamente 68 kilómetro en hora y media, y apenas quemamos 6 litros de combustible cada uno. Los días siguientes las condiciones no fueron lo suficientemente buenas como para hacer la siguiente travesía de Mallorca a Ibiza. Nos las apañamos para hacer dos vuelos locales más en Mallorca e Ibiza y regresar a casa. La próxima travesía de aventura tendrá que esperar hasta mi próxima visita.

Para mí, esta aventura fue increíble, pero no quiero que penséis que trato de animar a los pilotos a que vuelen sobre agua. Volar sobre agua con un paramotor es peligroso. Si lo haces, es muy importante ser consciente de todos los riesgos que implica, y llevar todo el material de seguridad posible, chaleco salvavidas, un sistema Agama e informar y pedir a tu amigos a que estén preparados para una actuación de rescate con un barco.”
Emilia Plak

Paramotores: PAP PA125
Velas: Roadster 2 26, Slalom 19
Duración del vuelo: 1,5 h
Combustible usado: 5 liters each
Distancia volada: 68 km/h
Velocidad media: 45km/h

Todas las cifras son estimaciones aproximadas.