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Parafest 2016


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PARAFEST 2016 - An event not to be missed

Parafest is the UK’s only trade exhibition for paragliding and paramotor aviation.

Manufacturers, dealers and schools will be attending with their full range for display and demo.

You can meet the experts and ask your questions to the people who know the answers.

Based in North Wales for its country central location, its close proximity to some great paragliding sites and with a field reserved for paramotor flying pilots will enjoy breathtaking views along the North Wales coast into Snowdonia National Park and beyond.
Whether you’re a seasoned pilot, a new pilot or a wannabee pilot Parafest has it all in one great location, close to the coast and surrounded by the natural beauty of North Wales.

Hang glider pilots, powered or unpowered, this is also for you. It’s all foot launched flying fun.
We floppies don’t discriminate against the stiffies. Come and join the party.
Maybe you can be converted… ;o)


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