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The FFPLUM are not taking this too seriously, this is part of their response:

Of the overflight incident of a nuclear power with a paramotor.

The French Federation of ULM (FFPLUM) deplores and strongly condemns the action taken today by Greenpeace, the Bugey nuclear power plant, using an aircraft type which is part of PPG 6 ULM classes of regulation.

This action purports to show that plants are not protected against aviation risks. This is not the first time that such amalgam is made ​​dramatically and demagogic.

On the merits, a unit of less than 110kg flying at 40km / h obviously does any kind of threat to a nuclear power plant. More generally recreational equipment (aircraft, microlights, model) have absolutely nothing like airliners or fighter planes.

Technically this action is completely ridiculous and inopérente.

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Excuse the google translate for some of it.

Cheers,

Alan

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I have no problem with Greenpeace they do loads of good stuff,

But this can only be negative publicity for them as I for one feel less inclined so show any support to people who would spend my donated money on a paramotor and wing to go and do something to make the charity look stupid and loose the confidence of it's supporters.

I love 'positive' publicity stunts, but this one is a perfect example of the risk of the 'bounce effect' when they go wrong.

SW :D

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Don't know who the pilot was, but they simply didn't consider rotor on a low downwind over that "structure".

The result was predictable except to them. Silly rabbit.

Did they even plan to land inside the facility or do a classic outside land and dash...

They're lucky it went parachutal at least.

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He might not have shown how vulnerable a nuclear plant is....but on a positive note, he did keep us all on our toes by showing how vulnerable our wings can be. And perhaps it might deter a few "would be" assasins from hijacking our sport in future. I hope

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