Parabatix Sky Race at Montauban
A new air race is here… PARABATIX SKY RACERS. The new alternative air race that gets you closer to the action.
It doesn’t get much more spectacular then this. Fourteen of the world’s best freestyle paramotor pilots sky racing round an aerial racecourse. Swooping round giant inflatable pylons and under bridges while racing to milliseconds against the clock: This is the ultimate air race, a race that takes pilots and pushes them to their limits. This is Parabatix!
On Saturday 4th September in an airfield in Montauban, Southern France, the sky was buzzing and spectators roaring as Parabatix organiser Pascal Campbell-Jones and his team of paramotor pilots put on an incredible aerial extravaganza.
Paramotors are the motorbikes of the sky, using two-stroke engines and paraglider wings. Their pilots aren’t hidden away in cockpits, and spectators can see their every movements, from leaning into steeply banked turns, to grabbing balls or swooping across water at speed, their feet kicking spray into the air. The slower flying speeds and agility of the machines means all this can take place in a smaller area, putting the audience closer to the action.
The Parabatix team now aims to bring sky races to other venues around the world and is looking for sponsors to help. Pascal is confident that Parabatix will follow in the footsteps of other successful spectator sports such as the Red Bull Air Races. He said, “Parabatix brings together exciting aerial action with strong pilot characters that will captivate audiences, and at a fraction of the cost of other aerial events.”