June 1st, 2016 - The newly formed Paradigm Aerobatic Team is proud to conduct their first US based performance at EAA’s AirVenture 2016 in Oshkosh, WI.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the 64th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention known as the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Paradigm Team is scheduled to showcase their performances as part of the evening air shows on Wednesday and Saturday July 27th & 30th.
The Paradigm Team is made up of pilots from the United States, Spain, & France. Their ultralight paramotors allow them to create an engaging performance reminiscent of an aerial three ring circus as the 6 pilots to showcase the incredible maneuverability, precision, and performance of this relatively modern method of flight. Led by Eric Farewell of Aviator PPG in Central Florida (EAA# 1153625), the pilots each demonstrate their years of experience and expert skills to the crowd at AirVenture as they also conduct synchronized aerobatic maneuvers never before seen in the United States.
Paramotor ultralights employ lightweight two stroke engines worn by the pilot like a backpack. These engines enable pilots to fly as long as 5 hours on a tank of fuel while the gliders allow for speed ranges of 12-58 MPH. As paraglider design has evolved from simple wings designed to descend mountains to modern gliders boasting 9.5 to 1 glide ratios, so have the maneuvers possible, maneuvers that truly must be seen to be believed.
At AirVenture, Paradigm Team pilots will also utilize the the paramotor & paraglider’s unique pendular energy to perform an aerobatic routine like no other. Pilots will conduct maneuvers sustaining upwards of 6G’s and practice formations that include their gliders actually touching one another. The Paradigm Team’s 12 minute act includes over 60 maneuvers beginning with a formation launch and ending with a crowd side landing.
The entire Paradigm Team wants to thank AirVenture for the opportunity to share their exciting slice of sport aviation. They look forward to Oshkosh 2016!
We want to thank our sponsors as well: