Pascal ( Paramania Team ), sends us pictures of his last trip to THAILAND.
Pascal: ” The last trip we made before saying good bye to one and other was a trip to the party island that is Kohpangyang. I had visited this island the year before but swore that I would return with my friends. We had only planned to stay for a few days but days turn into weeks in Thailand and with picturesque flying everyday and cool beers by night, it was obvious nobody wanted to leave! I d like thank everyone we met and helped us along the way! A special thanks goes to George Macack & Dream (Paramotor Pattaya) and Teerasak (Changmai Paramotor Club) for guiding us around Changmai. Thanks to Sophie from indasky productions – www.indasky.com who followed us closely with film cameras, and even rigging us with tools to take incredible shots on board and in-flight , watch out for her DVD soon! Some of the most amazing images of paramotoring ever captured i m sure!
“I had made a similar trip in 2005/06 but once our season had quitend down i could wait no longer and headed strait back to Thailand. This time however i wasn t alone and invited some close friends that included pilots Mathieu Rouanet, Julius Gee. We travelled north from Bangkok to Tak and then on towards Changmai where In the city we participated in the opening of the princesses flower park festival.
With our display greatly appreciated and with some other friends that i had made last year (Tee and John) we set off into the jungle on the back of elephants up to the mountain range that overlooks Changmai. We took off from a small village and flew down through the valley, snaking our way along the river under tall trees, flowers and tropical foliage.. we all knew that this was first of many more spectacular flights in paradise. After leaving Changmai we headed south by bus. We had all of our equipment with us and if i had said it was an easy ride i would of course be lying. still, with good friends and always a good sense of humour we arrived in Krabi (south Thailand). We had been greeted by perhaps one the most beautiful coastal locations i had ever seen and with the weather and flying conditions nearly perfect at this time of year we were off again to fly around the large teeth like volcanic rocks that stood alone and high out to sea.
My “Puans” (Thai for friends) and i flew from coast to coast, island to island. We rented a boat and proceeded to skim across the smooth blue open water between the small rocky masses of land, always under the watchful eye and camera of the talented Sophie. It would be fair to say that among these islands it s not difficult (especially with a paramotor) to feel like you have just discovered a new world untouched by civilisation. We would arrive on deserted sands and religiously crack open a coconut, take 5 minutes to wonder at the natural beauty and be off again before the milk turned warm in the hot Thai sun…