The Icarus Trophy Pioneer's race is kicking off in a month and we're here to bring you the rolling news of our preparations.
The worlds first long distance paramotor race, we are right proud of our new adventure. We've got 29 pilots gearing up to go and squeezing in that last bit of training.
They'll take off outside Seattle after dawn on Monday 12th October. They'll fly, either racing or meandering down to San Francisco for the closing party on 24th October.
Thats about 783 miles, or 260 hours of walking to you or me. Not to these flying pioneers.
Here's a round up of their prep:
05.10.2015 Rosa Earp
We asked Don McLester how his training has been going. Here's his report of his training mission:
"A success on all accounts." Marvellous stuff.
30.09.2015 Rosa Earp
Better now in training than in two weeks in the race eh?
29.09.2015 Rosa Earp
28.09.2015 Rosa Earp
17.09.2015 Rosa Earp
Here's Claire Mackay training hard in New South Wales with High Adventure Paragliding.
08.09.2015 Rosa Earp
22.08.2015 Rosa Earp
Try not to get hypnotised by this wind map.
We especially enjoy the website disclaimer. "Please do not use the map or its data to fly a plane, sail a boat, or light wildfires." No mention of paramotors though.
09.08.2015 Rosa Earp
This is what training looks like. Watching the sunset from the sky. It's a hard life to be a pilot.
03.08.2015 Rosa Earp
You can find out more about the 2015 Icarus Trophy here.