We are delighted to announce that the 1st FAI World Paramotor Endurance Championships will take place between the 3rd and 10th of August 2024 at Manston Airport, in Kent. The official championship website will be launched in late 2023; until then, this page will contain the latest updates and key information.
Top pilots from around the world will compete for the ultimate prize in paramotoring over the beautiful scenery and coastlines of Kent.
Competition Director: Barney Townsend
Deputy Director: Andy Phillips
Chief Marshals: Simon Pitchford and Lynne Orgovanyi
Kent CT12 5DF
Pilots and teams arrival on site, and test flying: Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August.
Opening Ceremony: Saturday 3rd August
Competition flying: Sunday 4th August to Friday 9th August
Awards and Closing Ceremony: Saturday 10th August
Entry fees and costs:
Pilot Entry Fee: £500 before 30/04/2024, £600 after.
Team Leader / Assistants fee: £100.
Fees include: All printed navigation maps for pilots, 1 tracker rental (additional trackers available for extra fee), Official competition T shirts, Camping on site, Toilet / shower / rubbish facilities, Live band and meal at final evening party.
Showers and toilets will be provided on site, along with briefing / social marquee.
A range of hot and cold meals will be available to purchase from the Naafi cafe on site and additional catering specific to the event. More details will be provided here soon or please visit the cafe website.
Camping is available on site with shower and toilet facilities. Camping is free for competitors and sponsors.
If you prefer not to camp, we have two recommended options within 5 minutes drive:
The Premier Inn Ramsgate (Manston Airport) hotel offers low price hotel rooms.
The Manston Court Holiday Park offers static caravans or cabins and is offering a discount if you state that you are attending our event.
Competition format and tasks:
The championship will be run according to the same “Endurance” format used successfully in the UK since 2018. The task catalogue and rules and regulations that were approved by the FAI CIMA Plenary in 2023 can be viewed below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: we will be submitting an update to the task catalogue for approval at the 2024 CIMA plenary in February 2024. Amendments we plan to make are:
1. Amend the scoring formulae to remove the normalisation of task scores – returning to the previously tested system (and currently approved standard S10 version). This amendment is based on experience and pilot feedback from the 2023 British Open Championships. An example of this format can be found in the British Open Paramotor Championships 2022 task catalogue here.
2. Amend the minimum insurance level requirement of pilots, from £5m equivalent as currently approved, to £1.3m equivalent as per changes to BHPA requirements.