Let us be your Wingman.

“A wingman is a pilot who supports another in a potentially dangerous flying environment.  Wingman was originally the plane flying beside and slightly behind the lead plane in an aircraft formation.”

We believe that adventure flying is the future of our sport. Most pilots dream about their paramotoring adventures but sadly, very few actually go for it. Adventure flying seems too challenging to them, and there seem to be too many obstacles .

We do not take obstacles for granted. Because we always challenge what others consider impossible. We believe that the greater the obstacle, the more glorious it will be to overcome. In the end, it is usually a lot easier than it seemed in the beginning. This is why we want to:

  • Inspire people to dream-up their their amazing paramotor adventures – escape the ordinary.
  • Encourage people to believe their dreams can become reality.
  • Trigger people to follow their instinct. Now! Not later.
  • Award and reward those who keep pushing our sport further.
  • Share the paramotor adventures with the whole community to inspire others .

With a budget of more than 20,000 EUR for 2019
we provide direct financial support for paramotor adventures.


Supported adventures so far:

It’s amazing. We have started this initiative just recently and already we have received some great applications:

Around the Sierra Nevada Mountains
850 miles paramotor adventure in one of the most iconic landscapes from green valleys with white rivers across high snowy
Read more.
Operation Resurrection: Arizona Adaptive Air Adventure
A paramotor adventure of disabled veterans with various levels of challenges and abilities… no less than 10 program alumni, with conditions
Read more.
6000 miles Paramotor Adventure.
A super enthusiastic pilot Jean Francois Chabaud is about to fly from California all the way to Florida, cross the
Read more.

Inspired? Yes, it could be yours as well.

The next deadline for applications is
September 30, 2019!

Continue reading to find out how to apply.

We will watch your back:

There are numerous ways we can help you to accomplish your amazing adventure:

  • We can donate direct financial support for you and for your team. Real cash. Really.
  • Even if your adventure is not very costly, you may consider taking a skilled videographer with you. We may cover these costs.
  • Feel free to talk to our ambassadors, get advice and guidance.
  • We will gladly promote your individual adventure. This way we can help you to get in touch with local pilots or find buddies for your adventure.
  • We can provide free editing of your video footage and make you look really like a pro. While you are busy with your next adventure :-), or just getting back to your daily routine:-(

Apply for Support

Adventure Wingman will provide financial and other types of support under following principles:

  • The Fund will cover up to 50% of the estimated costs of an adventure. It is up to the adventurer/team to source the rest of the funds.
  • Support is provided to adventures, not to the individual or teams. That means support is not aimed for purchasing gear but rather on covering direct cost of the actual project (e.g. plane tickets, support vehicle, sherpas, rescue boats, food, insurance, etc …). It’s possible to lend a paramotor or other for the project specifically in special cases to ease logistics costs or wear-and-tear.
  • Any pilot or team may apply. You do not have to be a SCOUT pilot.
  • Decision making process must remain very flexible. These projects may be very different and hopefully surprising as well. It may happen that an exciting project will be submitted that does not meet all the criteria and yet we feel the project is on the right track…the jury reserves the right to make flexible exemptions of the rules and publish detailed specific reasoning for every exemption.

Amazing Iceland


Examples of costs we can cover

We may cover up to 50% of direct costs of the adventure, these my include

  • plane tickets, car rental, truck rental, shipping of paramotors, necessary lodging, campsites
  • support crew expenses, support vehicles , sherpas, rescue boats
  • insurance
  • CAMERA CREW – Do you have a insanely-good concept for an adventure planned, but lack the skills to capture and assemble the best footage? Take a skilled and talented friend with you as camera crew. We would cover their costs.
  • video editing – Please edit and publish if you can. If not, send us the footage after you come home and we will gladly do a professional edit for you.
  • Are you a crazy young stuntman with big brave balls? Do you have an idea for a great stunt that might potentially start your professional career? We will help you get the attention you deserve by providing a budget for promotion on YouTube or social media.

Keep it reasonable, of course.

Big adventures need lots of fuel.


What kind of adventures are we looking for?

No, this is the wrong question.
The real question is: What kind of adventure are YOU looking for?

Big Epic Adventures

Let’s push this sport one step further with great epic expeditions. Go to film wild horses in Romania or snow bears in Svalbard, … whatever.

Small “Weekend” Adventures

It does not have to be a “big thing”. We like small weekend projects, too. True adventure does not have to be necessarily in Nepal.

Crazy Stunts

Are you a young pilot with big brave balls or a pilot stuck deep in his midlife crisis wanting to escape the ordinary? As long as you keep it legal , we are with you all the way.

We are eagerly waiting for your thoughts and ideas.

Oman


Deadline for applications:

Applications shall be submitted in rounds. It will be so much fun for us to watch the video applications and read through the details. We are sure it will be hard to choose the best ones.

The next deadline for First stage applications is:

Continue reading “Apply for Support”

Paramotors Are Awesome

Do you know the YouTube series People Are Awesome? 

No doubt paramotor pilots can do better. Now imagine collecting the best footage from paramotor adventures from all over the world, adding some great music to it and make a professional edit! How cool that would be!?

And yes, this is exactly what we will to do.  Share the video footage from your adventures and we will do the hard work for you. We will edit the ultimate-best-most epic-paramotor videos ever.

Do you want to be Awesome too?

Any paramotor pilot can be. No matter what glider or paramotor brand you fly, please join us. Become a part of it. We want you to be in there!

The Adventures

Flying paramotors is no doubt the best way to explore and discover:

  • Flying low & slow allows us to have a direct connection with the country like no other aircraft. Flying inside a canyon or touching a waterfall with the wing is priceless.
  • short take-offs and landings allow us to camp anywhere
  • flying without a cockpit allows us to take amazing photos and videos to share the adventure with others
  • the whole aircraft is so small that it can be checked-in and taken anywhere in the world

We feel privileged to inspire, encourage, trigger and share these amazing adventures to the whole paramotor community.

$ 11,125 donation so far:-)

So far we have approved 3 adventures while one of them has been already accomplished. The total value of support was more than 11 thousand USD.

Around the Sierra Nevada Mountains
850 miles paramotor adventure in one of the most iconic landscapes from green valleys with white rivers across high snowy
Read more.
Operation Resurrection: Arizona Adaptive Air Adventure
A paramotor adventure of disabled veterans with various levels of challenges and abilities… no less than 10 program alumni, with conditions
Read more.
6000 miles Paramotor Adventure.
A super enthusiastic pilot Jean Francois Chabaud is about to fly from California all the way to Florida, cross the
Read more.


Applications:

Here you will find all the crazy adventures to vote for your favorite.

The net deadline for applications is 2019 March 31. Submit your application and see your adventure listed here:-)

Then hope for the best to have your adventure selected buy the jury.

To find out more, click here>

Our Sponsors

AdventureWINGMAN.org is a non-profit fund.

The fund is generously sponsored by

www.scoutparamotor.com

Our goal for 2019 is to donate over 20,000 eur for the most epic paramotor adventures!

Continue reading “Our Sponsors”