VIDEO: Dramatic views from the skies over Ely and the Fens from paramotor enthusiast

Caught on camera: Paramotor flight over Ely

Caught on camera: Paramotor flight over Ely - Credit: Archant

AN enthusiast from Ely has put together startling images of what it’s like to be guiding a paramotor over Cambridgeshire.

Caught on camera: Paramotor flight over Ely

Caught on camera: Paramotor flight over Ely - Credit: Archant

His video – recorded on a Go-Pro Hero mini camera- has been published on You Tube.

It shows the thrills and spills of the sport – just weeks after a pilot on an outing in a paramotor from March got tangled in electricity lines on landing. He got entangled in the lines and narrowly escaped being electrocuted with the 11,000 volts which the wires carry.

The Ely video shows part of a 50 minute flight and it too wasn’t without incident.

“Engine seized at 700 ft above ground level due to little end bearing failure,” he wrote on You Tube.


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“Was only a mile or so from home airfield and initially attempted to glide back there but realised I wasn’t going to make it so dumped down in a field.”

He said an investigation was under way as to why the bearing failed.

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Meanwhile the March pilot spent a precautionary night in hospital but was otherwise unscathed.

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