Company History What is Paramotoring?
Bailey Aviation was created in 1999 by Paul Bailey, with
the backing of its sister company, Bailey Motorsport who Paramotoring or Powered
have been trading for over 17 years. Bailey Motorsport is Paragliding (PPG) is one of
regarded as one of the top worldwide manufacturers of the most exhilarating forms of
specialised aluminium fabricated and machined parts for Ultra Light Airsports existing
road, race and rally cars. This market leading position has today. The first Paramotors
been gained through a range or products and services that were developed in the
show outstanding technical ability coupled with stylish mid-80’s, but these very
looks, but most importantly a real understanding of how basic, noisy machines have
something works. This attention to detail and technical progressed amazingly into the
‘know how’ has been used to good affect on a range of lightweight, high performance
Paramotors that are taking the Aviation world by storm. machines of today.
Paul Bailey has a wealth of engineering knowledge that extends back A Paramotor is basically a sturdy chassis with a small capacity 2 or 4 stroke
over some 20 years. He started building and tuning 2 stroke Kart engines engine mounted to it, driving a propeller that is shrouded by a strung cagework
subsequently winning several national championships and then progressed with a harness attached. The Paramotor is strapped to your back and with
to preparing turbocharged Cosworth YB engines for his own racecar and the use of a Wing (paraglider) you have one of the easiest and lowest cost
later on to customers requirements. After gaining his Private Pilots Licence methods of powered flight available. As the units are foot-launched, they can
(PPL), Paul took up skydiving and became addicted to open air flying and be flown from any site with reasonable free space, with no hills, thermals or
excitedly purchased a Paramotor. Unfortunately the engineering quality on wind required for launching or landing. This is a truly unique experience and
this first purchase was appalling and after viewing many other machines, to feel the ‘buzz’ of open air flying is simply breathtaking.
Paul decided that he should design and manufacture his own Paramotor units.
Most Paramotors are designed to easily breakdown into 2 or 4 sections,
The aim was to design units to suit all which means effortless transportation of the whole unit in the back of the
potential flying customers that would average hatchback car. Paramotors are fair weather machines and once
fly decisively and reliably with a range strapped in, with the engine running and the Wing inflated above you, only
of powerful, efficient engines. These a few steps are required to leave the ground for the one of the most exciting
machines would encompass all his skills rides of your life! The only limitation to duration of flight is your fuel load and
learnt as an engineer, with high quality engines can be stopped and re-started mid-flight and are usually stopped for landing.
materials used throughout, sourced
from around the globe coupled with
modern assembly methods that lead to
a new breed of Paramotor… A Bailey “A range of Paramotors that are
taking the Aviation world by storm”
Do I need a Licence or training?
There is no licence required to fly a Paramotor in the UK and indeed many Thousands of Paramotors are in use worldwide and their easy transportability,
other countries, however, training is essential regardless of your previous low maintenance and launching flexibility are destined to make them the first
flight experience. You will find it easier and quicker to learn with an approved choice for novice or experienced aviators alike.
instructor and many training schools are set-up across the UK. You will be
expected to learn the basic principles of flight as well as simple aviation law,
navigation skills and meteorology. The instructor will give training on safety
What will I need to buy?
issues, wing inflation, launching, turning and landing and most students will You will need a Paramotor unit (with harness), wing and some training to
be able to fly within 10 days of training. start Paramotoring. Other vital accessories are a decent flying suit, a helmet
The British Hanggliding And Paragliding Association (BHPA) and the British and unless you are planning only very short flights a Vario (vertical speed
Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) are the joint governing bodies and indicator), GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) unit and an airband radio are
look after the licensing of instructors and arrange personal Insurance also a very good idea. We sell a full range of this equipment at Bailey Aviation
cover. The sport has been de-regulated since 1986, but all pilots must and are happy to give advice and technical help.
obey the rules specified in the UK Air Navigation Order (ANO) and general
International flying laws, which gives guidelines on where you can and can’t
fly. Both BHPA and BMAA have recommended minimum standard training
syllabuses, but these are not compulsory. www.bmaa.org www.bhpa.co.uk
Bailey Paramotor Features Our unique 10 Litre aluminium
fabricated fuel tank is a quick
Construction release design and can be easily
All Bailey Aviation Paramotors are removed from the paramotor
in seconds enabling easy ‘off
manufactured in house to exacting
motor’ re-fuelling. The tank also
standards. The cage and engine incorporates a side mounted level
chassis are made from drawn gauge with scale and a quick
aviation specification aluminium release dry-break fuel coupling to
alloy tube of various gauges giving prevent spilt fuel on disassembly
maximum structural stiffness and a screw mounted filler cap
without adding excess weight. with one-way valve.
All tubes are precision TIG welded using Flight Geometry
filler rod of the same material to insure After extensive testing and
uniform strength and quality of finish. The development of the harness hang
safety cage is a 4 piece split design that system our machines will fly straight
is clear anodised for added durability and & level without turning or yawing.
incorporates nylon bushes to prevent any Asymmetric ‘torque-cancelling’ hang
unwanted movement. The cage pieces bars with two-position fulcrum point
are secured with strong Velcro fasteners allows for any pilot weight. Our
allowing quick assembly/disassembly with complete peace of mind and ultimate machines are stable in turbulence unlike many other designs. The machines
portability. In the event of a very heavy landing or fall the cage is designed to hang bars are manufactured from seamless 316 stainless tube that are mirror
deform & absorb impact, protecting the pilot and the main chassis. This ‘No polished and are attached to the chassis by quick release ‘Pip pins’.
compromise’ design has high structural rigidity in key stressed areas and is
designed to be dismantled quickly & easily, leaving the chassis/engine to remain Foot Start System
free standing when disassembled. Our design brief was to make technically All our paramotors are supplied with a
competent machines that are aesthetically pleasing and easily transportable. manual foot start system as standard
(electric start optional, except SNAP100)
Harness originally designed by PAP Paramotors
Bespoke harness designed in
in Spain. The foot start is neater and
collaboration between Bailey
easier to use than a pull-handle and
Aviation and Sup’Air of France.
allows easy ground and in flight starting
This lightweight harness is rigid
without the complications and additional
but comfortable and has lots of
weight of an electric start system.
useful features, such as: Double
lock Sup’Air caribiners, in flight Safety Cage Netting
accessible 6x9” pockets, quick Our safety cages have a woven nylon
release buckles, adjustable leg safety mesh which is threaded through
support, secondary safety hang the outer hoop leaving a perfectly
straps, rucksack type ground hang smooth outer edge for the wing lines
system, padded shoulder straps to glide over during a forward launch.
and stainless steel quick release The cage also has a convenient throttle
securing pins. handle hook.
Research and Development
We have spent many exhaustive hours testing all aspects of our paramotor range to insure that we can get the highest
power and thrust figures for our machines. We use our own custom made Paramotor test rig that consists of a heavy
steel ‘Stand on’ chassis with a sliding bed that is mounted on low friction roller bearings that the complete Paramotor
is strapped onto. This sliding bed is connected to a very precise, calibrated load cell that is linked to a digital readout,
enabling us to get accurate, repeatable test figures for our motors. All measurements are taken indoors, reducing the
chances of wind affecting the test results. The ambient temperatures and barometric pressure are also logged and
BAILEY tests have been repeated at different times and temperatures to obtain meaningful ‘Average’ test results, which we
TEST RIG WITH are very proud to print! By testing different prop designs and reduction drives we can be sure that our range is honed
QUEST! XC UNIT to perfection and with the help of the soon to be released Quest! XC device we can keep a careful eye on all engine
parameters obtaining real-time data-logging information.
Paramotor standard features:
After 2 years of
development and ü 4 piece double hoop safety cage
Stainless steel torque-cancelling cantilever
refinement we are ü hang system
now able to offer
ü Sup’Air quick release harness
the worlds first
production 4 stroke ü Automatic choke
10 litre aluminium fuel tank with dry break coupling and
paramotor… The ü sight gauge
Bailey 4 stroke 150. ü Padded cage bag
Initial development of ü Padded prop covers
the 4 stroke project ü Engine Manual & 1 litre 4 stroke engine oil
started in 2003 and
the prototype was So why build a 4 stroke Paramotor? Well, our engine is very quiet indeed,
flown successfully by has vastly superior fuel consumption than its 2 stroke counterparts and is
Paul Bailey at the World Championships the same year incredibly clean with no messy mixing of oil and fuel (with the separate oil and
with much interest from pilots and other manufacturers. fuel systems) and no more worries of mixing fuel to exact ratios. The engine is
This prototype was relatively heavy and underpowered, but beautifully smooth and tractable offering a superbly linear power curve.
a capacity increase yielded big power gains and substantial The Bailey engine is a 150cc SOHC design and features CNC machined alloy
lightening of all components has made the production 4 crankcases, pressure compensating carburettor, stainless steel exhaust and
stroke an amazingly strong and confident performer. Poly-V belt drive reduction. The high power CDI ignition system aids easy
When contemplating the weight of the Bailey 4 Stroke 150, starting using the Bailey manual foot start. The whole powerplant is compact
the fuel load has to be taken into consideration, as the 4 and weighs in at 17.3Kg with all ancillaries. An electric start version is available
Stroke is very economical. to special order, but will add 3.5Kg to the machine and is generally considered
There are currently many 30kg paramotors available, most un-necessary with the manual system offering effortless starting.
having a fuel consumption of 4-6 litres / hour. This means
that when fuelling for a 2-hour flight on such a machine “After rigorous testing and many improvements during the
it would require the loading of 10 litres (7.20kg) of fuel, 2004 season the 4 stroke 150 is already a proven success,
bringing the total take-off weight to 37.20kg. built with competition in mind and winning two National
A similar flight on the Bailey 4 Stroke, that uses 2 litres/hour titles to its credit.”
would only need 4 litres (2.88kg) of fuel, resulting in a take
off weight of only 32.88kg.
ENGINE MANUFACTURER BAILEY AVIATION (ENGLAND)
ENGINE TYPE 150cc SOHC 4 Stroke
POWER OUTPUT 14.5BHP@7700RPM
STATIC THRUST (SEE NOTE 1) 52-56Kg/114-123LBS
ENGINE WEIGHT 17.3Kg (manual start) 19.3Kg (electric start)
PARAMOTOR WEIGHT 30.0Kg (manual start)
(COMPLETE, NO FUEL) 33.5Kg (electric start)
FUEL CONSUMPTION (SEE NOTE 2) 2 Litres/hour
RANGE 5 hours
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 10 Litres
PROP OPTIONS 1.30M 2 blade Carbon-composite prop
PILOT WEIGHT RANGE 85-110Kg
NOISE LEVEL (SEE NOTE 3) 60db
SEE PAGE 6 FOR NOTES
“The lightest machine in our range.”
Our design brief was to build a very light and
compact 2 stroke paramotor and the Snap 100
is the result, being the lightest machine in our
range. Using the 96cc Italian produced SNAP
engine with its centrifugal clutch propeller
drive, this is an ideal machine for beginners
or lightweight pilots. A intake silencer keeps
noise to a minimum, whilst a built-in fan
keeps the engine cool at all times.
The Snap uses the Bailey manual foot
start system and is an easy to start and
responsive engine, supplied in either
1.10M wooden prop (carbon prop is an
optional extra) or 1.30M 2 blade carbon
composite propeller sizes.
Paramotor standard features:
ü 4 piece double hoop safety cage
ü 10 litre aluminium fuel tank with dry break coupling and sight gauge
ü Sup’Air quick release harness
ü Stainless steel torque-cancelling cantilever hang system
ü Padded cage bag
ü Padded prop covers
ü Engine Manual & 1 litre 2 stroke engine oil
ENGINE MANUFACTURER CISCOMOTORS (ITALY)
ENGINE TYPE 96cc 2 Stroke (FAN COOLED)
POWER OUTPUT 17BHP@9000RPM
STATIC THRUST 49-51KG/107-112LBS (1.10M prop)
(SEE NOTE 1) 55-60KG/121-132LBS (1.30M prop)
ENGINE WEIGHT 12.4KG (manual start)
PARAMOTOR WEIGHT 23.7KG (1.10M prop) The 1.30M prop version has
(COMPLETE, NO FUEL) 24.3KG (1.30M prop) slightly better fuel consumption
FUEL CONSUMPTION 3.5 Litres/hour (1.10M prop) and is ideal for heavier pilots that
(SEE NOTE 2) 3.0 Litres/hour (1.30M prop) prefer an ultra-light paramotor.
RANGE 2 3⁄4 hours (1.10M prop)
3 1⁄4 hours (1.30M prop)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 10 Litres
PROP OPTIONS 1.10M 2 blade wooden “This is an ideal machine
for beginners or
1.30M 2 blade Carbon-composite
PILOT WEIGHT RANGE UP TO 90KG (1.10M prop)
NOISE LEVEL (SEE NOTE 3)
90-105KG (1.30M prop)
61db (1.10M prop) 63db (1.30M prop)
SEE PAGE 6 FOR NOTES
The Bailey Corsair uses the superb new
M25Y ‘Black Devil’ engine. This new
power plant is designed around the tried
and tested M21Y engine and shares
many of its moving parts, but with various
improvements to make a more powerful
and refined unit. This 172.5cc 2 Stroke
engine has a belt driven reduction drive,
carbon look intake silencer and chrome
/ carbon exhaust system.
The ‘Black Devil’ Engine produces
similar power to our previous best-seller,
the JPX 320/330, which was a heavier,
two cylinder 320cc engine and this means that plenty of power is on tap. This gutsy 2
Stroke engine uses an automatic decompressor allowing very easy starting with the
Bailey manual foot start system.
An electric start version is available to special order, but will add 2.0Kg to the machine
and is generally considered un-necessary with the manual system offering effortless starting.
Paramotor standard features:
Technical ü 4 piece double hoop safety cage
Specification ü Stainless steel torque-cancelling cantilever hang system
ENGINE MANUFACTURER JPX ITALIA (ITALY) ü Sup’Air quick release harness
ENGINE TYPE 172.5cc 2 Stroke ü 10 litre aluminium fuel tank with dry break coupling and sight gauge
POWER OUTPUT 21BHP@7400RPM
ü Padded cage bag
STATIC THRUST 65-70Kg/143-154LBS (1.10m prop)
70-75Kg/154-165LBS (1.30m prop)
ü Padded prop covers
(SEE NOTE 1)
ENGINE WEIGHT 14.9Kg (manual start) ü Engine Manual & 1 litre 2 stroke engine oil
15.4Kg (electric start) The Bailey Corsair is a powerful paramotor with a good power/weight ratio and
PARAMOTOR WEIGHT 26.5Kg (manual) 28.5Kg (electric) - 1.10m prop is already proving to be a popular choice. A 2 blade carbon composite propeller
(COMPLETE, NO FUEL) 27.1Kg (manual) 29.1Kg (electric) - 1.30m prop is fitted in either 1.10M or 1.30M sizes. Most pilots will be suited to a 1.10M
FUEL CONSUMPTION 5.0 Litres/hour (1.10M prop) version, but for very heavy pilots and people wishing to fly tandem, the large
(SEE NOTE 2) 4.8 Litres/hour (1.30M prop) propeller 1.30M version is recommended.
RANGE 2 hours (1.10M prop)
2 1⁄4 hours (1.30M prop)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 10 Litres
PROP OPTIONS 1.10M or 1.30M 2 blade Carbon-composite
PILOT WEIGHT RANGE 85-110Kg (1.10M prop)
100+Kg (1.30M prop - Tandem capable)
NOISE LEVEL (SEE NOTE 3) 64db (1.10M prop) 1.30M prop TBA
1) Static thrust figures are measured on our own calibrated test rig, and are
averaged across a variety of different atmospheric conditions
(temperature, pressure, humidity).
2) Fuel consumption figures are based on an 85Kg pilot with Action 27 wing
on fast trim.
3) Noise level is measured to DULV (German regulating authority) standards,
range 100 metres overhead, paramotor at wide open throttle.
The correct choice of wing is just as vital as your choice of Paramotor. After years of experience flying
Wings various different wings, Bailey Aviation currently stocks two superb wing types, but please call for our latest
recommendations as manufacturers are constantly updating and improving their designs.
Trekking are one of the largest manufacturers of Paramotor wings in the Paramania’s latest top end wing
world. The PARAWING is designed specifically for Paramotors and is is known as the Action, the result
suited to both beginner and experienced pilots alike, comes complete with of years of research using the
adjustable trim system, stuff bag and carrying backpack for storage. This proven Reflex aerofoil section. It
wing is very easy to ground handle/launch and with the trimmer set to full is a wing specifically developed
speed can compete with the fastest ‘so-called’ high-speed wings. A nice
for Paramotoring, with extreme
handling and relaxing wing to fly, also offers excellent thermalling ability with
stability and speed, excellent glide/
or without the engine attached. Available in small, medium, large and extra
large sizes, choice dependent on combined pilot and Paramotor weight. sink ratios and handling that pilots
Available in a wide variety of colours, please call for current stock options. crave. This wing is more suited to
Afnor standard certification. experienced pilots, having superior
dynamics, faster ultimate speed and
is very stable under all conditions.
Available in four sizes, 25 (S), 27
(M), 29 (L) and 31 (XL), choice
dependent on combined pilot and
Paramotor weight. Available in 5
exciting colours as shown. In addition
to the wing itself, you will get;
Paramania MultiBag (Stylish Cordura
Rucksack & Stuff bag in one), inner
bag, compression strap, speedbar,
manual and basic repair kit. Afnor
Red Hot Ice Blue Hornet Blade Beach
The Action Wing
is available in the
Flying Suit following 5 colours
Flying Suits - We offer the superb Sup’ Air
flying suits manufactured from breathable
Cordura material. These suits keep you warm
without restricting movement and feature Wind Socks
a radio pocket and elasticated foot straps.
Available in Medium, Large, Extra Large ‘Wind Socks’ are an essential piece of
or Extra Extra Large sizes in blue/black, red/ hardware used to help you determine
black or grey/black colours. wind speed and direction, we stock the
Trekking ‘Wind Socks’.
2004 – A YEAR OF SUCCESS FOR BAILEY AVIATION
MACHINE TITLE PILOT
Bailey JPX D330 UK Altitude Record (13,476 ft) Karl Hinzer
Bailey 4 Stroke 150 UK Paramotor Nationals – 1st Place Paul Bailey
The Comunica BETA+ is our top choice of
Bailey 4 Stroke 150 UK Paramotor Nationals – 2nd Place Michel Carnet
safety helmet. The BETA+ is an ultralightweight
Bailey 4 Stroke 150 French Paramotor Nationals – 1st Place Michel Carnet
Bailey 4 Stroke 150 European Championships (Highest placed UK pilot) Henry Glasse
(550gms) design, which is very comfortable and
Bailey 4 Stroke 150 Fly by Ranch Championships (USA) – 2nd Place Paul Bailey neat. Can be worn with most headsets or just
Bailey 4 Stroke 150 Sun & Fun exhibition (USA) - Winner of best overall Paramotor ear defenders. Hi-Tech Composite manufacture
and metal chin straps fasteners conform to
We have also manufactured parts for the first ever Microlight to fly EN966 standards.
over Mount Everest (Pilot: Richard Meredith Hardy) and intrepid BETA+ COLOURS: WHITE (stock) or RED and
explorer Tim Hall is using a Bailey Corsair paramotor for his forth DARK BLUE (special order) .
coming Antarctic expedition.
Brauniger IQ Comfort
The IQ Comfort is the biggest selling vario-altimeter Relai System
and offers most features a pilot will need with an
The Lynx Relai System is designed specifically
easy to read LCD display. Features such as auto-start
for use in very high noise environments (i.e.
of the flight recorder, 50 flight memory,
Paramotoring) where wind noise may also be a
L/D calculator (requires speed probe), and more make
problem. The headsets are noise attenuating and
this a top performer.
provide hearing protection in noise levels up to
110dba. The Lynx Relai System is modular in design and is intended
for use with hand-portable radios and can be configured to work
Brauniger IQ Motor with various types of radios by changing a small plug-in module. The
headset includes a built-in volume control and two push-to-talk (PTT)
The IQ Motor is the world’s first electronic flight
switches, as well as a connector for an additional PTT switch.
instrument designed for paramotors. Featuring
analogue and digital varios, integrated flight
recorder (version B only), altitude, engine RPM &
temperature (version B only) and when Connected
to a PC your flights can be analysed with the free Quest! XC
PC-Graph 2000 software. The innovative Altitude
Guidance Mode (to maintain a constant height) The revolutionary Quest! XC 4-in-1-flight information system
makes powered flying even safer and a lot more is a new breed of flight computer designed by paramotor
pilots for paramotors.
fun. Displayed engine data can be programmed with
individually adjustable alarm thresholds so if a value is Quest! XC comprises a display unit, no bigger than a
exceeded the IQ Motor display field starts to flash. standard altimeter/vario instrument, attached to a sensor
Version A is the standard IQ Motor, Version B includes box by just one wire. Without the sensor box attached it
can also be used as a top of the range Alto/Vario for free
a Barograph which stores altitude to a resolution of 1m, flying with GPS connectivity and PC Post Flight Analysis.
flight time and engine temperature. Designed for beginners, intermediate recreational pilots
and for competitive pilots alike. Whatever the level, it will help
ICOM A3E Transceiver all pilots get the absolute most from their sport. Features include:-
The Icom A3E is a small but powerful portable VHF COM
transceiver that has a high quality audio output and can be Fuel & Engine Monitor (CHT, OIL & EGT, Tacho, engine hours, Fuel
used as a stand-alone unit or connected to a headset with used, left and how long it will last)
the appropriate adaptor. Simple to use and can be configured Vario & Altimeter (3 x Altimeters, digital / analogue Varios with Audio,
to display frequencies/airport names/call signs and has 50 stop watches, alarms)
preset memories and a 760 channel maximum (RT licence Flight Computer & Planner (Calculates wind speed & direction, air
required when using any other channel than the designated speed calculates time to return & compares with fuel)
Paramotor channel). Ideal for Paramotor use when coupled with Data Logger (Records all flight & engine characteristics for full post
a Lynx Headset. flight analysis and logging - including GPS)
We are currently in the process of selecting both UK and overseas companies to act as authorised distributors for the Bailey
Aviation range of Paramotors. These companies are chosen for their technical understanding of the sport, the ability to demonstrate
our product and their quality of after-sales service. Some are also certified training schools, so you will be able to purchase your
Bailey Paramotor with peace of mind and be fully trained to BHPA or BMAA standard. To view a list of our authorised dealers, please
check out our website at www.baileyaviation.com
We aim to keep the delivery times on our range as short as possible, but as all machines are fully hand made by a team of skilled
engineers, with many components sourced from around the world it is best to call us or one of dealers for accurate delivery dates.
In most instances a deposit is required to place your order and delivery of your machine is completed within a 2 to 4 week period,
allowing us to tailor the machine to your needs (e.g. left or right hand throttle etc).
Please see our separate list for latest prices. We can accept Visa, Mastercard, Switch/Maestro, Solo and Electron cards for payment
as well as cheques accompanied with a guarantee card (cheques will need to clear before goods released). Sterling bank drafts and
transfers can be accepted with prior approval from our sales team.
How to contact us
Bailey Aviation has two manufacturing / assembly sites, one situated in Royston (Hertfordshire), the other in
Over (Cambridgeshire). Appointments to view our Paramotor range or to directly order Paramotors, wings
and other associated accessories can be easily made by calling one of our sales team on 01763 246660 from
9am - 6pm Monday to Thursday, 9am - 5pm on Fridays and 9am - 2pm on Saturdays. Alternatively details on
our range, including latest news and events can be found at www.baileyaviation.com.
BAILEY AVIATION, ROYSTON, HERTS, SG8 5JR, UK
TEL: +44 (0)1763 246660 FAX: +44 (0)1763 242777
AUTHORISED Web: www.baileyaviation.com
DEALER STAMP e-mail: email@example.com
JON HILL PAUL BAILEY GEOFF SODEN PARAMANIA