This morning, Gilo Cardozo flew his Parajet paramotor, powered by a supercharged Wankel rotary engine, to just over 20,000′ in sunny Wiltshire.
Gilo was going through some last minute testing and tweaking of his engine before departing for Nepal, for his attempt to fly over Mount Everest.
He reports an excellent climb rate, without having to use full throttle, and was still climbing fast at 20,000′ when he encountered adverse weather conditions and some ice.
Gilo is confident to have the necessary power to attack Mount Everest, with his friend Bear Grylls, both flying Parajet Wankel engines.
Best of luck to both of them in their amazing daring adventure.
Watch this space or wait for issue #2 of Paramotor Mag for the whole story.