Pascal Campbell-Jones - World renowned and much loved Paramotor Pilot of Parabatix, We are the Rovers, Sky Trippers, and Paramania has had a near fatal accident with a tandem trike (not flying, yes while on the ground).
The accident occurred last week in south west France. Following an evening of flying, he was packing up his equipment. The throttle jammed open on full power while he was taxiing back to the hanger, sending him hurtling towards parked cars and a public area. He avoided them by steering the 264lbs (120kg) Rotax trike into a ploughed field to the side. The machine flipped violently and rolled multiple times. Pascal was air lifted by helicopter with severe injuries and has narrowly escaped being paralyzed for life.
He is now at the nearby hospital. He has a broken neck on the number two vertebrae (spinal segment). In addition he suffered a broken thigh (femur) bone in his left leg and a host of other injuries. Over the last week he has remained in intensive care, with loved ones close by.
He has a very long road to recovery ahead of him, it's going to be a full on challenge.
Pascal is one of the few people in our sport who is a genuine pioneer. His focused activity, ideas, and charisma has made him an important ambassador, he has had a big part to play in shaping Paramotoring into what it is today and will do so into the future.
During this difficult period, he is going to need specialized equipment and techniques to ensure a complete recovery. Funds will go towards hospitalization costs, to adapt his living area for his recovery and unexpected medical bills involved in this process. In addition, he has his two daughters to take care of, but will be unable to work. Right now, he needs all the help we can give him. Anything that you can do will help this amazing legend and friend of our sport!!!