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Real podcasts for real pilots! Engaging interviews with the world's best paragliding pilots. Expect fun, to-the-point conversations with varying themes, for a motivating, uplifting & educational listening experience. Laugh, learn, be inspired and travel to all corners of the world in your head. Started in Cape Town as a Covid-19 lock-down project by Stef Juncker, owner of Parapax Paragliding (www.parapax.co.za) and competition pilot for 23 years with +-17 000 accident-free flights. Enjoy, an ...
 
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Recorded 11 April 2020. So the very first podcast that I recorded closes this series. Uncut and unedited. Even the staying alive intro song is played "manually" with a separate Bluetooth speaker. Rougher than rough, like in the olden days.... This whole podcast thing started as a request from a beginner called Nicolas on our local paragliding club …
 
Recorded 16 May 2020 Robbie is quite simply a Legend. A very focused individual. Extremely modest for someone with so much success. Never been married, no kids and a man known for living on the edge... Always had, always will! Living in New Zealand now, into surf and kite, Robbie has lived, breathed and succeeded at free flight his whole career. Be…
 
Recorded 20 May 2020 Thomas and Stefan are xc cracks.. Tom held the world record fai triangle for ages. A 325km flight (still longest in Northern alps)! Stefan works for Skywalk, did Xalps and is an excellent comp pilot.They chat about the Zillertal (Ziller Valley in North Tyrol, Austria) where they live.Takeoff at 9am for the big days..Strategy, a…
 
Recorded 19 may 2020.Richard, in his push British accent is great at storytelling. His opening tale, the new years day, hangover, xc flight, landing in the big 5 game reserve story..car gets a puncture, make a jack out of stones etc...Fun podcast with strong messages!Xc in barren places... Be prepared! "when stuff goes wrong, it happens fast!" Lots…
 
Recorded 28 May 2020 Alex Booth is a chartered accountant that has owned and flown many helicopters, fix wings, Paragliders and Ppg. He is a husband, father of 3 boys and is a very passionate and experienced pilot. Based outside East London, the eastern cape of South Africa. Google images of this place.. Use words.. Transkei, drakensberg, wild coat…
 
Recorded 29 May 2020Emma represents the UK in comps. A mom of two, Pwc pilot and estate agent, married to Steve and living in Annecy, France.We chat about the property market and flying in Annecy. Paradise.. A playground described. Anyone for a chateau..a bargain at 3,5million EurosDiscussing the competition mindset. Emma has always been competitiv…
 
Recorded 29 May 2020 Torsten is a family man and head designer at Gin paragliders. To comp pilot and very wise man. He gives deep views into the pleasure of flying.. Designing of gliders, kites, and some gliders he would rather forget. History lessons and times at Gin, UP and crazy stuff. Never broken a bone, I was lucky. A glider I'd rather forget…
 
Recorded 27 April 2020 Rus is a family man, generous and patient. Head test pilot at Ozone and big champion! Brilliant insights in everything from Xc vs Comp flying to how fortunate we are to do this thing..Lockdown it's economic, environmental and other effectsHow I joined ozone. How instructors have a shelf life of 7-10 years. Career structures c…
 
Recorded 15 May 2020Jost is a Slovenian competition pilot that lives in Lasko and works for Naviter. We discuss lightweight equipment and "heavy" kits... What makes sense?Slovenia explained.. Sea, mountain, flying and skiing.. All within 1hours drive. The LOVE country. Lots of reasons to visit. Safe and great place.Flying in the Julian alps.. Kobar…
 
Recorded 12 May 2020. Barney is known as the wild man of Borneo. Most UK pilots know this legend and he started the BPRA, pro as the most famous paragliding race programme in the world! Phillipe Broers, Uli Prinz and pilot personalities are discussed.BPRA-Sharing, philosophy, Malin, Rus Ogden, Guy Anderson. No Egos, discipline, A framework of help …
 
Recorded 15 May 2020 John and his wife Katja live in Bali. Hangliding and paragliding world champ, John flew 186 miles (300km) on a hangie in 1983!!!They speak of Bali, Pepe Lopez, how tourism has changed in Bali.. Constant summer. Hindu, welcoming, smart people.Commercial tandem flying there. "Trade" constant winds.. 150m high, 20km long. Big busi…
 
Jocky is a legend. " Inventor " of SIV perhaps?My first full stall that went wrong! Keswick (his area in the lake district national Park) and "Escape".. Just ESCAPE!Flying in the UK... The NorthSouth Cup.Escape website. The team... How guides need to be passionate and talented.Robbie Whittal, the Isle of man TTThe Firebird Ninja.. Wire risers and d…
 
Recorded 14 may 2020. Alex (27) and Marie (28), this delightful couple, are married for 4 years and very successful in the world of paramotoring... Multiple World champs in all disciplines. They own a paramotor school 1 hour south of Paris. The area is flat. Alex loves to free fly. They experimented and came up with a unique system whereby Marie fl…
 
Peter is from Interlaken in Switzerland. Started flying paragliders in 96. Father of Iloy, husband and fun guy. Instructor and tandems in hangliding is his career now as he was pwc winner, Acro cracks with Chrigel from 2000 to 2006.He now alternates between hang and paraglider and explains lots of the how, where when and what advantages each have.T…
 
Recorded 14 May 2020 Rossenheim, Germany based Bernd Hohlmeier - Lufthansa pilot and fan of triangle cross country flights. Funny story on how he started flying in 2011, the state of Airlines today, tandem flying and the fun we have flying. Breaking triangle records in Colombia with Pepe Malecki, Kevin Phillips, Tobie and a few others.. Beautiful s…
 
Recorded on 13 May 2020. John, 82 years old, was a professor in engineering at the University of Cape Town and has always been a thrill seeker, loving adrenaline. He presently kayaks, sups, kitesurfs, flies paramotors and rides a bevy of electric toys. His latest toy is land paddling.John explains what it's like to get old and be adventurous.. We d…
 
Recorded 13 may 2020Sammy has come to Cape Town many times as a tandem pilot and comes from Reykjavik and lives in Vik, Iceland. He has a tandem business, zipline adventure and accommodation (see links below). We chat about "unnormal" Iceland, how to travel cheaply there and to really get the most out of it. Wild camping discussed. Flying and vol b…
 
DANIEL KOFFLER- Top tips and insights by this family man who has been into Speedriding and gliding since 1999. Designing speedies with SWING gliders since 2007, he started GGZ Facebook page, a portal for used paragliding wings and accessories. Check it out.. Over 21000 members!He loves and does tandem flights in lienz, osttirol in Austria. He owns …
 
Recorded 8 May 2020 - Jimmy is father of 2, husband and ex world champ in paragliding. Beautiful insights from flying the dolomites to tandems with disabled passengers (that are cost free!).A very funny story.. His worst glider! His home.. The magnificent dolomites and how the do 300m climbs on tandems! Nova, edel, Gin... Andre bucher!80s Gliders t…
 
Recorded 5 May 2020 Stelios and Claudia-Mount Olympus paragliding, Greece. Stelios is an instructor, tandem pilot and owner of one of the world's oldest paragliding lodges, based in Greece.He speaks of the Greek way of life, Olympic wings, his business and the flying around their area.Xc clinicsClients from USA Conferences.. My friend had Corona an…
 
Recorded 1 May 2020 So positive and always smiling is Andreas Pepe Malecki. Husband and funny guy that is really really good at flying... World champ in 2011 and 12 and 3 x German champion. Deep philosophies on positivity, friendships, winning and having fun! Learn from everyone! Always look on the bright side of life. On motorcycle riding, tours a…
 
Nevil lives in St Francis Bay with his partner Penny. Father and entrepreneur, he has represented SA at many world cup competitions. We discuss his crazy 507km record flight, held for 7 years and at a record 64,7km/hr (still holding). Alex Louws 283km in 1992...over 50km/hrWhy SA is special to fly 700km.." Its indeed possible "! The heat low.. Mid …
 
Tzak, or Jack, speaks openly about landing in the lake in Voss in January! About how he evolved from rafting to paragliding to Speedriding, becoming a tandem pilot, Airdesign test pilot. The Rise 4.. Magic! Acro insights, warnings and knowhow. How he ended up in Garda in Italy, flying from Monte Baldo. We discuss Loen, flying and living in Norway. …
 
Recorded 30 April 2020 Raoul Geiger..Reid Brigg Switzerland.. A very different instruction model.. Taking only 5-8 students for 7 months. Wow! In memoriam.. Mathias Roten.. Profiling him, his thinking and life lessons. Learning to fly.. 1996Dominic Stefan (sp) paratechHow at 16, I found paragliding with Mathias... The feeling we were looking for...…
 
Recorded 2 May 2020. Jon, a johannesburg based entrepreneur and multi disciplined pilot speaks about the differences between these flying sports. A family man and pwc comp pilot opens up. He discusses a trauma and/or fear of landing in rough terrain. Headspace affairs about xc and comp flying. Risk aversion and beer drinking!Technical textbook flyi…
 
Recorded 4 May 2020. Hendry Hellerle, flying for 10 years, took his eye off the ball... On 4 June 2019 attempts a top landing in stronger wind that results in an accident.. He explains what happened, lessons from it and describes how his "bravado bucket" got much fuller than his "fear bucket ". This is the place it happened if you would like to see…
 
Recorded 30 April 2020 Petra, from the Czech mountains is an unbelievably talented pilot. Natural, cool, so approachable. Speaks of how she got into flying in 93, macpara nirvana. A dream wing! "First comp, first task is the first time I ever thermalled, I was the only only one thermaling... We had only heard about thermaling. I flew 15kms on the d…
 
Recorded 27 April 2020 Charles is a writer, pilot and avid traveler. With his wife, he started Safari Drive, Africa's first turnkey self drive business in 1992. Great stories and challenges are explained here. He speaks of how he flew 300 and 400km in Brazil relatively easily. Alexander Robe and Marti. Portman are also discussed.Lovely storytelling…
 
Brilliant podcast..650km...700 Neville.?Testing. Top competition & xc paragliding tips. Young Honorin from the ozone development team and top top pilot is simply a genius! Brilliant podcast..650km...700 Neville.?Young Honorin from the ozone development team and top top pilot is simply a genius!..650km...700 Neville.?Deep views of Testing equipment,…
 
Martin is a local star in Krushevo and gives loads of information about his site, the area and countries around it, competitions (gin wide open and the world's), flying Sailplanes and acro. He clarifies how great and easy it is to travel and fly in Northern Macedonia. Martin, born in 1990, started flying at age 11 and has been multiple competition …
 
Professor at Zurich University, Dr Tony Patt is a paraglider pilot and expert in renewable energies.. He clears up important questions on this theme. Oil breeds corruption. What will our future toys look like? Electric paramotor?Educating young ladies is imperative. Must watch films.. Human 2015https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3327994Home 2009https://w…
 
Sebastian CoupyIs a French,Réunion. Based pilot.. He tells of mad adventures and strong tipsSeb coupy is a tandem pilot, artist, teacher and free spirit. He discusses what it's like to live and work on the island of Réunion in the Indian ocean. A province of France with 2 volcanoes. Lots of very interesting insights and fun stories…
 
Luis Mad Mickey Mouse Fonseca - Norway, facts, travel,fun flying, tipsFrom landing in a bee farms and enemy territory to a Hilarious opening story, Luis entertains us from one of the greatest countries I've ever visited. 4960 recognized flying sites (besides the hike and fly sites), easy travelling and spectacular scenery make Norway one of the wor…
 
Felix Rodriguez - The absolutely fearless hero /acro star /father/xc and safety top tips, risk vs reward, how he broke his back twice, Felix started flying when he was 9. He started with his 2 brothers, Raoul and Alex in their Parents paragliding business in Spain. World champs at Syncro paragliding acro from 2000 to 2006 and then 10 years later ag…
 
Russel Achterberg- Unbelievably interesting podcast by this very wise manIntroverts vs extroverts a la Susan CainMultidiscipline decision makingRisk vs reward and how toLimit riskTrance and meditation... How deep do we go when we flyHow your heartrate shoots up at takeoff and landing (for some)! How the use of the unconscious mind gives you great p…
 
Andre rainsfordSurviving the boomerang 4Garage full of gliders for sale. Performance changesDisagreement with dropping off prototypes in 2011Deep insights into why XC and comp flying actually don't differ325km fai in the alpsSports psychologistsTop south pilot, family man and businessman, Andre is really a thinking man and has very opinionated view…
 
Andrew Smith-- thermaling, instruments, record breakers, flying weather, testing gliders, Porterville, the future of South Africa? Andrew gives us excellent insights into the development of gliders and changing flying scene since the mid 80s, how lots of competitions how lost their adventure. Record breaking mad tales. Paragliding instruments and h…
 
Manu bontesWhere is your favorite place to fly.... (laughter).. After 33 years of flying and traveling all over the world... Wow!Interesting look at Appi, Travel, headspace to improve xc flying.Montenegro, pyrenees, Colombia, Peru.6400m takeoff.. Tandem takeoffs above 5000mHow some see a flight as crazy and some normal…
 
Bruce-brilliant stories recent and ancient historyThe golden days, 100m2 gliders, certification, the Diva , paramotor wings, cessnas, 3d space, AI, MRT comps, NO brake handles on wrists! Throwing the rescue.. Reserve parachute feelings, notes on hang gliding, horror story of owners valley. The honeymoon joke, crazy dancing during lockdown, favorite…
 
Recorded 20 April 2020 Close friend Ced vd schrick interviews Stef to see how the host of this series ticks. His thinking, logic and history are reveled. His studies, clowning career and hypnosis show as well as how and why he started Africa's original tandem paragliding business. Lots of insights into world affairs and psychology. The selfie syndr…
 
Petr Recek – MACPARA, Smuggling gliders into communist Czechoslovakia, glider construction secrets and test pilots wanted- Free sponsored job!Petr is a thinking man. You automatically see it when you meet him. An engineer, husband and father, but over anything, a brilliant paraglider designers, owners AND SOLE tester of many of his own products. As…
 
DAVIDE LICINI – Go out and paraglide in Corona times... Go for it! Sponsorship in paragliding – How to get a sponsor - Tips learned and used by Chrigel Maurer. Nutrition and hydration. When your first student flight becomes a XC flight... How to complete a superfinal task with a dislocated shoulder.Swiss, yet funny... insightful and super interesti…
 
Sukan Sahin – Latest updates from Olu Deniz and Turkey, The new lift – Yes or No?, Important tandem and solo tips, LEGSTRAPS!Sukie is a fabulous, carefree, generous Turk. Professional tandem pilot for over 10 years and 10 000 plus flights. Brilliant photographer - See his stunning instagram page Sukansahin and his Facebook Sukan sahin.…
 
BILL HUGHES – Kayaking vs Paragliding – How, where when to get into which sport?Bill, the funny yet focused Fai observer, pwc pilot, retired tech entrepreneur and fun loving criminal...fun talk about kayaking with your pet duck, how to gift wrap yourself in your glider and walk away without a scratch and how NOT to push your limits. A Fun podcast. …
 
Philippe Broers - hillside natural paragliding clown and official pwc photographer and videographer for many years. This top paraglider pilot delights us with funny stories, tongue in cheek humor and anecdotes in the paragliding world. Discussions from powerline landings and their dangers to how to solve the world's problems. " Legalise all drugs! …
 
Pierre Carter – Flying the Xalps 3 times. The worlds highest paragliding flight –kilimanjaro – 5000M!The Xberg challenge, 7 summits, Top beginner flying Tips, SHOES ON MY KNEES!! Pierre is above all an adventurer and lover of life. Lots of achievements, legend paraglider pilot since 1988 and father with hilarious stories!…
 
Francis Dudley Jnr 14 April 2020 - Surfing on a police car roof, starting fires using rental cars and other lessons learned through paragliding. Oh yes, and also “Choosing a career in helicopter piloting, its thrills, challenges and rewards”. Dudley, 32 years old, is a very clever, alert and mostly sober young man who has paraglided since 16 years …
 
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