Paragliding has captured the hearts of many adventure enthusiasts around the world. Today, we have the pleasure of speaking with Andi, a 58 years old physiotherapist who recently completed his paragliding pilot course. Andi chose AntiGravity Paragliding School for his training and has agreed to share his paragliding experiences with us.
Let's explore a quick Q&A session with him.
Q: How did you get interested in becoming a paragliding pilot?
Andi: I was inspired by my sons. They would often come home with incredible stories of their flights and the sense of freedom they experienced while gliding through the air. Their enthusiasm and passion for the sport ignited my curiosity, and I knew I had to give it a try.
Q: What do you feel about paragliding?
Andi: Paragliding is truly magical, both before, during, and after the flight. The anticipation builds as you prepare for takeoff, and once you're in the air, the feeling of weightlessness and the breathtaking panoramic views of the landscape are simply indescribable. And even after landing, the excitement lingers, leaving you with a sense of accomplishment and a desire for more.
Q: How and where did you find AntiGravity Paragliding?
Andi: I discovered AntiGravity Paragliding through a personal recommendation and some thorough internet research. The school had an excellent reputation and seemed to align perfectly with what I was looking for in terms of professionalism, safety, and quality of instruction.
Q: How was your ground training experience during the basic course?
Andi: My ground training experience was excellent. The staff took excellent care of me, and their friendly and responsible approach made me feel comfortable and well-supported.
Q: How was your first flying experience?
Andi: My first flying experience was nothing short of awe-inspiring. I remember the early morning light, the majestic mountains in the distance, and the sense of anticipation as I prepared to take off. Once in the air, the feeling of floating weightlessly above everything was surreal. It was a moment of pure bliss, and words can hardly do justice to the indescribable sensations I experienced.
Q: How was your learning experience with AntiGravity?
Andi: Learning with AntiGravity was a fantastic experience. They have a well-designed program that provides intensive and responsible care to their students. I always felt well looked after and safe during my training. The instructors were knowledgeable, patient, and supportive, ensuring that I gained confidence and competence in my paragliding skills.
Q: How has paragliding impacted your life?
Andi: Paragliding has been a transformative adventure for me. It has pushed me out of my comfort zone and taught me to trust myself and the process.
Q: What are your future plans with the sport?
Andi: While I have had an incredible journey as a paragliding pilot, I feel that my time with the sport has ended. The experiences I've had and the memories I've created are unique, impressive, and truly fantastic.
Q: Any suggestions for upcoming beginner paragliding pilots?
Andi: If you're looking to learn paragliding and have an exceptional experience, I wholeheartedly recommend AntiGravity Paragliding School in Bir. Their professionalism, commitment to safety, and intensive care for their students are unmatched.
Andi's journey from being inspired by his sons to becoming a paragliding pilot with AntiGravity Paragliding School has been one filled with wonder. Paragliding has allowed him to experience the world from a different perspective and has instilled in him a sense of confidence and adventure.