I developed this passion as a child. I wanted to be a helicopter pilot from the age of 3 or 4 I started with model airplanes and it was then that I began to realise how great flying was After my friends started, I tried it too and I was hooked!
A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think about flying! Each year I manage to go on around 300 glides, but it also depends on my training schedule and the biathlon which is my priority and my job. Gliding is my hobby and comes second. Seeing as Karin is getting curious and starting to play with the glider, I will now take her for a flight and show her my passion from up high! Wow! Thanks Luki! In paragliding, you need to have a lot of patience. Sometimes you’re looking for heat areas or trying out new maneuvers or moves It’s not easy and it’s also a good form of training mentally as you have to stay completely focused and I try to then transfer that to my biathlon competitions When you’re up there with another person, you can share your passion with them Every time I have taken someone up for a flight, they have been a bit afraid to begin with, but when they land they always have a huge smile on their face! I was so relaxed in that harness! For a moment Lukas gave me control, and that’s when I started to become a bit scared, it was all so strange! But apart from that, I really enjoyed it up there It was an awesome flight with Karin. I am sure that she had a good time Now, our focus switches back to the biathlon