I was born in 1987 and later on I got my hands on a kite for my first time. My father told me how to use the wind really early. In the following years I learned more and more and got my first own kite. That was the start of my career J. Now there is no life without kiting.
In 2007 I competed for the first time in the German KLB championships and got the 1st place in 2007 and 2010. Now I’m not competing anymore due to safety reasons for my job as a physiotherapist, but I’m out as often as I can when there is wind to push my level and get high.
I want to go kiting as often as possible, next to my job as physiotherapist. I want to have some awesome kite-trips around the globe in the next years with friends & teammates.
The only difficulties are that you are looking for right wind at the time you have to go out! J When there are perfect conditions you feel good and push your limits against yourself.
It’s awesome when you are out and feel the wind in your hair. Perfect to fly high and lose gravity with a lot of hangtime and huge heights. That’s a superkiteday!
I train at different spots. For water sessions I’m most of the time off to Holland with some great spots. On land I can train at my homespot in Duesseldorf. When there is no wind I train with fitness and running.
I take my inspirations from different riders around the world, combining and mixing it with my own thought of good riding, but the biggest key is that you need a lot of fun in what you are doing.
I’m not competing at the moment due to safety reasons for my job, but when I was competing, I was always nervous of the conditions. When it’s too gusty, you can’t land all your tricks safely.
I think my biggest fan is my family. They supported me all the time when I was young and made this all possible. And of course my girlfriends which show a lot of patience when I’m out for session and don’t come back for hours.
Do what you believe!
My future plans are to make a lot of good trips and sessions on water, land, snow and produce nice pictures & videos.
The Thermal flight Plus lets you at least half an hour to see the world from above. In strong thermals and sometimes turbulent air you feel the enormous strength of updrafts, so you and your tandem pilot can in good conditions drive over the top of the mountains.
Sometimes you can go even higher along with your tandem pilot, close to the clouds. These tandem flights operate mainly in the spring and early summer.
Please note: The strongest thermals for these flights are in the months of March to August. In other seasons, the pilot can achieve very long flight times only on certain days. The advantage in the late summer and fall: The air is perfectly calm – soaring and gliding!
Please ask your tandem flight pilot on the spot about filming and photography, he can best assess the situation on the ground.
After about 30-60 minutes you begin with the landing. After this experience you will be full of impressions. Many images and feelings often come to mind days later…
-Full instructions about take-off, flight, landing phases with your tandem pilot.
-Of course, you are insured with us, your pilot signs all tandem flight insurance in your presence.
-During briefing you get a helmet, gloves and in bad weather a flight suit.
-Paragliding takes place together with your tandem pilot.
Flight time 30-60 minutes
Total time 2 Hours
The Thermal flight offers the feeling of the thermals in the air during the flight and the paraglider is a bit longer.
Your tandem pilot will be looking through the power of the sun, causing updrafts. Besides, many circles are flown and maintained constantly at new sites for even better thermals out. Using these thermals your tandem pilot can extend the flight time artificially.
Please note: By mid-September the thermals are usually strong enough to extend the flight. In other seasons there can be only for a single day.
Often filming and photography are possible during the thermal flights due to the still relatively quiet conditions in the air.
After 15 – 30 minutes, you begin with the landing. Many passengers already dreaming for the next paragliding flight…
-Detailed briefing on the launch, flight, landing phases with your tandem pilot.
-We have assured the tandem flight, your pilot signs all flight insurance in your presence.
-During the preparation you get a helmet, gloves, and in bad weather a flight suit.
-Tandem flight together with your pilot.
Flight time 10-25 minutes
Total time 1.5 Hours