BGD Team

Mark Schoonhoven

  • Country Netherlands
  • Born 18-01-1975
  • Flying Since 2005
  • Current Glider BGD Cure
  • Favourite flying sites Feltre - Italy
  • Sports Paragliding, Snowboarding Mountain biking, Hang-gliding, Hiking.



Pilot's pages


In a photo magazine I had seen a picture of a Hang glider pilot flying over Rio de Janeiro. 
“That looked like something I wanted to do” And so: after getting my license (Hang gliding ‘Sonderpilotenschein’) in Austria, I went to Brazil one year later. 
I made flights overlooking the beautiful beaches and rainforest, the favelas and the ‘Cristo’ statue. 
As a result I wanted even more scenic views, travelling and airtime!
One year later I started paragliding.  I have had several (SIV) trainings and visited great flying sites. My goal is to continue having fun with (airborne) friends, helping other pilots to experience the beauty of paragliding and to improve my personal achievements.
Flying BGD is the best combination possible: Safety and performance with a colorful and lively attitude. I can’t wait to be back in the air with my BGD – Cure.


  • Tandempilot, Hangglider pilot, Paramotor (Trike).
  • Paragliding Instructor (Starting in the summer of 2016).
  • Several SIV trainings.
  • Still practicing my ’Helicopter’ and I also need to improve my XC flight of 
  • this year (97 km) …  more XC flights coming soon.
  • Flown on 5 continents and in many countries … only Africa and Antarctica left.

Additional pictures

Mark  Schoonhoven
Mark  Schoonhoven
Mark  Schoonhoven
Mark  Schoonhoven
Mark  Schoonhoven

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