Håkan Ponthan


​First airsport was skydiving, 1984 and I heard about paragliding, so in 1986 I used a parachute for ground take-off. Not that successful, but in 1991 I started with paragliding, more successful and did so rather intensively for 3 years. Then a long break, often feeling a need to get back up, and for the last 4 years calling some of the best paragliding sites my home as I have been working offshore and free 50% of the year. I have a military background and have been working with global security. This and my love for travelling, adventure and exploring has taken me to 46 countries. And more to come. For me paragliding is about feeling connected to nature, the environment, people and culture. It’s nice with long, high and challenging flights, but it is just as good with a soft evening flight in sunset in company with friends and family. In recent years getting a bit more into the paragliding industry.

#Vol Bivouac, #Cross Country

  • Fliegt seit 1991
  • Aktuelle Ausrüstung : BGD Riot
  • Top Webseiten : Bir Billing St André Les Alpes Tolmin Algodonales
  • Gig : Heath and safety consultant
  • Weitere Tätigkeiten bei schlechtem Wetter : Paragliding, skiing, kayaking, surfing


    Vol-Biv and XC on my own in the back mountains of Bir Billing.
    Nice 50-75 km FAI triangles in the spring, Pyrenees, St André, Bassano etc.
    Helping other pilots enjoy flying, by guiding and coaching