Mark Schoonhoven

netherlands

​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.

#Cross Country

  • Flying since 2005
  • Current kit : BGD Cure
  • Top sites : Feltre - Italy
  • Bad weather fillers : Paragliding, Snowboarding Mountain biking, Hang-gliding, Hiking.
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Achievements

    ​Tandempilot, Hangglider pilot and Paramotor.
    Paragliding Instructor.
    Several SIV trainings, still practicing the ’helico’ and improving my XC flights.
    1ste - 2018 National Dutch Flatlands competition with the BGD Cure.
    Flown on 5 continents and in many countries … only Africa and Antarctica left.