Marcel had his first flight in a glider at the age of 14. From that day he was addicted to flying, spending every free day on the airstrip to build up flight hours. After finishing school he could fulfill his dream and became an airline pilot. After more than 12,000 hours of commercial flying he still loves to be in the air – even in his free time. Paragliding offers him the perfect combination of sports, challenge and adventure. In 2014 he flew his first 200km FAI triangle. XC flying became a real passion since then. Flying BGD wings since 2015 he is focused on discovering new options for big FAI triangles in the alps away from the standard routes. XC flying is like a big chess game in nature for him – planning new routes, thinking what might be possible and try it out. The way back when bombing out somewhere far away from the next street can also be a rewarding adventure for him. His advice is to be open minded, to try something new and you can experience a lot !