Hanggliding Pilots in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil


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Konrad Heilmann

44 years, 28 dedicated to Hang Gliding, certified level 5 Master Pilot, Brazilian Advanced Champion 2001, currently 13th place overall in the Brazilian Ranking, South American speed and distance over triangular course record holder, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo state hang gliding distance state open distance record holder, represented Brazil in several international competitions from the early 90's to present, part of Brazilian team in Ager Spain 1994, Monte Cucco Italy 2010 and 2013 Hang Gliding Worlds in Forbes Australia. Two times Winner of Wings Over Wellington, NSW, Australia, 2014 & 2015 editions. In 2015 alone, took part of 8 international hang gliding competitions in Australia, USA and Brazil, consistently placing podium or top ten positions.

Travels constantly for Hang Gliding competitions or expeditions.

 

In 97 accomplished a 25.000km hang gliding expedition from Rio to the Caribbean. In 2013 did a 21.000km motorcycle expedition across Eurasia, from Shanghai, China to Lisbon, Portugal.

Besides Hang Gliding, also practices Cycling, Surf, Kitesurf and snowboarding.

Besides Potuguese he also speaks English, German and Spanish 

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klaus koch

 

Klaus Koch

Klaus has over 23 years dedicated to hang gliding and many, many hours in the air and over 10.000 tandem flights.

Participated for consecutive years of national championships and state throughout Brazil reaching goals and achievements in the sport. In 2005 made it to Brazilian vice-champion.
Certified by the Brazilian Hang Gliding Association.

In April 2015 took part of the Brazilian Nationals in Governador Valadares.

Besides flying Hang Gliders Klaus is also a professional Helicopter pilot and instructor and also kiteboarder.

Speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.

 

Manny Rio Hang Gliding 

Manny Navarro

 Hang Gliding pilot since 1978. Advanced experience on high altitude flights, Brasil, USA(Ca), Austrália, Asia and Europe. Hang glider pioneer on Himalaias (1985). Altitude and speed record holder in Austrália and Brasil (balloon drop). Sky Diver since 1997, with 1400 jumps plus.

Portuguese and English

 

Watch some of his insane Balloon drop videos: