Love, learn, lead, fly!
As a kid, life is a never-ending adventure filled with endless possibilities. Imagine catching a glimpse of Hang Gliders on TV and feeling the excitement boil within you. The thought of defying gravity, soaring high above the earth, and experiencing the thrill of flight sends shivers down your spine. But this is more than just a fleeting moment of excitement. This is a dream waiting to come to life. And the beauty of it all? You have the power to make it happen! The sky's the limit, so strap in and let's go on an unforgettable journey filled with adventure, excitement, and limitless possibility.
Hold on tight as I take you on a journey of rediscovery and adventure! A forgotten dream was reignited when I met a friend who had joined a paragliding club. Her tales of flight and freedom captivated me, and before I knew it, I found myself joining the same club and embarking on a three-month journey to become a pilot. The training was intense, but I was determined to see it through. And then, the moment of truth arrived. The final session of training brought us to a hill where I took my first flight. It was a shaky start, with my nerves almost causing me to crash, but my instructors encouraged me to try again the next day. That day, I stepped out of my comfort zone and took the leap of faith. And it was then, with the guidance of my instructors and the rush of wind beneath my wings, that I discovered my true passion. Paragliding has since become a defining moment in my life, and I am forever grateful for that chance encounter and the journey that followed.
Lantau Island, 8th August 2020
Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Paragliding in Sai Wan, Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, adventure awaits at every turn. Unlike other countries, all the best flying sites are just a stone's throw away. Whether you're located in the heart of the city or on its outskirts, you're never more than an hour away from your next thrill. Despite the modest height of its mountains, ranging from 200 to 400 meters, the hikes to the take-off spots only add to the excitement. Soaring through the skies at Ma On Shan and Shek O are always on the agenda, but there's always room for exploration and trying new sites. That's exactly what we did when we discovered Sai Wan, a hidden gem among Hong Kong's flying spots. The view was breathtaking and the experience was unforgettable. So pack your bags and get ready to soar, because in Hong Kong, the sky truly is the limit!
Failed take off
This is so far my worst fail. In a nice weekend, I went to the north of Vietnam. The place called Tam Doung and it has an amazing mountain view. It was a one night travel from Hanoi. We reached there very early morning and got ready to go to fly. After breakfast, motorbikes took us up the mountain to the take off zone. The nature in this part of Vietnam is very especial. The mountains, waterfalls and beautiful villages make a sense of proud and calmness at the same time. After getting to the take off zone, I realized it's just a clif. You run, and take off, then you make it. If you fail at any time, you will fall down.
It was an exciting and nerve wreking moment. I had to try it and I had to take off. I didn't hesitate and took off. Luckily everything went well. After the take off when I looked back, there was a beautiful waterfall behind me. I had a great flight and landed in a footbal studium.
As soon as I landed, someone approached me and said, the local governenment just told us foreigners can't fly. I got worried. Told myself, all that way traveled to the north for one flight? It can't be.
I went up again and tried to understand what is the situation. The have changed the take off zone to a safer place. But it was a new place. I told my friends that I cover up all my face and there is no way they know I am a foreigner. But no one should talk with me in English. Everyone agreed and I tried to take off. That is were all the things combined to gether along with my poor judgment of which direction to run and it gave me an unforgetable incident!
Son Tra Da Nang
Soaring above the skies of Da Nang is a memory that will stay with me forever. As the sun beats down on the sea, thermals form, providing the perfect conditions for an unforgettable flight. The thrill of climbing higher and higher, reveling in the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings, is an experience like no other. Da Nang truly offers a chance to soar to new heights and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Nestled beside the tranquil Yen So Park, the field in Hanoi holds a special place in the hearts of all paragliding pilots. This is where dreams take flight, where the journey of soaring above the clouds begins. Even in the scorching summer heat, our dedicated instructors never wavered in their determination to train us, imparting their passion and love for the sport with each lesson. The field may be small, but it holds an immeasurable amount of memories and possibilities, making it a place of inspiration and wonder.
I wonder why...
Flying alone in a weather which is going to be not so good for flying. Luckily I made it back to the ground on time
My best videos are the ones my friends taken from me. I hardly remember who took this one, but I really like it!
First time in 1200
The first time I took-off the ground and realized that, oh, I am really high, but what now?