Or rather, who am I? You will surely meet my partners on site, the "banda". For the moment I will start by introducing myself.
My name is Olivier, but in Mexico, where it is customary to have a nickname, they call me “Condorito” (little condor). He is a Chilean comic character, well known in Latin America. It is true that there is a family resemblance.
I did my first flight on September 11, 2001. It can't be invented, and it's easy to remember. In short, I have been traveling for almost 20 years with my paraglider around the world, especially in winter, to satisfy my passion.
After having scoured the South of Europe and Morocco, I went several times, to Nepal, South Africa, Colombia and Brazil ...
Despite my experience, I too know what it's like to arrive at a new site, at the end of the world alone and unassisted ... "just in case".
Already you have to find the site and be able to access it, without having to leave the car for take-off, or walk for hours! And once we take off, where is the landing? Each site is different, with its own aerology, and its associated risks if we are not careful.
In the end, it spoils the pleasure of flying for you, which you cut short when you don't give it up. I imagine that reminds you of something.
The site of Valle de Bravo, in Mexico, is apart: an “El Dorado” still preserved, which ticks all the boxes:
- An ideal climate
- great cross-country potential
- a unique atmosphere.
I could therefore tell you when to take off, where to go, to tame this site, and optimize your flight day, depending on the conditions, your expectations and above all your level. And of course, I couldn't help but give you some advice, debrief the flight ...
Contrary to what I have seen in many places (even in Europe for that matter), where people who are not always qualified call themselves “paragliding guide” overnight, I am paragliding instructor (FFVL).
I work at Grands Espaces paragliding school in Annecy during the season in France, and for a few years I have been flying in the winter Mexico.
I am moreover the only French instructor authorized by the local club to supervise groups there, and I suggest you make you discover it… in safety.
Also "APPI instructor", this allows me to do two-seater there, because it is a prerequisite imposed by the club which manages the site.
Obviously, I am also fluent in Spanish and English, I can act as an interpreter. And I will not forget to share my tips on site with you, and will tell you some anecdotes about the heritage of this country rich in culture and history.
See you under the cumulus cloud!
are you ready ?
Join us. Choose your dates to block your week (limited number of places).