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Charles Cazaux

Do you have a nickname that you go by?
Charly, “The Machine”

Where do you live?
My heart lives in Morzine while my home is few kilometer west from Chambery when the flatland disappears at the first reach of the Alps.

What do you do for work?
I am seller in a Orange mobile phone shop for 10 years and paragliding instructor at the Airlinks Academy

What year, and how old were you when you started flying?
I was 15th in 1993 when I started paragliding in Morzine

Did a family member introduce you to paragliding? Does anyone else in your family fly?
No one was flying in my family, I just follow my dream to join the bird up there.

What other passions do you have, or activities do you enjoy?
Eating chocolate! Hiking, biking in the mountain!

Why is flying important to you, and what does flying mean to you?
Flying is freedom, respect of elements, sharing adventures with friend!

Flying Achievements. 

  • 1st PWCA Superfinal 2009, Poggio Bustone Italy
  • 1st FAI World Championship 20111, Piedrahita, Spain
  • 3 World Record holder (speed 25km FAI triangle, speed 50km FAI triangle, free distance with 3 turnpoints 476 km)

Do you have any goals, dreams or plans for the next 1-2 years that you want to share?
Improve my pilot skills and go for some record attempt expedition