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Chris Geist

Do you have a nickname that you go by?
C
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Where do you live?
Bavarian Alps/ Germany

What do you do for work?
Paragliding Academy

What year, and how old were you when you started flying?
1999/ 19 years old

Did a family member introduce you to paragliding? Does anyone else in your family fly?
My mom started paragliding in the 80´s, put me under her parachute as i was 12 years old and ruined my life 😉

What other passions do you have, or activities do you enjoy?
Holiday with my wife and kids, kitesurfing, mountainbike, ski mounteneering

Why is flying important to you, and what does flying mean to you?
My father always took us in his plane and also died in a plane crash in switzerland as i was 7 years old. maybe thats the reason why flying was always a part of my life. paragliding brings me back to nature and is the most important thing in my life beside my family.

Flying accomplishments.
I took part in the paragliding acrobatic comps in 2003/2004 (Redbull Vertigo and others), worked for paragliding manufactures Airwave, Swing and the test laboratories Para Test and EAPR.

Do you have any goals, dreams or plans for the next 1-2 years that you want to share?
More time for traveling and flying by myself

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