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Marie Mateos

Where do you live?
I live in a small town at East Orleans in the center of France, just 12 minutes by road to go fly. 

What do you do for work?
I have a school with my Husband Alex MATEOS, I am an instructor Paramotor, we do training and advanced training. We are one of the only schools that teaches electric paramotor. 

What year, and how old were you when you started flying?
I started to fly as a Hot Air balloon pilot at 17 years old, and 20 years old in Paramotor(2011)

Did a family member introduce you to paragliding? Does anyone else in your family fly?
My mother is a Hot Air Balloon pilot and my brother too now. I was in a hot air balloon when i saw a paramotor for the first time. I said i have to test it! then a friend introduced me to Alex. He became my instructor and my partner in life.

What other passions do you have, or activities do you enjoy?
My first passion was riding horses, i did it 10 years and in competition too. After that i discovered flying in hot air balloon, and then in paramotor. Now i like to fly paragiders too.

Why is flying important to you, and what does flying mean to you?
With the Paramotor i really feel a total liberty, the air on my face, do not take a lot of time to get ready, doing what i want.

Flying Achievements.

  • World Female Champion 2016 – 5th overall
  • 1st Female at World Championship 2018 – 5th overall
  • 2 times French Female Champion
  • 2 times French Vice-Champion mixte (2017 and 2018)
  • Vice European Champion mixte 2017 : The one title i am most proud of

Do you have any goals, dreams or plans for the next 1-2 years that you want to
share?
Yes, i want to train again and again to be better in competition

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