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Bridger Henriksen

Do you have a nickname that you go by?
I was going to say no but I just remembered quite a few friends of mine call me BridgerSnacks. Why I don’t know, some mysteries in life just go unsolved.

Where do you live?
Orem, Utah

What do you do for work?
Database Admin for a software company.

What year, and how old were you when you started flying?
As far as Canopies go it was 2013, and I was 25.

Did a family member introduce you to paragliding? Does anyone else in your family fly?
No family or friends at the time I started anyhow. Initially I really wanted to hang glide, even ever since I was little. Speaking with some fellow skydivers that flew gliders and speed wings is what got me interested in the free flight sports.

What other passions do you have, or activities do you enjoy?
Paramotoring, hiking, camping, mtn biking, pubg, exploring & sport climbing. Most anything that makes you feel alive and appreciative of nature.

Why is flying important to you, and what does flying mean to you?
Always been obsessed with aviation since I was a little, have had countless R/C planes. Wanted to fly but was deathly afraid of heights. Solved that issue by getting into skydiving, that completely changed my perspective on heights and distance. Freeflight I feel is the ultimate expression of personal flight, the indescribable exposure to the air and unrestricted views make every flight euphoric!

Do you have any goals, dreams or plans for the next 1-2 years that you want to share?
Speedfly in Europe, NZ and and some more here in other sites of the U.S. Just to travel to new places in general. Bag some new lines I’ve been scoping out in mountains in the area. Keep progressing as a pilot and member of this amazing community. Vol biv the Wasatch, Paramotor camp where possible.

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