Taking Steps Further

Taking Steps Further

I was just a kid. My father started with aeromodelling when he was young and since I could remember, I always followed his steps. 

In school, I was an introverted child. I spent hours drawing planes instead of playing soccer (like everyone else does in Spain) and I didn’t have too many friends of my age. As soon as I got home, I went directly to my father’s workshop and looked at him building those r/c planes and dreaming about joining “La patrulla águila” (Spanish air force). I was six when I flew for the first time in an r/c airplane and I will never forget it. 

When I was a little older, I also started to build airplanes with my father. We spent countless hours in that small workshop - building airplanes, helicopters, boats, etc. You can say that I spent my whole childhood building up my true dream.

Once I was 19, I met someone that changed my life forever and I will always be grateful to him for that. At that moment, he used to fly with a paramotor glider and he wanted to mentor me. So, I started flying with the paramotoring but soon enough I found out that I liked free flying more. It just felt more genuine and natural. 

I still remember my first flight. It took me ten seconds to descend from the top of the mountain to the ground (it was not a big mountain indeed), but the feeling of flying, even if it was only for ten seconds, was something that put a smile on my face. It will never be gone and it is still there after more than eleven years! I still enjoy every fly like it was the first.

Two years ago, I decided to go a step further and I started flying a glider at an aerodrome that is close to my place. But flying with my paraglider is what I do more often. During all these years, I realised that what I like is to be in the air, flying, and learn as much as I can during the journey.

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