the president and technical director of
AeroStyle airsports Inc. We are a paragliding
and snow-kite school, and a distributor
of paragliding products.
I love paragliding
so much, and I really want it to become
more popular. Sometimes I even say “it’s
crazy that this person doesn’t want
to go paragliding,” and I try to do
everything I can to convince them.
Sainte-Anne is the mountain that offers
the best opportunity for a paragliding school.
When I saw this mountain with a ski lift
that operates year-round, with a relative
elevation of 2000 feet, and practically
360 degrees of take-off area, it was love
at first sight.
than 50% of paragliding records have been
set in South Africa.
have the paragliding instruction side of
the business. That includes all the training
students need to become paragliding pilots.
We have the snow-kite side of the business,
which is a type of kite-surfing on snow.
also have the recreation side in which we
offer tandem flights to tourists. These
flights are with instructors. There is no
experience required for customers.
target market is twenty-year-olds up to people
in their sixties. We have couples that want
to come flying, and bring their kids. We’ve
had children as young as three years old.
It varies, but the majority of our clients,
specifically in the paragliding classes, are
between 30 and 40 years old. Sometimes a bit
younger, sometimes a bit older.
quarters of the animals on Earth can fly.
course I would like the business to develop
further. If it allows me to hire more instructors,
and these instructors are able to make a
full-time living paragliding because of
my business, it would be gratifying for
them and for me too. It would be my greatest
reward. I don’t have unrealistic ambitions,
I just want to live a good life and work
in the field that makes me happiest.”