Hi. Best regards. My name is Edison Valencia, President and Founder of Volar en Parapente by GTOPIK.
I found out Paragliding and Adventure Sports by chance, thanks to a courtesy flight I had with my cousin Hector Flory, who had already had several years of experience doing Paragliding.
We started flying and my feet left the ground in a magical and inexplicable way. Then, we flew for 10 minutes and my mind kept thinking that man could fly with a simple piece of cloth and ropes and that we could move up and down as if we were birds.
Two years later, I had the opportunity and made the decision to learn to do Paragliding, which I did intensively. For this reason, after 15 days I was lready flying by myself. After three years of practice and more than 1000 flights done by myself, I got a certification as a professional pilot and started flying with other people as passengers.
Throughout many years of practice and more than 10,000 paragliding flights with passengers, I have discovered that people are afraid of flying, because they think it is dangerous, but, on the contrary, Paragliding is for me one of the most important, Fundamental, Good, Easy and Safe sports ever.
People who learn to fly or practice Paragliding in the company of an instructor get basic knowledge about meteorology, aerodynamics and physics in an easy and fun way, which is agreat source of Entertainment and mental Skill, thanks to the fact that the Paraglider transmits the movements of the air in your body and hands; your mind begins to memorize and mechanize the movements of the air, thermal currents, dynamics and displacement of masses, all this with the great help of the birds that always fly by our side teaching, in an easy way, how the thermal currents move, so we learn physics just following these incredible animals.
Promoting and giving free access to all people who want to learn to fly, because I believe that paragliding is the evolution of man in: Education, Entertainment, Skill and Transportation.
Activities that provide you with Knowledge, Entertainment and Ability to use in your daily life, to know how it works the world in which you live and thus learn to use Nature in a better way and get the best out of it.