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ON DETAIL: JAKUB BEÑO / PAVOL ŠELIGA

“Why did I start to fly?, why not?”

Pilot: Jakub Beño
Nationality: Slovakian
Birth Date: 05.02.1986
City: Banská Bystrica
Country: Slovakia
Job: Waiter
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Glider: SKYMAN Crossalps
Harness: SKYMAN Coconea
Helmet: Giro 8
Sponsors: Gradient
Assistant: Pavol Šeliga
Nationality: Slovakian
Birth Date: 03.02.1981
City: Bratislava
Country: Slovakia

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
I still haven’t reached it.

When and why did you start paragliding?
It has been nearly 6 years since I first flew.
Why?, Why not? :)

What is your mountaineering experience?
Himalayas, Pyrenees, Alps, Tian Shan

What does your typical training week consist of?
As much flying as possible

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Uff… After a whole life as a sportman, I can say:
Thanks Shiva, more nice memories than bad ones

Why does the X-Pyr interest you?
Another mountain range in this planet that presents a challenge to me.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
Yes, and it was a very valuable experience
(Gracias team X-Pyr, it was perfect)

What will your strategy be during the race?
From the ground I know the mountains quite well.
Lets get to know them better from the air.

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
The experience

What scares you the most about the event?
Strong winds

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
Peter is experienced

Anything else you like to comment?
I am looking forward to see my friends and to see the Pyrenees.