Francu Claudiu


"I love challenges"

Pilot: Francu Claudiu
Nationality: Romanian
Birth Date: 22.01.1980
City: Cluj-Napoca
Country: Romania
Job: Mountain Rescuer
Sponsors:  Sponser, Ozone, Edelweiss, Airsports
Assistant: Chira Septimiu
Nationality: Romanian
Birth Date: 17.02.1980
City: Cluj-Napoca
Country: Romania


What is your greatest sporting success?
Every great flight is a great sporting succes.

When and why did you start paragliding?
Long time ago. Flying is a beautiful dream that came true paragliding.

What is your mountaineering experience?
I am a mountain rescuer, a mountain guide, skier, climber, biker.

What does your typical training week consist of?
My training week program depends on the weather. I run or bike everyday, and fly as much as I can.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
All my great flights are wonderful memories. A not so good memory is an injury I had in the Alps: where I had thrown the parachute and had a rought landing on the rocks.

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
To test my limits. I love challenges.

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?

What will your strategy be during the race?
We will adapt to the weather conditions, we will always try to have a good plan, also flexible to be able to take the best decision, and I will try to fly as much as I can.

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
The adventure and the challenge to do my best.

What scares you the most about the event?
Nothing. Maybe the bad decisions that I could take under the pressure of going beyond my limits.

Why will he make a good assistant?
He is calculated, a good paraglider, and knows how to give a good advice.

Anything else you like to comment?
Looking forward for the X-Pyr.