Giuseppe Mastromichele

ON DETAIL: GIUSEPPE MASTROMICHELE / BERNARD ALEX TATSCHKE

"I wanna make the X-Pyr!"

Pilot: Giuseppe Mastromichele
Nationality: Italian
Birth Date: 12.05.1977
City: Hippach
Country: Austria
Job: Paragliding test pilot & tandem pilot
Web: http://www.jomastermikael.com
Glider: OZONE LM6
Harness: OZONE Ozium
Helmet: ICARO2000 Transalp
Sponsors:  Ozone, Icaro, Fairhaven Alti Vario
Assistant: Bernard Alex Tatschke
Nationality: French
Birth Date: 18.09.1982
City: Mayrhofen
Country: Austria

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
Winning the Mid-Italian Championship in 2006 (in sports class) while it was my first participation in competition.

When and why did you start paragliding?
In 1994 I did my first flight. Since a kid I was attracted by flying.

What is your mountaineering experience?
Since I was 14 I've been spending a lot of time in the mountains; hiking, climbing, via ferrata, skiing.

What does your typical training week consist of?
Ski-touring, trail running and gym.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
I have so many experiences that it's difficult to select 'the best one'. And the 'worst' I don't remember.

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
Because I wanna make it!

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
No.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
No.

What will your strategy be during the race?
Eat, sleep, walk, fly, repeat.

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
The mountains and the wild nature.

What scares you the most about the event?
Make mistakes.

Why will he make a good assistant?
Because I trust him.

Anything else you like to comment?
See you there!