Dora Goksal

IN DETAIL: DORA GOKSAL / BAHADIR AKSOY

"I needed a new challenge about what I like the most. It's the perfect fit"

Pilot: Dora Göksal
Nationality: Turkey
Birth Date: 03.03.90
City: Oludeniz
Country: Turkey
Job: Paragliding Pilot
Web: website
Glider: GIN GTO2
Harness: GIN Genie X-Alps
Helmet: ICARO Transalp
Sponsors:  Ucus Akademisi, Gin Gliders Turkey, Fenomen Air Sports, Beysukent Koleji, Vertigo Skydesign, Kutup Ayısı
Assistant: Bahadir Aksoy
Nationality: Turkey
Birth Date: 11.07.95
City: Ankara
Country: Turkey

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
Being the first Turkish pilot in national and world rankings

When and why did you start paragliding?
I started in the end of 2011. I just needed a challenge.

What is your mountaineering experience?
I live nearby and spend most of my time in the mountains of Southwestern Turkey.

What does your typical training week consist of?
Flying and hiking everyday, trail running and biking when the weather is off.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Hard to pick one.

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
I needed a new challenge about what I like the most. It's the perfect fit.

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
No.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
No.

What will your strategy be during the race?
Flying as far as possible, and keeping it cool when on the ground.

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
It's a completely new type of race for me, and new is always better.

What scares you the most about the event?
Unflyable weather.

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
He's experienced, resourceful and a chill person.

Anything else you like to comment?