François Perie


"I love Pyrénées so I'm very excited by this adventure for a long time, so I'm very happy to take part this year!"

Pilot: François Perie
Nationality: French
Birth Date: 04.23.1976
City: Deyme
Country: France
Job: Lawyer
Helmet: Lazer
Assistant: Estéban Bourroufiès
Nationality: French
Birth Date: 06.14.1995
City: Font-Romeu
Country: France


What is your greatest sporting success?
36th in French Open 2019, was certainly my best paraglading result even if I've win some competitions in Pyrénées were I fly.

When and why did you start paragliding?
I started paragliding in 2012, I was thinking about that for a long time ago, but I was to expensive when I was young. Finaly after a mountenering run I arrived on the mountain top and saw i paraglide taking of and I said: "Now I want to fly!!!!

What is your mountaineering experience?
Since I was 10 years old I climb 3000m summit in Pyrénees. I practice trail running as often as I can.

What does your typical training week consist of?
Around 4 running sessions. And each time I go flying I run in the mountain.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Worst: When I was 12 years old going down from Vignemale summit (3298m) following my father in the night untill 2 am with big bulbs both feet. Now every time it's i remember that time and it's ok i go forward 😀 My best sporting memories are many, most of them are in mountain or paragliding.Going to 5000m up to Posets summit last summer was realy cool!

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
Because I love Pyrénées so I'm very excited by this adventure for a long time, so I'm very happy to take part this year!

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
Never it's the first time

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
Most of my flies are in Pyrénées but I practice north shore a lot so I'm very motivated to fly on South side.

What will your strategy be during the race?
Fly as much as possible of course 😀 Having a lot of fun in the sky but on earth also! Pushing hard for my pleasure 😀

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
Taking part of a big adventure, going to the sea from Ocean, travelling only by foot and fly on all Pyrenees must be so amazing!! I really want to go to the sea!

What scares you the most about the event?
Bad weather of course,being exhausted with sunny and high wind conditions. But It's part of the race so I will take it easy

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
Esté and Greg are the best assistants i could have because of their paragliding experience they are able to help me taking decisions and I look forward to tast their pasta!

Anything else you like to comment?
I thanks a lot my girlfriend, Ingrid, and my daughter, Charlotte, 4 years old, making my participation to the XPYR race possible because "Follies are the only things we never regret." O. Wilde!