Kaoru Ogisawa (JPN) poses for portrait during the Red Bull X-Alps preparations in Aschau im Chiemgau, Austria on June 4, 2019


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  • Nationality: Japan
  • Date of birth: 26 December 1959
  • Profession: paragliding pilot
  • Supporter: Fumio Miki
  • Glider: PHI Maestro light 18.0
  • Sponsors: Mt. Ishii Sports, Aerotact, Bioart

When and why did you begin paragliding?1985, starting paragliding was so fun.

Do you paraglide competitively? List rankings and events.Red Bull X-Alps 2007, 5th to Monaco.

What is your mountaineering experience?Winter in the mountains in Japan. This is very difficult because there is a lot of snow.

What is your paragliding experience?Test pilot for gin gliders.

What is your adventure racing / endurance sport experience?Red Bull X-Alps 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013.

What does your typical training week consist of?Hike and fly if it looks like a flyable day.

What are your best and worst adventure / flying moments?Flying at Red Bull X-Alps 2013.

What are the sporting moments you are most proud of?Moments that cannot be achieved without flying.

When and how did you first hear about Red Bull X-Alps?2003, when I was in the paragliding world championship in Portugal.

Have you competed in Red Bull X-Alps before and if so, when?2007, 2009, 2011, 2013.

What appeals to you about Red Bull X-Alps?It's the best event in the world!

What will be your strategy during the race?Fly friendly with nature. Not against Christian Maurer.

Why do you think you will make it to the finish?I have enough experience!

What scares you the most about the event?Too many TV cameras around me.

Have you ever done anything of this magnitude before?Yes I do.

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