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- Nationality: Romania
- Date of birth: 05 May 1975
- Profession: Pilot instructor, Mountain rescue
- Supporter: Pochiu Adrian
- Glider: ADVANCE Omega X-Alps
- Sponsors: waiting
When and why did you begin paragliding?I started in 1991, I was a mountain adventurer and by chance a group of French people came with equipment to fly in my place, there I saw paragliding for the first time, it fascinated me.
Do you paraglide competitively? List rankings and events.Yes, multiple national champion, participant in all X-Alps Editions with two-time second place, participant in X-Pyr with one-time third place and also some competitions in PWC.
What is your mountaineering experience?I explored the Carpathians, the Pyrenees, Alps, the Himalayas, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, etc. At home I am part of mountain rescue.
What is your paragliding experience?I have been flying for 30 years since 1991, and I gather many hours of flying every year.
What is your adventure racing / endurance sport experience?Participation in many mountain runs and marathons, ultramarathons and hike & fly competitions.
What does your typical training week consist of?I live in a mountainous area at 1500 m, I leave the house and do many bivouac flights, I do mountain orienteering, recoveries and running, the average is at least 15 km/day, in winter a lot of ski touring.
What are your best and worst adventure / flying moments?Best moments: The end of the race at Monte Carlo. Bad moments: My incident from the 2015 Red Bull X-Alps race.
What are the sporting moments you are most proud of?The two positions on the podium and my distinction of X-Alps Man in 2007.
Have you competed in Red Bull X-Alps before and if so, when?Yes, all editions.
What appeals to you about Red Bull X-Alps?Spirit, adventure and competition.
What will be your strategy during the race?I want to take advantage of every flight condition and have a race as technical as possible.
Why do you think you will make it to the finish?Because I really want the 10th edition to be landing on the mattress in Monaco
What scares you the most about the event?Nothing.
Have you ever done anything of this magnitude before?Yes.