Pilots usually have high hopes when it comes to flying. Doing crazy cross country in perfect conditions, flying the whole flight with their buddies or even learning helicopters from the first day of SIV. Unfortunately, this is not always the reality and we have to laugh about it!

N°1

Expectation

The thermal that takes us out in +5m/s at the takeoff exit and the 3h cross country that follows.

vol cross montagne voile dudek paysage
Reality

10 min top to bottom desperately srcaping you a** along the ridge.

N°2

Expectation

Having the spot to ourselves and our friends all day long.

Semnoz voile au décollage lac d'annecy
Reality

Waiting 20 minutes before taking off because Michel prepared himself on the take off area and Kevin was pulled backwards for the conditions were too strong for him.

*We seriously declare that we have nothing against Michel and Kévin 😉

N°3

Expectation

To find super wide and quiet thermals +4 m/s.

parapente en vol alpina siv
Reality

Getting 2 frontals, 4 collapses in tiny and powerful thermals.

N°4

Expectation

Order a wing and receive it in 1 month maximum.

voile de cross pose yoga en parapente
Reality

Wait 6 months because factories are partially closed during the COVID crisis.

N°5

Expectation

Seeing on the forecasts cloud base at 3 000 m altitude.

nuage et tournette décollage nuage col de la forclaz
Reality

Waiting on the take off in the fog of the cloud stuck to the mountain.

We have all experienced this kind of situation... But fortunately expectations sometimes become reality!
Enjoy your flights!

Lorenza

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