We are delighted to present you the interview with the paraglider Borjan Jovanovski who is a graduate student from the International Slavic University “G. R. Derzhavin”. You can read about the sport of paragliding in the interview.
I have been involved in paragliding for ten years, since I was fourteen.
My father and my brother have been doing this sport, and I as a little child watched them enjoying the heaven heights, achieving great results and this has aroused me to have a wish to try flying. My first flight in tandem was done at the age of six with my father, who was also my instructor.
I have participated in more than sixty competitions, and I have been to a pedestal on more than half of them.
Unlike other sports, there are no adult categories in paragliding. All contestants compete together in the same category i.e. the older and the younger compete together.
There are few disciplines in paragliding:
I have competed in the first two disciplines, accuracy landing and overflights.
My current ranking is the third place on the World Ranking List.
The last competition was the European Cup in Romania where the weather conditions were quite difficult due to the heat and the change in the direction of the wind, and I won the second place.For me it was an experience on a new filed, with a quite big competition, and I am satisfied with the result at the same time.
It is one the most asked questions “What do you feel when you fly?”. There are no words by which the feeling can be described, but the fact that “flying is a human dream” can recapture the feeling and the meaning to fly.
He has to be sixteen and he has to be in a good psycho-psychical state.
The desire for success, training, equipment and financial support are important elements for an athlete to be successful. The International Slavic University has helped me in getting an equipment for paragliding, and with this equipment subsequently a great number of excellent results have been accomplished on pedestals at World, European and Balkan Championships.
In future I see myself as an athlete who will reach the top of the World Ranking List and as an instructor of many new paragliding students especially in our country. Also, I see myself as MSc in Economics at an appropriate working position.
Certainly, they should try going paragliding, and they can do that by tandem flight.