Chrigel Maurer - despite his young age - is without doubt one of the best XC pilots since many years, winning the world cup series one after the other...But not everybody knows that behind the scenes he is also a rising acro star! Flying acro in his free time, just for his own entertaining step by step he learned all the figures and arrived to a world class level. On 19th of March he took-off at Jungfraujoch in Switzerland, soar up the three famous mountains of the Alps - Jungfrau, Mönch, Eiger - then flew over the valley of Grindenwald and made 158 Infinity turns with his Advance prototype (current official record 120 turns by Antoine Montant by jumping from helicopter).
We catched him for a short interview just after he became father, his son was born this Monday!
Name: Chrigel Maurer
Age: 25 years old
Place of home: Wilderswil, Interlaken
Started to fly paraglider in 1998
Started to fly XC competitions in 1999
Overall PWC winner in 2005, 2006 and 2007
European XC record holder, 323 km (in 2004)
justACRO: You are a real competitor character and for several years you were participating in all the cross county World Cups, this is actually your main profession?
Chrigel Maurer: Yes, my first PWC was in 2001 - when I was 19- and I won the series overall in the last 3 years.
jA: Beside focusing so much on XC how is your relation with acro flying?
Chrigel: I love the fascination of the maneuvers...