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Presentation François Bon

7 October 2009

• Paraglider since 1986, Skier Since 1974, Skydiver since 1990.

• Paragliding instructor (1989).

• Ex-member of the French Paragliding team.

• Among builders of Paragliding Aerobatics. Senior judge at FAI (federation aeronautique internationale) World Cup, World Championships, World Air Games.

• Among precursors of Speedflying/Speedriding in the world.

• Member of the Speedgliders commission at the French Freeflight federation.

• Speedriding instructor’s trainer.

• Pilot R&D GIN GLIDERS, demo, test, responsible for mini gliders and special projects. Developer of the most used gliders.

• National Geographic adventurer of the year, Adrenaline Award 2008.

François is internationaly well know as paraglider and Speedflyer/speedrider. His background makes him going in events, demos, shows, comps, shootings, producings, expeditions..

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Comps :

1st Vinter Veko Voss Norway 2011.
2nd French Speedride Championships 2011, vice champion.
2nd French Cup Samoens 2011.
2nd Swiss Champs Open 2011.
2nd French Speedride Championships 2010, vice champion.
1st French cup, Peyragudes, march 2010.
3rd Verbier Gravity Show 2010, CH. (Team with Xavier Dufresne)
2nd Speed Pro Les Arcs 2010 World event, France
1st French cup, La Toussuire, France, january 2010
1st Memorial Yohan Lizeroux, Courchevel, France April 2009
1st French Speedride Championships 2009 Open. History First French Speedride Champion.
8th German/Austrian Speedride Championships 2009 Open
4th SwissSpeedride Championships 2009, Open
5th Chamonix Final contest 2008, France.
4th Samoens Speedride 2008, France.
6th Speedflying Pro Les Arcs 2008, France.
3rd Red Bull Speedride 2008, january,Austria.
4 Speedflying Pro Les Arcs, France, March 2007,
2nd Freeride air Cup, Valfréjus, France, january 2007,
5th Acrofrance, juin 2005, Acro paragliding.
4th Acro World Cup, Acrofolies, Annecy France, May 2005
1st Acroandes, Acro world tour, Argentina, october 2004.
5th Acro Acro World Cup, Norway, june 2004
4th Vertigo Voss, Acro World Cup Norvège, Juin 2003
3rd Red Bull Giants of Vulcano, Sicilia 2002
6th Acro-Aria, Acro World Tour, Omegna, Italy 2001
5th Red Bull Vertigo, Acro World Tour, 2000.
6th Américan acro championship, Seattle Aerobattle 2000

Speedride World Premieres :
- Mont Blanc du Tacul, north face, France 2005
- Bellecote north face, France, 2006
- Pic du midi des grands north face, France, 2006
- Mont Blanc north face, France, 2006
- Eiger west and north faces, Swiss, 2006
- Davraz mountains, Turkey, 2007
- Dôme du Goûter north face, 2007
- Mont Ruapehu north and south faces, New Zealand, 2007
- Mont Cook mountain range, New Zealand, 2007
- Mont Aconcagua south face, Argentina, 2008
- North east Les Courtes, Argentière, France, 2008
- Volcano Villarica, Chile, 2009
- Les Grandes Jorasses, Italy, 2010
- Petit Combin, north face, Swiss 2010

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