HORACIO LLORENS

"Life flies by, fortunately i'm the pilot ; )"

Horacio Llorens was born on October 1, 1982 in Madrid. With only 12 years was lucky to fulfil his dream of flying, with his uncle Felix Rodriguez in tandem, flying to over 1000m in the famous flying site known as El Yelmo, Jaén.

At 14 he moved to Albacete, and there could begin the introductory course in the paragliding school of his uncle, Felix. With 16 years already beginning to emerge, so he started with distance competitions, several national leagues and some competitions in Portugal were the beginnings.

But it was in 2001 when, after have been training all winter in South America with his famous cousins Raul and Felix Rodriguez, began timidly in the world circuit of acrobatics. Although slow to gain a foothold in this mode, and in 2002 remained in 2nd place at the Red Bull Vertigo (the most important competition of that time), in the form Synchronized next to it would be his partner for several years, the Argentine Hernán Pitocco.

Since then he has continued to accumulate successes, climbing the podium several times until crowned World Champion in 2008, both in the individual and in synchro. In 2009/10/12 and 13 has been repeated as world champion.

In 2012, he managed to beat the Guinness World Record of Infinity Tumbling (the most extreme manoeuvre of the sport), with 568 consecutive laps, jumping from a helicopter from 6000m in front of a Mayan temple, in Guatemala.

The main concern now is to focus towards Horacio pure adventure, and get to discover the most beautiful places on the planet up in his glider.

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