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Colin Rathbun

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Paragliding Bio: Colin Rathbun https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/pilots/detail:colin911 https://www.youtube.com/@colinrathbun/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0 Experience Overview: - Flying Since: 2011 - Total Flight Hours: 1500+ Race to Goal Highlights: - Competing Since: 2014-2015 - Number of Competitions: 20+ - Key Events: - Chelan US Open, Washington, USA (Best 2021, 12th overall, 1st C class) - Red Rocks Wide Open, Utah, USA (Best 2023 11th overall, 3rd D class) - Applegate Rat Race, Oregon, USA (Best 2018 2nd C Class) - Monarca Open, Mexico (Best 2024, 11th overall, 1st D class) - Ozone Chabre Open, France (Best 2019, 3rd overall) - ECPC, Florida, USA (2022 2nd Overall) - Hike & Fly Events: - X-Red Rocks Hike and Fly (2 participations) - (Best 2023 11th Adventure) XC flights 200k+ (1) 100k+ (10+) 50k (I’ve lost count) Locations Flown (in addition to competitions): - British virgin Islands, home site pioneered with a few friends - Dominican Republic, Jarabacoba - Puerto Rico, Humacao - Alps, so many places. My wife and I purchased a campervan in 2019 and spend the summer in the Alps every 2 years, mostly visiting fling sites, which is just about everywhere! From St. Andre to Annecy to Interlaken/Grindlewald to Domolomites to Tolmin, etc…. - Pyrenees, Luchon/Ager - Chile, Iquique - Columbia, Roldanillo - San Diego (Torrey pines and local mountain sites) - Salt Lake City and surrounding mountains - Pemberton, Canada Skills and Specialties: - Landing Skills: Moderate experience in top and slope landings in thermic conditions. Plenty strong conditions landings on flat. - Launch Skills: Proficient in launching from tight spaces - Flight Conditions: Comfortable in strong wind/thermic conditions Current Focus & Future Goals: - Increasing participation in Hike and Fly events as goals for general fitness - Aiming to compete in several Paragliding World Cup (PWC) events this year


01. 09. 1978


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