Jonas Lobitz

2013 Dalby Big Air
Team Pilot Jonas Lobitz
RS in action south of Sydney
Jonas hang gliding in New Zealand
Roles: 
Tandem Flight Instructor, Team Comp Pilot
Bio: 

I got a hang glider for my thirteenth birthday.  The next day I took it out to the dunes with my dad.  - With feet successfully leaving the ground I knew instantly this was for me! 

I started flying most days after school at my home site near Dunedin, NZ 5 minutes from my house. School wasn't always mandatory when it came to hang gliding and with a quick phone call from my dad together we were on our way to the nearest cross country site 150km's away and could be in the air in exactly 2.5 hours from driving down our driveway with loaded gliders.

Nine years later I'm now a full time Hang Glider Pilot competing in the Australian circuit, studying engineering Uni, and working for Warren Windsports in Stanwell Park!

Life's all good!

Location: 
Austinmer, NSW Australia
Qualifications: 

Tandem Instructor

Hang Glider/s: 
Moyes Litespeed Rx 3.5
Favourite Gear: 
Achievements: 
  • 2nd Place, 2013 Dalby Big Air
  • 2nd Place, 2013 NSW State Titles (Manilla, NSW)
  • 8th Place, 2012 Pre-Worlds (Forbes, Australia)
  • Runner Up NZ nationals 2008 (16 years old)
  • Youngest person to fly over 100km in a hang glider in NZ
  • Current number one ranked pilot NZ
  • 3rd Dalby Big air 2011
  • 12th French & British Nationals, Saint Andre 2011
  • Managed to Graduate High School despite missing so much school because I was hanggliding
  • Shook the Prime Ministers hand
Interests: 
Flying, surfing & bareback horse riding
Goals: 
Top 10 Hang gliding World Champs Mexico 2015. Number One: Keep having as much fun as am having now. Graduate Engineering School
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