Maxime Pinot

Origine : French Jura

Date of birth: 18/12/1991

First paragliding flight: 2005

Pratique : Cross compétiteur équipe de France (champion du monde PWCA 2014 et champion du monde FAI 2023), Hike & Fly (2nde place X-Alps 2019 et 3e place X-Alps 2023, vol bivouac.

Role with NEO: Ambassador and pilote

I discovered paragliding with my father, at the age of 9, in a tandem. I have to wait until I’m 13, to be able to start on my own.
It was love at first sight. My thirst for progress led me to the high level access courses and then to the French Paragliding Team.
At the age of 22, I won the World Cup final, becoming the youngest winner on the circuit. I then felt the need for new challenges and I embarked on the “Hike&Fly” circuit, which combines trail and paragliding.
I take part in the Red Bull X-Alps, a mythical race if ever there was one in the paragliding world. I made rapid progress and reached the podium in 2019 with a second place.
In addition to my sporting career, I have also been a passionate instructor since I was 20 years old. I share my passion with pilots of all levels, from beginners to top pilots in the making. I was lucky enough to be trained as a test pilot by GIN, which introduced me to the “manufacturers” side of our business, which I continue to do with NEO.
I live 2 km from the NEO workshop, and our collaboration on product development is almost daily.

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