My name is Luke de Weert, I am
years old and born in the Netherlands.
I started paragliding when I was 14 years old because my father showed me this sport a few years and I
really liked to fly! Because we have no mountains in Holland, I started to groundhandle on the beach with
strong wind. This allowed me to play a lot with the wing and very short after I made my first flight on the
dunes. This feeling was the best feeling in my entire life. Because I liked it so much, I went a lot of
times to the dunes, even when it was not flyable, just to practise more...
Half a year later, I went to Annecy(France) to make my first mountain flight. Due to my good groundhandling
skills, the take-off was really easy and I felt really confident to fly for the first time. After the
take-off, the feeling of flying with a lot of altitude was insane! From that moment I got addicted to
1 Year later, my father let me do my first SAT. He wanted me to learn some manoeuvres to improve my flying
skills. I was very nervous but when I did the SAT, I knew that I wanted to learn a lot more. Later at home I
saw video's of acro paragliding and that gave me such a motivation to learn this tricks also. From this
moment I went to acro places over water to train and due to my talent, I made a really fast progression. I
my first Infinity tumbling in April 2017 and ended the season with Twisted Corks, Joker's and learning
Twisted Rhythmic already.
My future plans are to train as much as possible so I can compete in competitions and to inspire and help
acro pilots. And ofcourse to make as much fun as possible and share my passion with the rest of the world!
Home flying spot:
Wijk aan Zee
Favourite flying spot:
Organya & Ölüdeniz
Running, Webdeveloping & Snowboarding
My best moments:
My first flight & first Infinity Tumbling
Macpara Eden 3
Fly as much as possible & fly safe!
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Blue Eye Acro Team was created for the growing community of Acro Pilots around
the world. It is a group of dedicated, talented and passionate acro pilots who's goal is to inspire and
help new comers with safety and advice needed to better their acro career.