Our team

Gerhard Fischer

Flight school owner

Flying since 1974 
Hangglider/Paraglider 
Flight instructor
Tandem and paragliding license

about me

One of the most important things of my life is sport. I was the multiple champion from Austria in wild water canoeing. In 1974 I began to fly with hanggliders and never stopped flying ever since (first pilot licensing course in 1986, pilot license number 105).
During the winter saison in 1980 I was the third man in the bobsled from Walter Dellekarth. One of my highlights was to participate in the 60th Vasa race in Sweden in 1983. After 1984 I ended my canoeing career and started to participate more in flying sports.
In the summer of 1985 I flew my first 120 kilometers FAI triangle (Goldeck-Iselsberg-Mallnitz-Spittal) with a hangglider from the mountain Goldeck. In 1986 I was the first Carinthian to start with paragliding. In 1989 I acquired the license for instructing paragliders and hanggliders. Two years later I also acquired the tandem pilot license for para gliders.
Since the opening of flight school Millstättersee in 1993 I mainly train paragliders in probably one of the best area's from Carinthia.
In 1987 I began to play golf, in 1999 I played in the "China open Championchips" with handicap 6.
In 2000 the name of the flight school was changed to "Fly Carinthia".

Peter (Bene)
Flight school deputy owner

Flying since 1987 
Hangglider/Paraglider 
Flight instructor
Tandem and paragliding license

about me

Fascinated with the first flying parachutes (1987) from the closest mountain I always thought about flying myself. In the same year I started at the practice slope in Treffling. In the summer of 1988 I acquired the official beginner license. One year later I also acquired the hangglider license and I made my first long distance flights. Encouraged by the long flights with the hangglider I started persuing the same thing with my paraglider. I was able to fly most distances with my glider too.
To gain more experience I started participating in competition flying, both national and international. I participated in the German Open, Bassano Open und Paragliding World Cup´s in the whole world.
In 2003 I decided to share my experience with other pilots and I became an instructor for hang gliding and paragliding.
I instructed in an Austrian flight school for 4 years to learn and gain more experience. Even a flight instructor needs to learn more. Because of my partnership with Gerhard I returned to my birth grounds and share my experience from there.

Erich (Plüsch)
Assistent flying instructor 

Erich (Plüsch)
Flying since 1994 
Paraglider 
Tandem and paragliding license

about me

First student from Gerhard, is part of the furniture at the flight school.

Motto: "is OK"

Peter (Schnauzi)
Assistent flying instructor 

Flying since 1999
Paraglider

about me

Reliable partner from the flight school.

Motto: "Patience is everything"