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Type rated on A330, B747-400, B747, B757, B767, B737, B727. International Airline Pilot / Author / Speaker. Dedicated to giving the gift of wings to anyone following their dreams. Supporting Aviation Safety through training, writing, and inspiration.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Patrick Paris

Friday's Fabulous Flyer

Patrick Paris

Patrick started flying in 1972 on Murdy Cap 10, a two-seat training aerobatic aircraft. Then he flew the  Fouga Magister, a1950s French two-seat jet trainer aircraft followed by a Lockheed T33S. Shortly thereafter he became an Air Force flight instructorfrom 1975 to 1980 flying the twin jet 2 seater Tandem Fouga Magister.

He then  joined the Airforce Équipe de Voltige where he spent the next eleven years from 1980 to1991. He flew all  the Cap's series: 10, 21, 230, 231, and participated in airshows worldwide and competitions, it made sense when he left the Air Force and started a civilian career with Breitling, who sponsored airshows and aerobatic competitions.

Patrwas also the winner of the World 4 mn freestyle in 88 Canada Red Deer, and 2nd overall in the Wac 90 Switzerland Yverdon and he won the Breitling master that year. The in 1993, 1995, and 1997 he won the European aerobatic championships EAC three times! 

Patrick became very interested and committed in mental preparation, and was the 1996 winner of the World 4 mm freestyle in Oklahoma USA, 1998 winner of the World aerobatic championship overall in Trencin Slovakia, and the 1999 winner of European 4 mn freestyle. 

He then started to coach and train 
Unlimited aerobatic pilots

Then inspiration struck!

Upset Situations and Upset Recovery 


"After a while I realized that even if some excellent books were available on general handing or aerobatics, I thought since both activities are very visual that some videos should appear for quicker and safer learning. 

I decided then to create both Applications Academy Of Aerobatic and AeroSafetyFirst which both allows the pilot to get fully immersed with what he would see from the ground, what he will do with inputs and also what and where he will look at, and this all at the same time. Of course those videos must be watched several times while focusing on a specific part of the screen . They are available on smartphones and tablets and can be watched anywheres once downloaded on the device."

Learn more and 
follow Patrick here:

Aero-Safety First:

Academy of Aerobatics:

Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene


  1. Hi Karlene,

    It's Jess, if you could put me in touch with him, that would be great. As long as he wouldn't mind if I pick his brain a bit, haha


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