Maxime Pinot

Maxime "Max" Pinot has been flying ever since his father took him tandem at the age of 10. By 13 he was flying solo in the French Jura and then went on to attend the training center for young paraglider pilots in Font Romeu, Pyrenees.

Max lives and breathes flying. He loves all kinds of competitions, from hike 'n fly to cross country and sometimes acro. He is known for his bold, attacking style which has brought numerous World Cup successes. He also works as an instructor and, as a graduate in Literature, enjoys writing about his flights.

Resides: Talloires, France

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Career Highlights

World Cup Champion 2014, winning the Superfinal

1st PWC France 2016, Saint André les Alpes

1st Monarca Open 2016

1st Airtour 2016 (hike and fly comp)

1st at the French Ranking System since February 2017

2nd at the Bornes to Fly 2016 (Hike and fly comp)

2nd Italian Open 2015

3rd Youth French Open 2012

4th PWC India 2015, Bir Billing

4th at the WPRS, February 2016

5th PWC Mexico 2014, Valle de Bravo

10 task wins and 15 podiums (2nd or 3rd place) in Cat 1 events