In issue 146: Horacio Llorens

New gliders, new plans, new adventures. If you ever wondered how to become a professional pilot and actually make a living out of simply flying, then Horacio is your man

Horacio Llorens in Guatemala. Photo: John Stapels, Red Bull Content Pool

Horacio Llorens in Guatemala. Photo: John Stapels, Red Bull Content Pool

“In 2009 I was destroyed,” says Horacio. “I couldn’t move afterwards for several days, I had to lift my head with my hands. My neck was not supporting my head well.”

Horacio Llorens re-took the infinite tumble record late last year, tumbling an incredible 500+ times above a sacred Maya ruin in Guatemala on the ‘last day of the world’.


Horacio Llorens tumbles 568 times in Guatemala

Now back in Spain after a quick paragliding tour of South America he sat down to talk to us about his “amazing year” – from travelling through Africa to winning the Acro World Cup to becoming a pundit on Spanish TV (“We just had to talk and talk and talk,” he says of his three hours commentating on Felix Baumgartner’s space jump).

A Red Bull pilot who cross all boundaries in the sport – from flying his local site near Barcelona to chasing distance in Pakistan he does it all – his attitude is simply that he’s “having fun with our amazing sport”.

New gliders, new plans, new adventures. If you ever wondered how to become a professional pilot and actually make a living out of simply flying, then Horacio is your man.

Out now in the March / April issue of Cross Country magazine.


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