March 7, 2019
The Serbian acro-pilot Petar Loncar is said to be the first man on all continents of the world to fly with a paraglider. Petar Loncar flying in the Antarctic. // Source: Facebook, Petar Loncar Yesterday (6.3.2019), Petar Loncar on Facebook announced that he had realized his dream of flying on all seven continents with a start in Australia. These are: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia and the Antarctic. Petar started paragliding twelve years ago, and his dream of being a welgler is just as old. He has traveled around 65 countries since then. The hardest part of his dream to realize was a flight in the Antarctic. When he left there in November 2018, he only expected a ten percent chance of getting blown up. The reason: strict nature conservation requirements and an unpredictable weather. Nevertheless, a small flight window opened. More pictures of Petar's adventures can also be found on Instagram.
This article has been translated for your convenience and was originally written in German.
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