Meet Patrick Benoist from Germany
What are you most looking forward to regarding SGP Borås?
To experience GP flying for the first time and meet the world class Pilots there.
What do you do when you are not flying?
To be honest, there isn't much. As a Sportsoldier I'm always flying if it's possible. In the rare circumstances that I'm not flying, I really enjoy playing Volleyball with my friends.
Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have a lovely cat at home.
If you have a crew with you - can you tell us a little about them?
Unfortunately I don't have a crew with me, but I have my Sportsoldier comrades, who help me as far as possible :)
The glider of the future - what do you think it looks like?
I think Gliders will still look the same. But I think there will be no "real" open Class Gliders anymore. I think there will be no Gliders built, which have a Wingspan over 20 Meters. The only thing that changes will be the Performance. I think the future Glider will have a Glide Ratio way over 1:70 and wingloading close to 80kg/m².
Home club: LSC Burg Feuerstein, Germany
Glider: AS 33 Es
Patrick in a Ls8 - not the glider he will compete with.