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Konrad Heilmann Hang Glider Pilot


Konrad Heilmann

47 years, 30 dedicated to Hang Gliding, certified rang 5 Master Pilot, 2015 Cross Country FAI World Champion WXC 2015, Brazilian Advanced Champion 2001, currently 13th place overall in the Brazilian Ranking, South American speed and distance over triangular course record holder, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo state hang gliding distance state open distance record holder, represented Brazil in several international competitions from the early 90's to present, part of Brazilian team in Ager Spain 1994, Monte Cucco Italy 2010 and 2013 Hang Gliding Worlds in Forbes Australia, Tolmezzo Italy 2018. Two times Winner of Wings Over Wellington, NSW, Australia, 2014 & 2015 editions. In 2015 alone, took part of 8 international hang gliding competitions in Australia, USA and Brazil, consistently placing podium or top ten positions.

Travels constantly for Hang Gliding competitions or expeditions.


  • In 1997 accomplished a 25.000km hang gliding expedition from Rio to the Caribbean.
  • In 1999 Sailed across the Atlantic on a Sailboat
  • In 2013 did a 21.000km motorcycle expedition across Eurasia, from Shanghai, China to Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Among Hang Gliding, also practices Cycling, Surf, Kitesurf and snowboarding.
  • Besides Potuguese he also speaks English, German and Spanish