A Dream of Flight. An Aircraft ‘Discovered’.
In June of 1992, Brad first ‘discovered paragliding’ and became immediately and completely obsessed with this crazy new sport. He began working for his then instructor in 1993, and by 1994 had started ‘Paradventures!’ with the intent of soon forming his own school.
It became almost immediately apparent, even to himself, that he lacked the flight and training experience to be serving his students well enough, and began to focus on filling in those rather glaring gaps.
After taking instruction from several different prominent instructors, both in the US and in Europe, those gaps started to fill in. Eventually, he teamed up with Larry Pindar of Over the Hill Paragliding and they enjoyed working together, bringing the dream of flight to so many others, for the next 4-5 years.
Sometime in 1997, after a few years of friendly ribbing from Larry about “Par Adventures, where to go for your average golfing tour”, (and a couple other factors), a new name was decided on and “Discover Paragliding” was born. (We won’t talk about the choice of ‘Over the Hill Paragliding’ as a name here!) Suffice it to say, Larry and Brad had a lot of fun working together!