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Paul Janssens

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Paul Janssens was born in Belgium in 1964 and made his first solo flight in a glider at age 15. He has since accumulated over 7800 hours in 45 types of gliders and has won the Belgian Gliding Championship and World Mountain Gliding Championship several times. He specializes in flying long distance in the Alps, and trains and instructs competitive, long-distance glider pilots. He flew in the Belgian Air Force for two years, flew private jets for seven years, and freight for 15 years. He has 5500 hours of powered flight time in 34 types. A designer of model aircraft, his web site is www.pjmodelclassics.be.

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