Chris Begemann

Ontario, Canada

Chris’ Bio

My name is Chris Begemann, I’m from Ontario, Canada and aviation is my passion. I’ve always known I wanted to be a pilot, which was reinforced when I was 12 and I took my first flight. I immediately made it a goal to make aviation my life.

I had my first solo in a glider when I was 15; a dream come true after years of hard work and preparation. Now I am setting a new goal of achieving a 300KM distance/ 5-hour flight, in a glider, using just hot rising air to propel me. I have made aviation my life, and now I am preparing for the adventure of a lifetime. The sky isn’t the limit, it’s my playground!

Blue skies, Chris!

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My Core Values

  1. Take risks
  2. Be safe
  3. Have fun
  4. Just try it once
  5. Live your passion
  6. Learn from failure
  7. Don't stop
  8. Share the adventure

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