Our Team

HAPPINESS AND FUN AT WORK

Meet our team

The entire team of Paragliding Interlaken is looking forward to seeing you in Interlaken!

Management

Tom Wagner

CEO and pilot

I fly since 1994, in 1998 I did the Professional Tandem license.
Besides paragliding I love to kitefoil on lake of Thun or go mountain biking. I also work for the mountain surf watersports center on lake Thun.

DANIEL WÄLTI

Operation manager and pilot

Born 1965 in Turbenthal. After school and 1. Education Start 1985 to work with hang gliding and skischool to earn money.1999 start in Interlaken with PGI. Ca 16000 solo & tandemflights. Hobbies mainly outdoor activities.

DOMINIK WICKI

Operation manager and pilot

I grew up in Interlaken and started Paragliding in 1999 and do Tandemflights since 2004. I am doing all the Adrenalin sports you can do in and around Interlaken.

BERGER KUSI

Operation manager and pilot

Born in Emmental, Switzerland. I am a tandem pilot since 25 years… and all this time with Paragliding Interlaken. Hobbies: kitesurfing, modeling railway.

Pilots

FABRICE PINI

Pilot

Born in the last millennium in a little village of north-west Switzerland.
Paragliding instructor and mountain guide, I work as a tandem pilot with PGI since 1997.  To enjoy my free time, I do exactly what I do as a job and I go climbing, skiing and flying across the beautiful Swiss mountains!

BEAT SCHWALLER

Pilot

My name is Beat and I paraglide since 2002, and tandem paragliding at PGI since 2008. I’m born in St. Antoni in a farmers’ family, where I completed my apprenticeship as a cheesemaker. In my free time, my passions are kitesurfing and mountain biking.

Robert Küng

Pilot

I am Rob raised and born in Wattenwil, Switzerland. Professional cheesemaker and turned into a tandem pilot 2005. Love flying, kitesurfing, mountain biking traveling, and outdoor sports.

Miki Fumio

Pilot

I was imported to Switzerland in 1997 from Japan. Paragliding since 1992 and Tandem Pilot in PGI since 2005. Come to Interlaken and fly with us. Have a wonderful experience!

NICK KÜNZLI

Pilot

I‘m Nick. I‘ll guide you through your paragliding experience.
Flight license since 2003. Hobbies: kitesurfing, diving.
Born in Switzerland and before working as certified polymechanic

Kurt Krauss

Pilot

Born in the flatlands of Switzerland, flying paragliders since 1986, a tandem pilot since 2005. I love riding bicycles, playing all kinds of sports with my kids and of course flying paragliders!

Brendon Wolland

Pilot

Hi, I am Brendon from New Zealand. I feel so privileged and lucky to have flown in the Interlaken region for a few years now. I look forward to seeing you here and flying with one of our super experienced Pilots.

BERNHARD KÄLIN

Pilot

I am Bemo born and raised in Interlaken. My dad taught me to fly at the age of 15. With 20 flying became my job. I m also a paragliding instructor and taught many local guys how to fly paragliders.

Pascal Thaler

Pilot

Swiss, born in Bern. Paragliding since 2003, tandem pilot in Interlaken since 2007. Passionate kiteboarder and -instructor.
may the force be with us!

Thomas Gobeli

Pilot

My name is Thomas. I was born and raised in the swiss alps.
I am a paragliding pilot since 2000. My hobbies are winter and summer sports. I really like to be in the nature.

Timo Bellen

Pilot

A German citizen, has been flying with Paragliding Interlaken since 2015. Before I joined our team, I worked as a rafting and canyoning guide all over the world.

Drew Moore

Pilot

Born and raised in the paragliding mecca of England. 12 years flying all around the world and 9 seasons in Interlaken. Love to fly!

Christian Kuonen

Pilot

Born and raised in the Valais, the middle of the swiss alps. Paragliding pilot since 2008. I like our nature with its mountains, which offers so many great opportunities like hiking, skiing and for sure flying!

JERONIMO PIQUERO SAIZ

Pilot

I was born in northern Spain and started paragliding in the canary islands. Now living and working in Interlaken since 2015. My hobbies are summer sports, and I love to be in nature.

PATRICIA ZURBUCHEN

Pilot

Born and raised in the heart of the swiss alps, it was only a matter of time till paragliding would become one of my many passions. Flying since 2015 – loving being in the outdoors and spending time with people from all over the world.

Julian Moore

Pilot

Flying since 2000, Professional Tandem since 2005. After a failed career as a musician, the world of Paragliding needed me.
When I’m not flying, I like to travel, climb mountains and go cycling.

MATTHIAS TRACHSEL

Pilot

Coming back home to Interlaken after traveling the world, I realized this is the place I want to be. It makes me happy to show my guests this beautiful Interlaken area from above!

Philip Schröder

Pilot

Originally from Germany, I am living in Interlaken since 2007. I love to share the experience of feeling like a bird with people on tandem flights. When I am not in the air, I enjoy working with wood as a carpenter.

Thomas Ulrich

Pilot

Bron in the wonderful Interlaken region, I became a mountain guide and tandem pilot back in the ’90s. Beneath my passion for flying, hunting, and mountaineering, I still lead expeditions to Greenland and other places in the northern ice.

JEFF KNEUBÜHLER

Pilot

Born and raised in Interlaken. Before joining the outdoor industry as a rafting and canyoning guide, I worked as machine mechanic. Flying since 1994 with a commercial license since 1999. I spend my free time climbing mountains, ski touring, paragliding, traveling, listening and playing music, and just enjoying the beauty of life.

JUDITH THEURILLAT

Pilot

Paragliding became my passion in 2001. I competed in aerobatics and was dedicated to flying for ten years. Becoming a mom of two, I now enjoy being a part-time tandem pilot for PGI.

LUKAS HACHEN

Pilot

I started paragliding at the age of 17 and started flying commercially at PGI 2009.
I grew up in Utzenstorf and later moved to Zürich to complete my aerospace engineering degree. Skydiving, sailing, kitesurfing and skiing is on my hobbies list.

MARCEL GESER

Pilot

After living abroad for seven years (Syria, Turkey, and Palestine), I came back to Switzerland to follow my biggest passion – flying. Since 2014 I work as a paragliding tandem-pilot, and I couldn’t be happier. Hobbies: Base-Jumping, Hanggliding, Video Editing.

MICHAEL GRUBER

Pilot

I fly since 1986 and have been doing paragliding tandem flights since 1989. Flying and mountain sports are my passion. As a paragliding instructor and mountain guide, my hobbies are also my job.

RAFAEL OTTERSBERG

Pilot

I grew up in the scenic region of Interlaken. Besides my studies in physics, I like to spend time in nature, be it on the bike, the skis, or for the last 5 years under a paraglider.

SIMON BLASER

Pilot

I am Simon Blaser. I’m 28 years old, and I grew up in Klosters in the east of Switzerland. I live in Interlaken since 2013. Working for PGI for about 2 years and I fly since 12. I love to have fun in the mountains and in the air!

SONJA HOLZER

Pilot

I was born in Thun and grew up in Kandersteg, which is located in the middle of the Bernese Oberland. I have been flying for 13 years and for 2 years for PGI. When I am not airborne, you can find me on skis, on a bike, climbing a mountain or somewhere hanging on a rock.

STEF VON KÄNEL

Pilot

Hailing from a valley in Berner Oberland, I developed an early passion for nature, outdoor activities and clear skies. Degree in business administration, paragliding since 2007.

SIMON EYMANN

Pilot

Hi, I am Simu. Flying anything in the air is my passion. When I am not flying, I go kayaking or hiking with my family, and sometimes I play my flamenco- guitar.

Support team

"DIMI" FRANK DIMKE

Desk, marketing and office

Originally from Germany, I work for PGI for over ten years now. After my apprenticeship as an industrial businessman and business degree, I traveled the world and got stuck in the beautiful Jungfrau region. Besides work, I love playing music, surfing, snowboarding, and being outdoors.

JACQUELINE STRAUBHAAR

Desk

I am Jacqueline and grew up in Thun. I have studied Tourism and work for Paragliding Interlaken since 2013. My leisure time I like to spend outdoors flying, running and climbing.

KARIN HEDMAN

Desk

Swedish, mountain lover, surfer, rollerskater and I have enjoyed working for PGI since 2016.

Tim Warring

Driver

My name is Tim, and I come from Liverpool in the UK and have been in Switzerland for over 10 years. I’m into climbing and biking and love living here in the Swiss alps!

Walter Styles

Driver

My name is Walter. I came to visit Switzerland many years ago.
Loved it and stayed. I have been driving for Paragliding for over 10 years
through sun and snow. I love to drive.

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