Andria Lea

Country: USA

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Introduction

I started paragliding in 2016, and my first year as a pilot was spent mountain flying in Tennessee. The following summer, I discovered towing and my love of going cross country was ignited. The element of the unknown excites me. With each progressively longer flight, I become hungrier for distance and my desire to achieve new personal bests intensifies. I’m proud to say in June 2022, I flew a new personal best of 221 km on my Rook 3 in the flats of Illinois!

My airtime continues to be split between mountain and flatland flying all over the country, and I enjoy the unique challenges each has to offer. I began competing regularly in 2017 and was instantly hooked. Flying competition tasks has allowed me to improve tremendously in so many ways. It’s my desire to consistently represent Triple Seven on podiums and be a positive ambassador for female pilots- not only in the US, but also abroad.

When I’m not flying solo, I do commercial tandems with Chicago Paragliding as an USHPA certified tandem instructor, and also started my own tandem business called Saint Louis Paragliding in 2021. It’s a very special and rewarding experience to share my passion for this sport and the beauty of the sky with others.

I’m thankful to be a part of the Triple Seven team since 2019, and I hope to inspire others in their flying pursuits and share my adventures for many more years to come!

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