My name is Sasha Marvin. I started flying when I was 3.
It was on a Cessna 152 and I remember that day like now. Start fly gliders in November 2009 with my friend Luca "Berto” Bertossio. Same gliderport, same time, same city. After that it was a continuos battle between us and it is not over ;)
July 2012 we were World Champions with team Italy at the WAGAG 2012 in Slovakia. I won the Danubia Cup in 2013.
Here above Sandor Katona and me at the 2012 World Championship closing ceremony.
Since 2009 I had the great opportunity to be trained (thanks to the mutual efforts of the Italian Team) by the top trainers in Glider Aerobatics. I also trained a lot with Siggi Mayr from Austria, I had Pietro Filippini (our team manager, mentor and God of Italian Glider aerobatics) as guide and instructor. Trained with Steff “Imperator" Hau but most of my top level skills were developed at training camps with Sandor Katona, the best ever trainer, ever. And I had Sandor training me for 3 years consecutively.
Here above Luca, Sandor and me at the 2012 WAGAC
Am not gonna list all the first and second places in minor competitions, just the important results:
• 3rd FAI World Advanced Glider Championship WAGAC 2012, Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia, 9th - 18th August
- Programme 5: 2nd Unknown Compulsory ( 1st place )
- Team Results: Overall ( 1st Place )
• 1st Danubia Cup, Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia, June 2013
- 1st place Advanced overall
- 4th place Unlimited overall
I am a US CFIG and I train aerobatics in the US. Usually based at Seminole Lake Gliderport (Clermont,FL). I travel to the best training centers and anywhere there is a chance to train glider aerobatics.
Me and Luca Berossio at Seminole Lake Gliderport before the Sun & Fun