Francois Bon has over 30 years of professional experience in the air and is one of our Founders and Head Designer. His experience is extensive and many have joined him skydiving, base jumping and wing suiting, but most know him for his true passions – paragliding, mini wings and what he is most famous for pioneering… Speed Riding.
He has been an instructor and school owner, international competitor in cross country flying, a pioneer of Acro flying since its inception and a multiple winner of world competitions in Acro, Speed Riding and Paragliding. He is a Senior Judge for the FAI on the World Tour organization from its foundation and was the coach the French Paragliding Acro team for over 6 years, where his team picked up many of the world’s major titles.
As well as his multiple wins in the competition arena, he holds many first descents of some of the world’s biggest mountains including Mont Blanc, Eiger, Grandes Jorasses, and many more in the Mount Cook Range and Mount Elbrus… just to name a few! His first decent of Aconcagua in the Andes awarded him National Geographic Adventures of the year.
Francois has been committed to the cause and has demonstrated that his passion and enthusiasm has always been born out of curiosity and hunger to develop and test the limits of both himself and the sport around him. His involvement in pushing the technologies in this arena has allowed him to gain a vast knowledge in our industry, providing us with the best tools to select the highest quality standards and technologies for our products.
Having been at the cutting edge of innovation over the last three decades, and having designed some of the most known wings the industry has seen; from Gin’s Nano and Fluid to the S-Ride X-Ride at Neo. Now, after developing and designing for brands for 17 years Francois is taking this mountain of experience and passion to Level Wings as Head Designer. His spirit and style for flying can clearly be seen in the products he makes.