“Curious Pilots Flying Out There Places”
Curious Goat paragliding tours Craig Papworth of Paraworth.com and Phil Hystek of Paragliding Queensland began their business ‘Curious Goat’ together in Bir India 7 years ago. Since then they have run tours every year. From the Indian Himalaya they migrated further east and ran several tours in Pokhara Nepal. Five seasons ago they took there 1st Euro tour with a great bunch of clients that had been returning year after year for another new tour.
Our 1st Curious Goat Euro tour clearly showed that the Alps is the home of paragliding. 2014 is the 5th year we are running the European tour. The best way to describe the Euro tour is to say “you see a lot, you fly a lot and you get a lot of experience in a relatively short time”.
Curious Goat Tours have also been run to South Africa, Reunion Island and for the last few years Phil has had a lot of popularity with his New Zealand tours. In early Jan 2015 Phil and Craig will run their first tour in Colombia. They both hope all pilots with a sense of the curious will join them in Colombia in 2015. They expect fabulous flying, wonderful people bubbling with Colombian hospitality and lots of tasty food.
G’day I’m Phil Hystek.
My association with aviation started as a young boy growing up with a father who was a commercial pilot, instructor and aircraft engineer. I followed in his footsteps in becoming a qualified aircraft engineer
I begun my flying career with hang gliding in the late 1980’s while living in the California and became a US rated hang gliding instructor in 1990. The simplicity of a “wing in a backpack” saw me switch from HG to PG in the early 90’s and I haven’t looked back.
I gained my HGFA rating in 1993 and started my paragliding school in Canungra Queensland in 1993, which I still run today.
After 21 years of teaching paragliding, my passion for our amazing sport still runs deep, along with my commitment to helping pilots become as practically competent and technically adept as possible.
Our tours not only take you to some of the most amazing flying locations in the world, but will have you return home with a heightened skill base allowing you to progress in confidence.
I look forward to helping you explore the world and reach great heights.
I’m Craig Papworth. I was born in Zimbabwe and have spent most of my life wandering this great planet. From the very start as a young boy growing up in Africa all I wanted to do was to fly like the great birds of prey, circling up in thermals and arriving at cloud base. Now the Alps have been my base for the last 8 years. When Phil and I started Curious Goat 7 years ago I would commuted from the European flying season to the Himalaya flying season each year to do the tours with Phil. I would then stay on to fly tandems in Pokhara Nepal until I was due back for the summer season in Europe. I live in Munich with my wife Christa and run my own tandem business in the Bavarian Alps. I have a passion to fly and travel and I believe the combination brings bigger smiles and richer memories to everyone. Like Phil I look forward to imparting my extensive knowledge of travel and flying with you, believing strongly that they both compliment one another in building greater pilot skill and confidence