Richard Gallon is the man behind AIRG. Having started as one of the European pioneers of Paragliding he had and still has a bearing on the scene.
By following his passion, he gained experience in every branch of the sport. Besides, being an international paragliding instructor he helped to improve gliders by testpiloting for plenty of companies. Additionally, he managed to contain his enthusiasm for the sport over the decades and won the World Cup several times.
2009 he decided to found his own company: AIRG was born. The authentic style of the company in connection with very sophisticated products can be considered the main pillars of the company’s success.
AIRG´s wings are characterized by:
- precise operation
- clean, wrinkle-free workmanship
- good feedback through medium brake pressure and accurate wing tension
- manoeuvrability, smooth flying style
Especially, the “Emilie”, AIRG´s acrowing contributed to the company´s success. In cooperation with the world best pilots an outstanding wing has been created. A wing that proves its reliability with several World Champion titles. At the same time, the Emilie in the bigger sizes works nicely and can be considered the safest Acro wing on the market, especially for Acrobeginners.
Richard and his uncomplicated, individual style managed to conquer the Acro-niche in less than five years. In 2016 Richard decided to focus on his family and to be a full-time pilot again. Selling his firm to one of the “major-players” was no option for him as it would have changed the spirit of AIRG. Therefore, he decided to give his company to two young, like-minded, Acropilots from Innsbruck. Simon and Johannes. From 2017 on they take care of the business, always being aware of the following principles:
- Individual price policy for individual people
- Having a “familiar” atmosphere, with honest dialogue
AIRG is the brand from Acropilots for Acropilots!
It is for those who are in the air whenever they can.
For those who follow their passion with dedication and who like to contribute to make our sport grow by helping to inspire people around the globe.
For us AIRG is more than company, it is a way to follow our dreams.