USA Hike and Fly races bring the european paragliding race experience to our own backyard. We aim to provide an opportunity for American pilots to compete and develop their hike and fly skills, building experience and enthusiasm within our flying community. Our events are an opportunity to have FUN while getting better. A rising tide lifts all boats!
Who Are We?
Logan Walters first learned to fly when he was 16 years old in airplanes and helicopters. He chased rock climbing and adventures through the mountains, finally merging the two (flying and pushing the body's limits) when he began paragliding in 2017. He quickly began focusing on Hike and Fly racing as well as guiding, vol biv, and race to goal competitions. Without many opportunities for hike and fly in the United States, Logan started USA Hike and Fly with the goal to share, learn, and grow alongside this community. USA Hike and Fly has since put on 4 successfull events, and Logan has been able to compete around the world, including the Eigertour in Switzerland, X Red Rocks in Utah, and the UAE Hike and Fly Championships in Dubai, bringing more global knowledge back to this passion project.
Sophia Denison-Jonston is an elite rower and Logan's happy tandem passenger. She has spent most of her life chasing her passion for her sport, and has brought that fire and initiative to USA Hike and Fly. She is a bodyworker and personal trainer, and with her in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works, loves to encourage athletes to go somewhere they've never been before, whether it is realizing their true strength and endurance, or soaring over the mountains. You can find her rowing on the ocean, lakes, rivers, or hiking and offering support for Logan on one of his crazy adventures as she prepares to row across the Pacific Ocean in the summer of 2022!