Maren ‘discovered’ paragliding on a tandem flight with a friend of her brother (who is also a PG pilot) on the shores of the Baltic Sea in northern Germany in 1995. Immediately hooked, she started taking lessons shortly thereafter in the Hartz Mountains, about six hours from her home in Hamburg, and has been enthusiastically involved ever since.
Paragliding was the primary reason for her first trip to the Northwest in 1997. Since then she has become an integral part of the Discover Paragliding instructional team!
She is also Master rated, and also holds the Advanced Instructor, Tandem Instructor, and Tow Administrator certifications from the United Stated Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (the USHPA).
In 2012, she became an internationally recognized team pilot for Parajet Intl. powered paragliders (PPG).
Check out her team blog here: Parajet Team Pilot Blog – Maren Ludwig (Parajet is currently updating their website too, so this link will be modified when they get her blog updated again.)