Bio / Résumé

Ondrej Prochazka is a professional paraglide pilot focusing on acrobatic paragliding, cross-country and hike-and-fly adventures. Aside from competing in the World Cup he is also performing on various events bringing breathtaking aerobatic shows to the public. Having finished a BSc and MA degree his professional field is management and communication. Apart from being fluent in four languages Ondrej’s work experience covers project management, consulting, media/PR, areal photography, audiovisuals as well as customer communication.

Sport Highlights

  • World Record Esfera (*clip)
  • World Record in Synchronized Triple Infinity Tumbling (*clip)
  • 1st World Cup 2017, Acromax Italy
  • 1st Molveno Trophy 2016, Italy
  • 2nd Acroshow invitational 2016, Switzerland (*media)
  • 2nd Voss Vertigo 2015 & 2016, Norway
  • 1st synchro Expression Session 2015
  • 332 Km distance flight spanning 10 hours 22 minutes
  • FAI World Ranking No.6


Master of Arts in “Management, Communication & IT”

  • Management Center Innsbruck, 2010 – 2012
  • Practice-oriented international studies focused on developing management expertise and approaches to innovative technologies

Bachelor of Science in “Information and Communication Management”

  • Neisse University, 2007 – 2010
  • International study course spread across three universities in three neighboring countries
  • Combining business management, communication skills and IT


  • Specialization on marketing, market research, implementing modern marketing strategies, focus on using modern media – audiovisuals
  • Proficient in IT consulting, web design, Search Engine Optimization, web content analysis, project management and business planning
  • Film production – concept creation, filming and post-production experience
  • Familiar with financial accounting, cost controlling, business administration
  • Acquainted with Business Process Modelling – GPSS, Aris, ExtendSim
  • Additional IT skills – Adobe Photoshop, HTML, CSS, PHP, MODx CMS, WordPress CMS
  • Communication and negotiation skills – background in psychology; fluent in English, German, Spanish and Czech

Work Experience

Product launch (UP Misti Paraglider)

  • In cooperation with UP International, 2015; 2018 – 2022
  • Consulting on the glider concept with lead designer Frantisek Pavlousek
  • Responsible for glider testing, line trimming and prototype modifications
  • Marketing and 'Misti' PR via social networks following the whole R&D process
  • Roll out in 8 sizes (13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 33-Bi-tandem)

Brand launch (CEO)

  • Fly El Hierro, 2017 ~
  • Founder, CEO, COO and lead tandem instructor
  • Forming a company dedicated to tandem paragliding on El Hierro, Canarias
  • Responsible for corporate brand design and Web launch
  • Graphical design of printed PR material

Media & IT Advisor

  • Senco Pb spol. s r.o, 2008 – 2012
  • Consulting & Analysis – longterm external cooperation
  • Responsible for designing a new corporate identity
  • Launched new corporate visuals and PR material
  • Web accessibility analysis, SEO, MODx CMS roll out

Innovation Driver (internship)

  • T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH, Feb – Jun 2010
  • Project management, analysis of innovative solutions
  • Workshop organisation and discussion moderation
  • Virtual art visualisations for museums and cultural heritage
  • Prospects of new devices for paperless business processes

IT Project Manager

  • The Media Muses, 2006 – 2007
  • Project analysis and reshape, presentation to key investors
  • Business Plan validation, salvaging tech. and business issues

Project support (part time)

  • General Invest Company, 2001 – 2005
  • Involved in a new Search Engine project –
  • Employee support – Software/Hardware feedback
  • Webmaster duties – Search Engine administration