AUREL HALLBRUCKER IS A MANY TIMES NATIONAL GLIDING CHAMPION, AND REGULARLY QUALIFIES FOR THE HIGHLY COMPETITIVE AUSTRIAN NATIONAL GLIDING SQUAD AT EUROPEAN AND WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS. HE ALSO GREW UP IN INNSBRUCK WITHIN THE AUSTRIAN ALPS. HE KNOWS HIS HOME TERRAIN LIKE THE BACK OF HIS HAND, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, HE IS A PERCEPTIVE GLIDING INSTRUCTOR.