Even though adventure sports like paragliding are gaining popularity around the world, many are still very afraid to try it. A Turkish music teacher is one of them because he wanted to fly but didn’t know how to deal with his anxiety. But thanks to his favorite musical instrument – a violin, he not only conquered his fears, but also won on the Internet.
Fikret Eren recently made his paragliding dream come true thanks to his childhood friend Semih Er, Anadolu agency reported. The report says the duo took off from Ali Mountain in central Turkey’s Kayseri province, known for paragliding.
A video shared by the agency shows Eren playing his instrument above the scenic mountainous landscape as Er continues to manage the tandem and records his friend’s performance in the air on his first flight.
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According to Zenger News, the musician had always dreamed of flying and was jealous of Er, a professional paraglider for eight years. When Er heard Eren talk about something to distract him, he suggested he could play the violin during their ride.
“He admits he was scared at first, but found courage when his friend offered to accompany him. Plus, Eren liked the idea of playing the violin over the mountains, ”the report reads.
Videos and photos of the couple have circulated widely online, not only in Turkey but even beyond.