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Matevž Lenarčič is experienced long distance flier. He has flown for more than 3500+ hours all over the world, mostly with his ultra light airplane and other single engine aircrafts. He holds PPL - private pilot license with IFR - (instrumental flight rules) rating, night qualification, and ULPL - ultralight pilot license.

Matevž Lenarčič has graduated in biology. An alpinist, paraglider, environmentalists, photographer and a pilot, he has climbed all over the world and among others reached the top of 8051m Broad Peak in Himalaya and climbed extreme routes in Patagonia. He is author of 11 books (nature, photography, climbing and flying), some of them awarded and translated in several languages. He is also founder and director of Aerovizija d.o.o., company for aerial photography.

Successfully accomplished projects


 Worldtrannsiberia 2002: 28 000km over 8 countries incl. Russia
 Around The Only World 2004: 38 000km crossing 23 countries
 Africa - Valley of Life 2005: 17 000km over 13 countries
The Alps - A Bird’s Eye View 2006 - 2009: 60 000km all over the Alps
 GLWF 2012: 91 000km
 GLWF North Pole 2013: 15 900km

Successfully accomplished projects  


  • Official national speed record Around the World Eastbound - C1a
  • Anofficial world speed record Around the World Eastbound - C1a
  • 2nd place national competition RAL2 2005

Aviation awards and prices:

- Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI):

  • Bronze colibry
  • Circumnavigator East Diamond
  • Silver colibry
  • Aviator of the year 2013
  • Diamond colibry
  • World Aviator of the year 2013


Matevž’s »aerial view« Books

Matevž’s »aerial view« Books