Our Episode #7 – Amazing Romania and more with Carbon Cub driver Marius Jumolea.
Marius Jumolea is from Cluj-Napoca – Romania and although having been raised in an aviation family, he only found his own passion for aviation and especially bush flying at the age of 25.
Since then, Marius developed an avid need to fly and perfect his backcountry skills. This dedication pushed him to be one the few European owners of a Cub Crafters Carbon Cub EX2 back in late 2016. First pushing the limits on his own bush plane and exploring his amazing birth country, his passion saw him sharing a seat next to Philipp Sturm in his PT6 on his way from Switzerland to Alaska back in 2019. After spending two years in the birth country of bush flying, Marius came back to Romania with countless lessons learned and his passion still burning.
Today an UL/LSA and LAPL flight instructor, Marius shares with us his personal story about backcountry flying in Romania then Alaska, his thoughts about flying safely in the backcountry as well as carrying the appropriate safety gear but most of all, the joy of meeting awesome people around the world, sharing the same passion.
This episode´s book tip is:
Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot´s Perspective, by Richard K. Williams, Dominique Etchevrry – 2015
ISBN 1507665385, 9781507665381
If you want to watch a video of Marius backcountry flying in his Carbon Cub in Romania:
Music credits: “Slowly”, Amon Tobin – Supermodified, 2000
Cover photography: Bogdan Pop