Welcome to Thermal Pilot, your destination for exceptional active apparel designed to elevate your experience in the skies and beyond. Our journey began within the close-knit community of the Sylmar Hang Gliding Association (SHGA) in sunny Los Angeles, California. As a passionate new H2 pilot back then, I found myself captivated by the exhilarating world of hang glider flying. However, a striking contrast caught my attention - the remarkable pilots I soared alongside, adorned in everyday attire, stood in stark juxtaposition to the cutting-edge glider wings that surrounded us.

These wings, crafted from high-grade aircraft aluminum, Technora, and molded carbon fiber, symbolized the pinnacle of engineering and performance. Yet, the pilots themselves, masters of the sky, were draped in ordinary t-shirts, khakis, and even jeans. The disparity was undeniable, and a vision took flight within me.

Thermal Pilot emerged from a simple yet potent idea: to bridge the gap between our awe-inspiring sport and sleek, contemporary fashion. Every flight is a testament to human capability, like a dance with the elements. Our mission is to encapsulate this spirit in every thread and fiber, ensuring that the apparel you wear aligns seamlessly with the elegance and thrill of the skies.

Today, Thermal Pilot stands at the threshold of an exciting expansion. While our roots remain firmly entrenched in the world of hang gliding and paragliding, our wings now spread wider. We have embarked on a dynamic journey, extending our passion to embrace not only pilots of the skies but also those of the waves, the mountains, and the untamed terrains. Our vision encompasses the diverse tapestry of non-mainstream and extreme sports that have long been underrepresented in the realm of high-performance apparel.

With meticulous attention to detail, we curate an apparel lineup that embodies the essence of modern adventure across various disciplines. Whether you're catching waves, conquering trails, or exploring uncharted territories, Thermal Pilot is your steadfast companion, dedicated to infusing style, comfort, and functionality into every moment of your daring exploits.

Thermal Pilot isn't just a brand; it's a statement of unity, a celebration of boundless horizons, and an embodiment of the pursuit of excellence across a spectrum of thrilling endeavors. We invite you to explore our collection, embrace the synergy, and join us in elevating your journey to new heights.

Your belief in our vision fuels the very wings that carry us aloft. Thank you for embarking on this thrilling odyssey with us. Together, we reach for the skies and beyond, uniting athletes from all corners of the extraordinary.

Onwards & upwards,
Hector Réal

Thermal Pilot
Los Angeles, CA


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