Club Coach Co-ordinator


Ian "Angus" Gillespie
Discipline:
PG (P) 
Availability:
Anytime

Mobile: 07743 932403

 

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Club Coaches


John Alder

Discipline:
HG (P) / PG (P)
Availability: Anytime
Tel:  01747 828576
Mobile: 07963 580745
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John has flown HGs since 1992 and PGs since 1996; whilst still very much on the learning curve himself (who isn't?) is always ready to help the less experienced pilot. Based nr. Shaftesbury.


Phillip Brolan
Discipline: PG (P)  Availability: Anytime (ish)
Mobile: 07874 027672 Send Message
Living in Christchurch and known as Phill, I was instructed by Andrew Pearce of Flying Frenzy passing my EP in 2015, my CP in 2016 and went on to pass my Pilot rating in 2019. I have amassed nearly 300 hours on various wings from A to D but sit comfortably on my Cayenne 5. Availability is varied as I try to balance being self employed with this brilliant sport. Enjoy all aspects of the sport and glad to help out as best as I can.


Nigel Cowley
Discipline: PG (CP)  Availability: Anytime (ish)
Mobile: 07970 435352 Send Message
I work short contracts and from home, so my availability is sporadic, but I try to juggle my life to allow as much paragliding as possible. I have been around aviation for many years, coming to paragliding from general aviation and sailplanes - but I am a low hours paraglider pilot, recently qualified as CP and then Coach. I am certainly not the best pilot or the best coach, but I hope I can encourage and support fellow pilots. If you want to go flying but you would like company or support – give me a try, I’d be happy to come along.


Pete Chalmers
Discipline: PG (P, D)  Availability: Anytime
Tel:  02380 848588
Mobile: 07710 416682
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Pete started paragliding in 2001 (remember foot and mouth!) and lives in Hythe near Southampton. He's retired so will be out most flyable days if not sailing. Main interest is cross country so favours inland sites and on a good day may be flying out of the area. Happy to help so give him a call!


Nigel Cowley
Discipline: PG (CP)  Availability: Anytime (ish)
Mobile: 07970 435352 Send Message
I work short contracts and from home, so my availability is sporadic, but I try to juggle my life to allow as much paragliding as possible. I have been around aviation for many years, coming to paragliding from general aviation and sailplanes - but I am a low hours paraglider pilot, recently qualified as CP and then Coach. I am certainly not the best pilot or the best coach, but I hope I can encourage and support fellow pilots. If you want to go flying but you would like company or support – give me a try, I’d be happy to come along.


Gordon Crisp
Discipline: PG (P)  Availability: Anytime
Tel:  01202 429777
Mobile: 07957 820791
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I am Gordon Crisp (Gordy or Crispy to some). I am PG Pilot rated, having been trained by Andrew Pearce of Flying Frenzy (it seem that most of us have). Although I have several hundred hours I still feel able to assist low airtime members. Being semi retired I am available most of the time.



Harry Dike
Discipline: PG (P)   Availability: Anytime
Tel:  01963 362322
Mobile: 07929 784248
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Based near Sturminster Newton, Harry is out during the week as well as at weekends


Roger Edwards
Discipline: PG (P)  Availability: Anytime
Tel: 01202 311574 
Mobile: 07779 337306
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Roger is based in Bournemouth. He has been flying since 2004 and might be found out on our hills any day of the week. He is happy to help you towards your pilot rating and will invigilate your exam when you are ready to take it.


Henry Hookings
Discipline: PG (P)  Availability: Anytime
Tel: 01425 672766
Mobile: 07708 557776
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Found mainly flying at Barton on Sea, (whenever it is flyable), has been flying since 2005


Simon H Jones
Discipline: PG (P)  Availability: Weekends/Evenings
Tel: 01258 488891
Mobile: 07803 725131
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Simon has been flying since 2005 having take an inordinately long time to get his CP rating. He lives in Blandford and can be sighted at any number of sites in the Wessex region. He is a teacher and so is more often spotted during the school holidays but can also be seen by the eagle-eyed as dusk approaches at other times of the year.


Roy Menage
Discipline: PG (P)  Availability: Mainly Weekend but feel free to call anytime for advice
Tel:  01963 362754
Mobile: 07967 338800
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Living in Stalbridge, within easy reach of Bell Hill and many other sites. Roy has been flying since 2004 and gets out whenever possible.


Shamus Pitts
Discipline: PG (P)   Availability: Weekends
Tel: 01300 341682
Mobile: 07795 985642
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I'm based in West Dorset and have been flying paragliders since August 2006. You can usually find me on a windswept hill if there's a remote chance it might be flyable.


Gary Puhl
Discipline: PG (AP, D)   Availability: Anytime
Tel:  02380 326156
Mobile: 07760 321108
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With >17 years experience flying paragliders and a passion for XC, I enjoy using the tandem when possible to give experience of soaring and thermic flight.


Stephen Shovlar
Discipline: PG (P)  Availability: Anytime
Tel: -
Mobile: 07540 611115
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I’m based in Poole and am out flying Wessex sites whenever it’s flyable. I enjoy coastal soaring and ridge soaring. Happy to offer advice and site briefings to the limit of my current ability.


Sean Staines
Discipline:
PG (P) 
Availability: Anytime
Tel: 01590 622177
Mobile: 07764 566444
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I’m based in the New Forest and am out flying whenever it’s flyable. I enjoy all conditions from coastal soaring to XC flying; Happy to help with advice and coaching.


John Shephard
Discipline: PG (AP)  Availability: Weekends/Evenings
Tel:
Mobile: 07732 223407
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I live near Blandford and fly both inland and coastal.
I'm an ex-senior paragliding instructor and have also guided on numerous trips abroad.
Happy to help with any aspect of coaching from low airtime to XC.


Tony Robinson
Discipline: PG (P)  Availability: Anytime
Tel: - 
Mobile: 07818 413219
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I like to spend as much time as possible flying but I am happy to help you, whether its practicing ground handling or just a friendly face on one of our sites.
Keep an eye on Telegram posts as to where we are, or give me a call.


Steve Shackleton
Discipline: PG (P)  Availability: Anytime
Tel: - 
Mobile: 07414 703603
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I live in Poole and can often be found flying the coastal sites. I really enjoy soaring and making the most of the beautiful County we live in. I started flying initially paramotor before transitioning to hill last year. I'm happy to help anyone working towards their pilot rating. This is a sport that has something to offer everyone but first and foremost it is fun and I'm happy to help anyone find their way in the early days of Their Flying career.
I work shifts so my availability is variable but I can often be found on the hill midweek when others are stuck behind a desk.


James Smith
Discipline: PG (P)  Availability: Weekends,
Summer evenings
Tel: - 
Mobile: 07817 471259
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Paragliding since 2015, based in Poole. Has flown most Wessex sites, as well as trips to Italy, Spain and France. Flown in the BCC for the first time in 2017, looking get involved again in 2018. Became a Club Coach in December 2017.


Robin Wallace
Discipline: PG (CP)  Availability: Weekends
Tel:  -
Mobile: 07798 606406
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Paragliding since 2015, based in Shaftesbury. Has flown most Wessex sites, Avon sites Westbury and Mere, and trips to Italy, Spain and France. Became a Club Coach in December 2017.


Alan Webb
Discipline: PG (P)  Availability: Anytime
(Mainly out at weekends)
Tel:  -
Mobile: 07542 990579
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Alan is based in Wool Dorset, Very handy for access to coastal sites and inland sites too. He has been flying since 2004 and at most Wessex sites. I fly whenever work and weather allows. Happy to help just call.


Julian Yates
Discipline: PG (P)  Availability: Anytime
Tel:  -
Mobile: 07833 587875
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I’m based in BOURNEMOUTH and am out flying Wessex sites whenever it’s flyable. I enjoy coastal soaring and ridge soaring. Happy to offer advice and site briefings.