I seem to be drawn to action sports!
In 1972 I began Hang Gliding over my beloved Lakeland felltops and caught the flying bug. Later I moved into water sports and ran a Windsurfing school on Derwentwater, followed by a successful and exciting period in Yacht racing. However I always had the urge to get back in the air and when I discovered Gyroplanes/Gyrocopters/Autogyro’s (generically Autogyro) I knew this was it.
Initially (7 yrs ago) I was happy to be a pilot but was persuaded to proceed to Instructor status and recently I have acheived Examiner status (FE). I get tremendous pleasure from sharing my knowledge and love of Gyro’s with others and seeing my students gaining their PPL(G) license.
My flying has taken me all over the UK and in doing so I have met some interesting characters and been to some exceptional places. I feel very fortunate to live in the Lakes and the Gyro is the best medium to see the splendour of our area. We fly 3 dimensionally through the scenery in safety and enjoy the best views our country has to offer. I have organised many gyro trips. Please see our You Tube link
My personal CV includes having proudly been the Mayor of Keswick for 3 years. I am the County Councillor for Keswick and district and my musical cv is varied.
Photography is also a great passion of mine. This website and the Cumbria Gyroplanes / Autogryro / Gyrocopter Facebook page, both comprise of photographs I have taken over the years. Please visit the gallery page to view a handful of my favourites.