Let me introduce you to your instructor

We have the following categories of instructor:

  • Full Instructor, who run the field and can perform tests;
  • Assistant Instructor, who can train and coach from beginner to advanced;
  • Basic Instructor who can introduce people to the basics of flight and offer some experience on the controls;
  • Introductory Flight Pilot, who can take people for a flight and give them a taste of the air from a glider pilot’s point of view but the student cannot handle the controls except to follow through.

All of our instructors are trained and approved by the British Gliding Association.

Rating Name  
Chief Flying Instructor:


Guy Hartland


 Instructor (Full):
Simon Adlard

(also a motor glider instructor)

Chris Alldis
Roger Andrews


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Neal Clements

(also a motor glider instructor)

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Clive Crocker CliveCrocker
David Crowson DaveCrowson
Paul Fowler
Rob Hanks


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Steve Male

(also a motor glider instructor)

Alan Swan

(also a motor glider instructor)

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 Instructor (Assistant):
Walter Baumann WalterBaumann
Matthew Cook MatthewCook
Mark Jerman
Nigel Lassetter NigelLassetter
Steven Lewis


 Mark Sanders MarkSanders
 Instructor (Basic):
Charles Carter


David d’Arcy David d'Arcy
Roger Ellis RogerEllis
Denise Hughes


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Mark Wakem Mark Wakem
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Introductory Flight Pilot:  Holly Harris Holly2
Last Update: 11 Apr 2021