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Paramotor & paragliding instructor

Paramotor holiday landingJohn's a Yorkshire lad turned international vagrant who's lived in the USA, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, and now Spain.
In a previous life software engineering and electronics design paid the bills, before making a big break to fly the Algarve and ultimately join the FlySpain team.

Ridge soaring and coastal flying are now supplemented with developing XC skills and particularly the "Dark Side" AKA Paramotor. 

He's currently working towards his full instructor ticket while guiding and assisting paramotor courses. Besides flying duties, he's kept busy servicing and maintaining the paramotor fleet.


  • Yorkshire born
  • Flies - Miniplane top 80, Moster Plus
  • Ozone Spyder, Buzz Z5
  • Extra superpowers -  building drones, hot air ballooning, art nude photography
  • Years flying - 4
  • Favourite local flying Site - El Bosque
  • Favourite international flying Site - Codorama, Portugal