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Pete

Pete Gallagher

CFI, Tandem Air Experience School

Pete is a legend and the Chief Flying Instructor at Sky Summits. He is a BHPA senior instructor and has been flying paragliders for 20 years.

He had a long career in the Army before settling in to teaching paragliding in all forms. He is a massively experienced skydiver and BASE jumper.  Pete is a keen cross-country pilot, tandem pilot and speed flyer. He’s done it all.

Geordie

James Petts

AE Instructor, XC Guide, Tandem Pilot

James is a seasoned XC guide. He has considerable knowledge in all aspects of flying, guiding and teaching, from beginners through to advanced pilot training in big mountain or the flat lands. He is dedicated to the sport, flying and working all round the world as a guide. He is also an Air Experience Instructor. In addition, he has over 20 years of instructional experience in skiing and diving to the highest level.

Debu

Debu Choudhury

XC & Vol Biv Guide, SIV Instructor

π˜Ώπ™šπ™—π™ͺ was born and grew up in the stunning Manali. He dropped out of school at the age of 16 to start his flying career. Since then his life has revolved around paragliding.

His knowledge of the flying in north India is second to none since he has been flying in the area for the last twenty five years, and he has pioneered many of the routes including the first flight from Bir to Manali in 2000. Debu held the distance record in the area with a 256 km flight in April 2018. This was not only a new record from Bir but also the biggest flat triangle ever flown in Asia.

He’s fluent in English, Italian, French, Hindi and Pahari, the local mountain dialect. It is hard to imagine a better person with whom to decode the best lines to connect the high peaks and enjoy a relaxing bivy mission.

Stefan

Stefan Bernhard

XC Guide, Competition Mentor

Stefan started flying paragliders in the 90s when he still was flying fast jets in the German Airforce. Now a retired fighter pilot, he regularly competes in Paragliding World Cups and various Nationals around the globe, is a part of the German team and has earned a top 20 position in the world ranking.

Stefan still loves a quiet evening top to bottom after hiking up a mountain for a couple of hours, but also enjoys the demanding all day long XC flights when you get in the flow for hours.

Stefan is most happy when he can transfer his knowledge and see how pilots improve their flying, sharing their excitement and joy.

He will break down every aspect of paragliding with military precision and make it available to you in usable chunks. He is the specialist competition mentor on our team, and will love to help pilots refine their comp flying skills. You turn you lose !

Eddie

Eddie Colfox

XC Guide, Tandem Pilot

Eddie has been on several flying expeditions to the Himalayas and, together with John, he pioneered the amazing flying area of Hunza in Pakistan in 2002, where he made a short film, Hypoxia, about his antics at over 7000 metres.

Not only a very accomplished pilot, Eddie is perfectly qualified for guiding, having been a paragliding school proprietor in the UK for 10 years, an instructor for 15 and taught in India over two full winters in the mid-90s and has been coming back ever since. 

Antoine

Antoine Laurens

XC Guide

π˜Όπ™£π™©π™€π™žπ™£π™š began flying in 1992 when he was seventeen years young. A top vol-biv pilot, Antoine crossed over a 1,400 km route of the Himalayas in 2010, in which he flew from Dharamshala to the Nepal / Sikkim border, the longest unsupported vol-bivouac trip in history. He’s also flown unsupported vol biv through much of the Sierra Nevada in the Sierra Safari. Antoine has not only found amazing flying lines in India but also lovely human souls.  Antoine also has a gift for imparting his hard-won knowledge in many languages.

Andy

Andy MacDonald

AE Instructor, Tandem Pilot
Martin

Martin Cray

AE Instructor, Tandem Pilot
Dave Manning

Dave Manning

AE Instructor, Tandem Pilot

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