Mainly a who’s who for new members.

Let me know if I have left you out, also, feel free to send me an updated picture or a bio to go with your entry.

Management

Grahame Nisbet

Grahame Nisbet

Chairman
Derek Bennett

Derek Bennett

Treasurer
Peter Burgess

Peter Burgess

Secretary
Maureen Weaver

Maureen Weaver

Cashier
Simon France

Simon France

Technical Officer
Dave Jeffries

Dave Jeffries

Web Master / OGN admin

I took on these roles in 2014 in the hope that it will make some kind of a difference to our enjoyment of the club.

Martin Bishop

Martin Bishop

Winch Master

Joined SWGC in late 2006 having flown paragliders for many years. I fly an ASW 19 which I have jointly owned since 2008
started the job of joint winch master with Dave Cousins in 2014
I am always pleased to show anyone the winch and how it works.

Geoff Williams

Geoff Williams

Course Sectretary
Chris Tooze

Chris Tooze

Site and Premises
Iain Wood

Iain Wood

Petrol Licence & Avgas Control
Peter Chaisty

Peter Chaisty

Child Protection & Equality Awareness
Rod Weaver

Rod Weaver

Accountant
Lyn Bennett

Lyn Bennett

Insurances
Hugh Rattray

Hugh Rattray

Avgas & Diesel Supply
Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Club Parachutes
Louis Chicot

Louis Chicot

Planning advice
Richard Slater

Richard Slater

Fleet Manager

Instructing Team

Rod Weaver

Rod Weaver

Chief Flying Instructor
Maureen Weaver

Maureen Weaver

Deputy Chief Flying Instructor/Safety Officer
Ian Kennedy

Ian Kennedy

Full Category Instructor
Dave Jeffries

Dave Jeffries

Full Category Instructor

Also a cloud flying instructor and BGA examiner (including cloud flying).

James Metcalfe

James Metcalfe

Full Category Instructor
Richard Slater

Richard Slater

Assistant Category Instructor
Brian Crow

Brian Crow

Assistant Category Instructor
Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Assistant Category Instructor
Derek Bennett

Derek Bennett

Assistant Category Instructor
Geoff Williams

Geoff Williams

Assistant Category Instructor

Started gliding in 1994. Once solo, spent a year flying the club Astir before moving onto the Std Libelle syndicate. Have had a few attempts at 300k, but been beaten mainly by weather. Competed quite a few times in RockPolishers usually finishing 2nd. Qualified as Basic Instructor and then Ass Cat last year. Aiming to compete in 1st regionals this year.

Rob Coulson

Rob Coulson

EASA Flying Instructor (Ass. Cat)

Tug Pilot Team

Enzo Casagrande

Enzo Casagrande

Tug Master
Maureen Weaver

Maureen Weaver

Tug Pilot
Rod Weaver

Rod Weaver

Tug Pilot
Ian Kennedy

Ian Kennedy

Tug Pilot
Dave Jeffries

Dave Jeffries

Tug Pilot
Ken Counsell

Ken Counsell

Tug Pilot

I started gliding with the ATC and went solo in 1955. I joined SWGC in 1978. During my time at the club I have held the positions of Chief Flying Instructor and Chairman I have a share in a Libelle and in one of the RF5 Motor Gliders.

Tony Hooper

Tony Hooper

Tug Pilot
Graham Bailey

Graham Bailey

Tug Pilot
Steve Reed

Steve Reed

Tug Pilot
Tony Howe

Tony Howe

Tug Pilot