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The Team

Our team is made up of highly experienced paragliding instructors.  Not only do they enjoy flying all over the world themselves, they are enthusiastic teachers with patience and positivity who love to see pilots progress from the first time they meet them right up to them becoming Ninja skygods.  We aim to ensure that our clients are competent in the BHPA pilot tasks and beyond, developing their skills and knowledge to keep them safe in the sky. 

Pete Morris

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Pete Morris is the Director and co-owner of Sunsoar.  You will probably be in contact with Pete to arrange your flying trip abroad. Pete is a BHPA senior instructor and has been flying paragliders for over 20 years and instructing for over 10 years. He is a keen cross country pilot and tandem pilot.  He organises tandem flight taster days in Cumbria, runs the Sunsoar office and organises many of our trips abroad. 

 Pete Gallagher

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Pete Gallagher is Chief Flying Instructor and co-owner of Sunsoar.  He is an experienced cross country and tandem pilot.  He is a BHPA senior instructor and runs the speed flying training and organises tandem taster flights in South Wales.  He also organises many of our trips abroad. 

 Brian Doub

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Brian has been paragliding for 17 years and a BHPA instructor for 4 years with Sunsoar.  He is a keen cross country and competition (FAI category 2) pilot and enjoys exploring different countries by paraglider.  He has flown in the Alps, Norway, Slovenia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzsatn, Egypt, Algeria, Malaysia, Dubai, Nepal, the USA and New Zealand.  He loves teaching, coaching and guiding - and travelling!

 Jerry Thwaites

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Jerry has been flying for over 40 years. Firstly as a hang glider pilot, then as a military helicopter and fixed wing pilot. He has been paragliding for 20 years and is a BHPA instructor and tandem pilot. He loves the sport and enjoys passing on everything he has learned. 

 Shane Askam

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Shane is a very experienced cross country and tandem Pilot.  He has been a BHPA paragliding instructor for the military for many years and is our South of England instructor.  Shane is often involved in teaching on our trips overseas.  He loves talking about paragliding and passing on his extensive knowledge of the sport, even when everyone else has gone to bed!

Dave Neal

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Dave is a recent addition to the team, making his first appearance in Morocco in March 19 as a willing victim for our tandem pilot course there.  He has been instructing for the Services for many years and is an experienced pilot, tandem pilot and a BHPA Trainee Instructor.

 

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