A full-time hang gliding and paragliding instructor for over 20 years, Alan has recently retired as the Officer Commanding the Joint Services Paragliding Centre at Crickhowell. In that time he has been involved in training hundreds of students, always with patience and enthusiasm. A qualified winch operator, he worked with the Norfolk club for many years before moving to Wales. He has taken part in many competitions including the Chabre and Nepal Opens, inspiring his fellow Joint Services instructors with skilful and confident flying. Alan is an all-round ambassador for free flying.