Chief Coach for the Lanarkshire and Lothian club for many years, David was instrumental in creating a new coaching ethos for the club and a mentoring scheme for new pilots. His professional career in nuclear reactor safety led him to envisage a more formal approach to guiding a pilot’s progress after training. Invited onto the FSC, David developed the Pilot Development Structure, a web application to steer pilots’ progress within the club environment and track their advance. He also helped instigate the Scottish Federation’s Ratho Repack, featuring a 150m zip-slide for pilots to test-deploy their parachutes in safety.
RAeC Certificate of Merit
British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association