Johnny Carr was one of the early participants sport of Hang Gliding in the 1970’s and has been one of the UK’s leading pilots competing and setting records for 4 decades. In 1975 he broke the British endurance record for prone flight on a Hiway 260 at Rhossili.
He has been a pioneer involved in many new developments in Hang Gliding and class 2 gliders in particular. He was one of the original members of the British league in 1977 when he came second in the very first British National League competition.
He has since represented the UK in many international competitions and in 2012 led the British class 1 cross country league and was ranked in the top 10 in the British open series. In May 2012, he set a new UK Class 1 out and return record of 108 Km from his home site at Devils Dyke.
Johnny continues to be an active and widely respected competitor at all levels of UK Hang Gliding competition.