Originally a parachutist, Bill has been invaluable to BAPC and later BHPA safety teams. In 1987 his school developed new techniques of launching and soaring. He investigated serious accidents for the FSC and acted as Records Officer for both BAPC and BHPA, achieving recognition for British pilots. He helped construct and eventually led the EPS course to train parachute packers, and helped to establish the Big Fat Repack. These efforts brought improvement in the design and integration of parachute systems and greater awareness amongst pilots of packing, fitting and using them. He has also contributed innumerable paraglider reviews to Skywings.
RAeC Bronze Medal
British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association