Bruce Tapson started instructing in gliders in 1959 and quickly went on to become a senior Air Cadet Flying Examiner, a senior BGA Flying Examiner and a club Chief Flying Instructor. Now in retirement, Bruce has supported the entire UK Self Launching Motor Glider (SLMG) community by taking on the very demanding volunteer role of Senior SLMG Examiner, effectively managing SLMG standards. In his 50 years in flying, Bruce has flown some 55,000 launches and 13,000 hours in gliders and motor gliders, and sent 2,500 first solos. Any club with Bruce as CFI soon found its flying statistics, membership numbers, achievements and bank balance increasing.
RAeC Silver Medal
British Gliding Association