Gordon Rigg started flying hang gliders in 1984, and in 1987 took part in his first UK Championships. In 1989 he set a UK distance record of 152 miles, which stood for ten years. He has won the UK Championships five times since 1996, fighting his way back to the title after a serious back injury. He has been a member of the UK Team since 1996, including serving as Captain, and has won several team medals. He has been active in Coaching both at his local Club and for upcoming competition pilots. He has served on the hang gliding competitions panel for many years, and has contributed articles on the competition scene to every issue of the BHPA magazine for eight years.
RAeC Silver Medal
British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association