Hugh Browning has expended and continues to expend a vast amount of his time on developing improvements in gliding safety, with a specific focus on the long term analysis of accidents and incidents to gliders within the UK. This ranges from year by year analysis, six year rolling analysis and historical analysis. In 2004 Hugh analysed the 2650 gliding accidents recorded over the previous 16 years. Using this data he was able to determine the predominant causes of fatal and serious accidents. He then led a small team to develop safety initiatives to address those causes. It is clear that his data has been invaluable for the UK and wider gliding community in understanding the effectiveness of subsequent safety initiatives and Hugh has worked tirelessly over the years to reduce the number of fatal and serious gliding accidents.
FAI Paul Tissandier Diploma
British Gliding Association