John Blackmore started gliding in 1953. He completed the FAI Silver and Gold badges and a Diamond, and became a BGA instructor in 1961. He has had a long involvement with gliding, gliding instructing, and light aircraft flying including as a tug pilot. He has flown 38 different types of glider, 8000 launches and over 3000 hours. During that time, numerous pilots have benefited from his guidance. He has been an active member of five gliding clubs, relocating as his career evolved primarily with RAE and DRA. He remains an active member of the Kestrel Gliding Club, but is now retiring as an instructor.
RAeC Certificate of Merit
British Gliding Association