‘Apples’, as he is affectionately known, has been a fun jumper, instructor, discipline representative, national and international competitor and medallist. He has made over 1000 jumps as an Accelerated Free Fall Instructor. Today, he is a longstanding elected volunteer BPA Council Member and has been Chair of the BPA Riggers’ Subcommittee for nearly 20 years. Running his own business as a self-employed parachute rigger based at Weston-on-the-Green in Oxfordshire, Apples is truly immersed in the sport and, as a BPA Advanced Rigger, is always in demand for his expert understanding of all aspects of parachutes. As Chair of Riggers, he is co-opted to the BPA Safety & Training Committee. Apples may truly be said to represent the bedrock of our sport, to which he continues to devote his life, to the benefit and appreciation of the whole skydiving community.
RAeC Bronze Medal
British Parachute Association