Reggie Spooner became involved with hang gliding in its earliest days in 1972. Using his professional knowledge, he set up the specialist Airsports Insurance Bureau. When the BHGA was set up in 1974, he was one of the first Council members, later becoming Chairman and then a Vice-President. When the BHGA merged to form the BHPA in 1992, he retired from the Council. He gave the AIB to the BHPA, since when it has contributed £30,000 to BHPA funds. He also set up a £30,000 trust fund for the development of hang gliding. The Trust provided the catalyst for the South Wales club to raise funds and purchase a 1000-acre site at Blorenge, and has since been instrumental in the purchase of two other sites.
RAeC Silver Medal
British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association