In July 2018 Richard became the first person to fly a paraglider over 300km in the UK, taking the UK straight-line record to 306km and the goal record to 300.9km. He was in the air for over eight hours on a day that few others had even recognised as a potential record day. Having first claimed it over 30 years ago, Richard has set the UK record no less than nine times; he made the first UK 100km paraglider flight in 1994 and the first 200km flight in 2011. His planning and execution is an inspiration to all XC pilots.
RAeC Silver Medal
British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association