Robert Grimwood started flying weight-shift microlights despite having lost the sight of one eye. He won a bursary and went solo on his 17th Birthday, and soon qualified as an instructor. He instructed part-time while at University, where he achieved an MSc in Aeronautical Engineering. He now works as CFI of Plastows Microlight Club and as an airworthiness engineer for BMAA. He crewed with Paul Dewhurst and they won Bronze at the 1999 World Championships. Then, as pilot, he won Silver at the 2003 Worlds. This has been followed by Gold medals in the 2004 European Championships and the 2005 and 2007 World Championships.
RAeC Silver Medal
British Microlight Aircraft Association