Paragliding with Flight Culture!

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the
intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well
preserved body, but rather skidding in sideways,
battered and bruised, a big fat cigar in one hand and a beer in the other,
totally worn out and screaming
F**K what a ride!

Introduction from John Welch – CFI


I am the chief flying instructor (CFI) registered with the British Hang gliding & Paragliding Association (BHPA) & founder of Flight Culture. I began paragliding in 1987 while living in the French Alps and it was in France that I began instructing. I returned to England in 1994 and went on to gain my UK instructor and tandem rating. I worked for two schools in the south of England before setting up Flight Culture in 2000.

I am an instructor examiner and serve on the BHPA executive committee.

In addition to my paragliding qualifications, I am a PADI diving instructor and a qualified First Aid trainer, hold a yacht master and ticket and like Cuban cigars!

Meet the rest of the team...