When John Welch started Flight Culture in 2000 he did it with the experience gained in working for three other paragliding schools. Rather than following the standard school model John wanted to create something quite different; a school that concentrated on teaching, building a real community and (of course) having a lot of fun.
From the start we taught in small groups which meant rapid, safe progress. We always invested in our staff and worked hard at helping them to progress with both their personal flying and their teaching. These things have contributed to where we are today; a modern, progressive school with an outstanding team that is leading the way in training.
John Welch – CFI
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!
I know a lot about everything but not a whole lot about any one thing and need more of every thing. I take photos of BIG luxury boats, outdoor clothing and other lifestyle things for work. I am a friend of Flight Culture a Trainee Instructor and I capture some of our adventures for the magazines.
I’m currently based in Bristol and will try to get in the air here as much as possible, but you can’t beat a trip abroad for the airtime.
I work for Airbus as an engineer so getting airborne is always on my mind.
My plan is to learn to fly tandem as soon as possible so that I can show people how awesome paragliding is!