Stuart Somerville 1968 – 2016

Stuart Somerville

Stu Somerville

1968 – 2016

Stuart Somerville, FC team member tragically died in a paragliding accident on Dec 28, 2016 in Ibarra, Ecuador.

Stu spent several years as an important member of our team. Always cheerful and full of enthusiasm for absolutely everything which made him really popular with everyone. Stu had the ability to put people at ease and make them smile. We were hoping to take groups to his flying hostel in Colombia and all of us looked forward to catching up with Stu.

We will all miss him and never forget him.

  1. I knew Stuart from flying together in Colombia over many years. But it wasn’t just the flying, he was an all round good bloke, helpful, generous with his time, always a calm happy to see you smiling face. I’ll miss you mate.

    • Just like Joe, I met Stuart in Colombia and had a very memorable cross country flight on the last day of my three week trip. We launched in the normal low cloud and spent some time flying before heading out over the valley. Whist in the valley we noticed rain and lighting in the distance, we had a humorous conversation over the radio before we took the brave option, yes we both landed. Really nice guy and I am gutted I won’t get to fly with him on this earth. A nice guy all round.


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