New Bailey 4 stroke paramotor!

I am now the proud owner of a Bailey 4 stroke 175cc. paramotor! Di gave me the day off to go down to go and fly the new machine on Saturday 29th September. Michel Carnet, aka Mitch, (who has just returned from the World PPG Championships in China with a Bronze medal!) was on hand […]


Tow launching – September 07

Ben and I took the day off on Tuesday 4th September as we had booked a tow conversion course up in Derbyshire at Airways Air Sports. We left London at 6am; the forecast was good and we had high hopes to complete the required 10 launches needed for our tow conversion ‘ticket’. We met up […]


Peak District – Eyam Edge

We have just spent the weekend up in Hathersage in the Peak District. Ben and Mum came up with us and we stayed at Carrhead Farm. It was Ben’s birthday on the 12th August and on Saturday we had some glorious flying at Eyam Edge next to Great Hucklow Gliding Club (where Dad took us […]


Paragliding in Annecy – July 07

We are staying in a small village called Talloires right by Lake Annecy. The weather has been changable and we had a lot of rain at first but then the sun arrived and the flying became good. Have a look at some of the photos I took today on my way up to base above […]


Swimming in Snowdonia 1-7-07

Diana and I went to Snowdonia and stayed at our favourite hotel – the Pen-y-Gwryd. The forecast was for torrential rain but we decided to ignore the forecast. As usual, the car was brimming with climbing gear and of course, the paraglider. None of it left the boot of the car as it did not […]

HP Conference in Las Vegas

20th June 2007 When Hewlett Packard invited us to give a keynote speech infront of over 2,000 people in Las Vegas, my first reaction was ‘Oh no, not Vegas!’ Now that I am back in England I can honestly say that it was great fun. The only negative thing was that it was just too […]


Paragliding in the Nevada Desert

Ben and I are currently staying in Las Vegas, where we are giving a keynote presentation on 20th June, 2007, with Dave Roberson (Senior Vice President) at a major annual Hewlett Packard conference where there are expected to be 2000 people in the audience. We are also speaking to journalists about the testing we did […]


XC flying inland (Turkey) 17-5-07

It has always been my dream to fly cross country on a paraglider. On the 17th May, 2007, I flew cross country for my first time ever. It was a wonderful feeling. We met with one of the top local pilots, Semih Sayir, who was a competition pilot. Semih had amassed over 7,000 hours on […]


Paragliding in Olu Deniz (Turkey)

I have just returned from a week of flying in Turkey by the sea in Olu Deniz. The scale of this place is breathtaking and the climate is perfect; sunshine, light winds and thermic conditions – not to mention the spectacular views over the sea and surrounding hills! Each morning we would catch the truck […]


Hathersage Lecture (4-5-07)

When I was asked by Mary and Michael Bailey to come and speak at the Memorial Hall, in aid of the Hathersage Swimming Pool Fund, I accepted at once. I adore Hathersage and have been visiting for years, mainly to rock climb or boulder on the gritstone edges with friends over the years. It was […]