Stephen Simpson is an experienced pilot from North Wales. He has flown in the PWC, as a member of the British Team at the Pre World championships in Bramburg, Austria (with Carlo) and as a UK Nationals Pilot. His mentors were Judy Leden and Jocky Sanderson. He likes flying in the mountains of Wales and Cumbria, the Alps, the Sierra Nevadas of the Owens (California USA) and the Victorian Alps (Bright, Australia). He currently prefers to do vol bivouac.
Why do I fly? Perspective – Leonardo Da Vinci was right.
Club: North Wales HG & PG Club
Flying Since: 1987
Total Hours Flown: Many
Best Distance: Never as far as I’d like unless I’ve made goal.
Best Flight: Thermaling alongside a Wedge-Tailed Eagle in Australia. The next flight.
Favourite Site (World): Owens Valley, California
Favourite Site (UK): Latrigg, Cumbria
Wing: Niviuk Klimber P “Red Bull X Alps”
Harness: Advance Lightness 2
Reserve: High Adventure Beamer 2
Instruments: Naviter Oudie 4 (full fat), XC Tracer 2 linked to iPhone running FlySkyHy, Renschler Solar audio vario
Other kit: Vol Biv stuff
Goal: Fly more with good people