Stephen Simpson (Flybubble Crew)

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