Meet our team of experienced instructors

At Green Dragons we have a hugely experienced team of instructors in a wide variety of airborne activities. We teach, paragliding, hang glider, paramotoring, parascending and more so whatever your airborne passion is we have the experience to develop your skills further.

You are in safe hands with our Chief Flying Instructor Andy Shaw, who oversees all activities and is one of the most experienced instructors in the whole of the UK. If you would like more information about training with us then please read our FAQs and T&Cs for more information and contact us if you have any questions.

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Chief Flying Instructor and BHPA examiner

Andy is Green Dragons, investing his life into the school and the sport. Andy is passionate about all airsports and a dedicated instructor. 

Andy has been working with the BHPA for many years developing training programs and best practices for training pilots and instructors.

Andy Shaw

CFI & Owner of Green Dragons

Andy has been at the helm of Green Dragons since 1988 and has steered the team to multiple podium positions in a wide range of airborne disciplines and continues to contribute to many national established procedures used across the world of Free Flight. With this wealth of knowledge and experience Andy runs excellent fun training courses that instil discipline and safe practices into all of his students preparing them for real world flying.

Paragliding team

Our highly experienced and friendly team of instructors will get you through your course or fun day.

Enjoy every moment of your training with us and make friends for life

Andy Shaw

Andy Shaw

Chief Flying Instructor
Owner

Andy oversees all training within Green Dragons ensuring the school operates within the BHPA guidelines. He ensures all students are trained to a level that is expected to pass the BHPA courses and that all students get the best out of their courses.

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Justin Rose

Instructor

Sid has been training for over 20 years and is one of the top instructors in the UK. He has a confident teaching style and a unique knowledge of our training sites.

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Mike Agnew

Instructor

Mike has been teaching people to fly for most of his life. He has worked at some of the top paragliding sites around the world and helped hundreds of pilots earn their wings

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Mick Collins

Assistant Instructor

Mick is passionate about paragliding and paramotoring. He helps out with the school’s admin and can often be found working in our busy service centre. He is super friendly character who will always lend a hand.

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Will Lawrence

Assistant Instructor
Service technician

Will is a keen pilot and a skilled service technician of paragliders and hang gliders alike. He is detail conscious and committed to offering our customers the highest level of service.

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Matt Bignel

Assistant Instructor

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Mark Bignel

Assistant Instructor

Hang Gliding team

Our highly experienced and friendly team of instructors will get you through your course or fun day.

Enjoy every moment of your training with us and make friends for life

Andy Shaw

Andy Shaw

Chief Flying Instructor

Andy oversees all training within Green Dragons ensuring the school operates within the BHPA guidelines. He ensures all students are trained to a level that is expected to pass the BHPA courses and that all students get the best out of their courses.

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Will Dear

Assistant Instructor

Sid has been training for over 20 years and is one of the top instructors in the UK. He has a confident teaching style and a unique knowledge of our training sites.

Oleg Muraveyyk

Assistant Instructor

Mike has been teaching people to fly for most of his life. He has worked at some of the top paragliding sites around the world and helped hundreds of pilots earn their wings

Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith

Instructor

Paramotoring team

Our highly experienced and friendly team of instructors will get you through your course or fun day.

Enjoy every moment of your training with us and make friends for life

Andy Shaw

Andy Shaw

Chief Flying Instructor

Andy oversees all training within Green Dragons ensuring the school operates within the BHPA guidelines. He ensures all students are trained to a level that is expected to pass the BHPA courses and that all students get the best out of their courses.

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Mick Collins

Assistant instructor

Mick is passionate about paragliding and paramotoring. He helps out with the school’s admin and can often be found working in our busy service centre. He is super friendly character who will always lend a hand.

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Will Lawrence

Assistant instructor Service technician

Will is a keen pilot and a skilled service technician of paragliders and hang gliders alike. He is detail conscious and committed to offering our customers the highest level of service.

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Mike Williams

Service technition
Club coach

Fahri Ozdemir

Fahri Ozdemir

Club coach

Parascending team

Our highly experienced and friendly team of instructors will get you through your course or fun day.

Enjoy every moment of your training with us and make friends for life

Andy Shaw

Andy Shaw

Chief Flying Instructor

Andy oversees all training within Green Dragons ensuring the school operates within the BHPA guidelines. He ensures all students are trained to a level that is expected to pass the BHPA courses and that all students get the best out of their courses.

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Mark Bignel

Assistant instructor

Sid has been training for over 20 years and is one of the top instructors in the UK. He has a confident teaching style and a unique knowledge of our training sites.

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Matt Bignel

Assistant instructor

Mike has been teaching people to fly for most of his life. He has worked at some of the top paragliding sites around the world and helped hundreds of pilots earn their wings

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Mick Collins

Assistant instructor

Mick is passionate about paragliding and paramotoring. He helps out with the school’s admin and can often be found working in our busy service centre. He is super friendly character who will always lend a hand.

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Will Lawrence

Assistant instructor
Service technician

Will is a keen pilot and a skilled service technician of paragliders and hang gliders alike. He is detail conscious and committed to offering our customers the highest level of service.

Dave Crowhurst

Dave Crowhurst

Club coach

Del Lazell

Del Lazell

Club coach

Tandem Instructors

Our highly experienced and friendly team of instructors will get you through your course or fun day.

Enjoy every moment of your training with us and make friends for life

Andy Shaw

Andy Shaw

Chief Flying Instructor

Andy oversees all training within Green Dragons ensuring the school operates within the BHPA guidelines. He ensures all students are trained to a level that is expected to pass the BHPA courses and that all students get the best out of their courses.

Andy Shaw

Andy Shaw

CFI
Tandem instructor

Mick is passionate about paragliding and paramotoring. He helps out with the school’s admin and can often be found working in our busy service centre. He is super friendly character who will always lend a hand.

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Sid Rose

Instructor
Tandem instructor

Will is a keen pilot and a skilled service technician of paragliders and hang gliders alike. He is detail conscious and committed to offering our customers the highest level of service.

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Billy Elliston

Tandem instructor

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Ian Grant

Tandem instructor